Eric Moore & The Godz: Tribute Album
What an honor, for our own Mark After Dark, to be listed on the credits of the Legendary, Eric Moore and The Godz Tribute Album, Volume 3, “Gotta Keep A Runnin!” Go, right now, to www.fnarecords.net and order this cd. It has the current, and past members of the following bands- Wasp, The Starz, Cactus, Dio, Rainbow, Stanky Brown, Impaler, Flipp, Gudger, Cats in Boots, Quiet Riot, Warrant, Kidd Wycked, The Mentors, Jetboy, Clarence Clemons, The Rods, Crowhaven, Kiff, Charlie Bonnet 3, Sacrificial Blood, Hells Fire Sinners, Tired Wings, Willie Phoenix, Alexey Spectre and W Billy Morris.
The Original Country Outlaw...
Creative freedom for all... what a concept ! Most of the Musicians, I know, personally, when given the opportunity, get signed to a record label,forget about their own creativity. You know what happens? They end up bucking to a system, that, has absolutely no respect, for who Musicians really are. They're told how to record and how to express themselves. Waylon Jennings, The ultimate Outlaw said it best, and it goes something like this…“I just never thought you should limit yourself,if you got an idea try it. That’s what we are all about, and music if you start putting limits on music you might as well take it to the house. “You've got to care about the music...You'd better not be doing it for the publicity, the fame or the money. And you'd sure better not be doing it because it's a way to make a living, 'cause that ain't always going to be easy. You got to believe it, believe in the music. You gotta mean it. Music in itself should be created by the Musician not by someone who has no idea of the artist.Those people who run the labels should do what they know how to, and that is promote the artist and allow them to play and record the way they always have without any interference.” Thinking about Waylon Jenning on this the sixteenth anniversary of his death. We can all learn something from him, The rebellious spirit never dies.
In what I do as a radio guy, is a lesson from Ol’ Waylon. I will do what I do, without listening to those who tell me to do the opposite, of what I know to be true. My formula always works, because I believe in it...not the industry, and not even YOU! It’s been proven time and time again, by ME. I got fired by WFDU for being myself and being told “To shut up and just play the music. "That ain’t the way the song goes, You get Mad Mark After Dark The Man that hates everything, Except the Real Thing. So there ya’ go !! Thank You Waylon Jennings for giving me your music first and foremost and the rebellious spirit RIP June 15, 1937 - February 13, 2002.
Craig Macgregor, dead at 68...
Longtime Foghat bassist Craig MacGregor died Friday morning after a long battle with cancer. He was 68.
The band announced McGregor’s passing in a statement on its official website that reads, “It is with great sadness that we are letting you know that we have lost our brother, good friend, husband, father and band mate this morning.”
“He passed peacefully in his wife, Lisa MacGregor‘s arms after a prolonged battle with cancer. Please respect the privacy of the family and band members at this time… Rest in Peace Thunderfingers.”
McGregor became a member of Foghat in 1976, and appeared on many of the band’s popular recordings, including its multi-platinum 1977 concert album,Live. Craig played with the group until 1982, and rejoined them a couple times during the 1980s before returning to the fold full-time in 2005.
He remained part of Foghat until his death, although his illness forced him to stop performing with the group in 2015. McGregor also contributed to Foghat’s most recent studio album, Under the Influence, which was released in 2016.
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Pat Torpey passes away...
Born in Cleveland on Dec. 14, 1953, Torpey began playing drums when he was seven years old and saw a polka band at a picnic. He moved out to Los Angeles in 1983, where he was able to network himself and quickly wound up drumming behind singers on American Bandstand and Solid Gold. From there, he spent some time on tour with Tina Turner and Belinda Carlisle and joined the Knack.
That caught the attention of Paul Gilbert and Billy Sheehan, who were looking to form a new group with singer Eric Martin. But before they could record their debut, Torpey was back out on the road, this time with Robert Plant after Chris Blackwell, Plant’s regular drummer, broke his arm.
Mr. Big was released in 1989, but their second, 1991’s Lean Into It, was their breakthrough, reaching No. 15 on the Billboard 200 Albums chart and going platinum on the strength of the No. 1 single “To Be With You.” But their success didn’t last — except in Japan, where they’ve had a huge following — and Gilbert was replaced by Richie Kotzen in 1997. They broke up after touring behind 2001’s Actual Size.
The original lineup reunited in 2009, resulting in 2011’s What If… and 2014’s The Stories We Could Tell, which came out after Torpey’s diagnosis had been made public. Torpey was replaced by Matt Starr, but he worked with the band in the studio for last year’s Defying Gravity and was credited as the “drum producer.” Torpey remained with the band on tour, contributing background vocals and percussion, and getting behind the kit for “Just Take My Heart.”
“This record, Pat was running out of the control room into the drum room about every five or 10 minutes to talk with Matt about some idea that he had for how the thing would be treated,” Sheehan told us. “So as much as it’s Matt playing on the record, it’s all completely and wholly directed by Pat. Some of that direction includes Pat saying to Matt, ‘Do your thing here, don’t worry about how you think I might want to do it.’ Which is good too. It really gave Matt a chance to do his thing, but still do a lot of things in the Pat Torpey style. Pat’s got a lot of little moves that he does that are really finessed. When other drummers try to do his stuff, they’re always frustrated. I’ve gotten a lot of emails from guys that were singing Pat’s praises, because they had such a hard time figuring out this little stick pattern or the high hat thing that Pat did in the middle of a regular old rock beat.”
“It’s a great back and forth that they have and I thought Matt just did a stellar job on the drumming on the record in general,” he continued. “But the fact that he really took the Pat Torpey stylings and advice and did it selflessly.
John Perry Barlow, succumbs...
AC/DC will continue with Axl...by Scott Munro
Rose went on to tour with AC/DC on their Rock Or Bust tour. Now, author Engleheart, who wrote 2012 book AC/DC Maximum Rock & Roll: The Ultimate Story Of The World's Greatest Rock & Roll Band, insists that Rose will stick with the band going forward.
He says in a Facebook post: “Speculate all you want but I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again: AC/DC will continue with Axl on vocals – new album, touring, the whole nine yards.
“What was a massive gamble by Angus turned out to be an equally enormous triumph that has set the scene for the future.”
Johnson made his return to the stage in May last year, when he sang with Robert Plant and Paul Rodgers in Oxford. He also made a guest appearance with Muse at the August 2017 Reading Festival.
Misfits will rock Prudential Center on Saturday, May 19th, 2018
Experience Their Legacy of Brutality!
The Misfits played just one reunion show in 2017, but if the rumors are to be believed, they're planning something bigger for 2018 — and if they are, this website will update automatically to reflect up-to-the-second concert information! Tickets for shows are expected to sell out fast, so you'd better come back often if you want to be sure to catch Glenn Danzig and company live and in person. Love classic horror punk albums like Walk Among Us, Static Age, and Famous Monsters and want to hear their biggest cuts performed live? Then get your Misfits 2018 http://www.misfits2018.com/