lou-gramm in - News, CD Reviews, DVD Reviews

MASTODON's TROY SANDERS: 'In A Perfect World, We Would Like' Our Albums 'To Be Digested From Start To Bottom'

Troy Sanders from Atlanta progressive metallers MASTODON spoke to Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio about the band's upcoming album, "Hushed And Grim", which is due on October 29. Asked how he and his bandmates decide on which songs to release first prior to the arrival of the full-length disc, the singer/bassist said: "Our label, Warner ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FOREIGNER Commemorates 40th Anniversary Of 'Waiting For A Girl Like You' With Feature On ABC-TV's 'The Goldbergs'

After performing together for more than four decades, FOREIGNER will celebrate the 40th anniversary of the release of "Waiting For A Girl Like You" with a notable inclusion as the featured song on an all-new episode of ABC-TV's "The Goldbergs" on Wednesday, September 29 at 8 p.m. Says FOREIGNER founding member, songwriter and lead guitarist ...

Read more

Posted in: News

NITA STRAUSS Plays JASON BECKER's Prototype 'Numbers' Guitar During ALICE COOPER Concert In Boston (Video)

Nita Strauss, the Los Angeles-based guitar shredder for the ALICE COOPER band, got to play Jason Becker's prototype Peavey "Numbers" guitar for one song during Cooper's concert last night (Tuesday, September 21) at the Leader Bank Pavilion in Boston, Massachusetts. Earlier today, Nita shared an Instagram video of her playing the guitar, and she wrote ...

Read more

Posted in: News

AREJAY HALE Says New HALESTORM Album Has 'An Energy And Excitement That Has Been Lacking In Last Couple Of Records'

HALESTORM drummer Arejay Hale spoke to Lou Brutus of HardDrive Radio about the band's musical approach on the upcoming follow-up to 2018's "Vicious" album, tentatively due in early 2022 via Atlantic. "At this point, we're just, well, we could either try to create as much open, breathable space so when we play these songs in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

THE VELVET UNDERGROUND Documentary Soundtrack To Be Released In October

"The Velvet Underground: A Documentary Film By Todd Haynes - Music From The Motion Picture Soundtrack", a 2CD and digital soundtrack that features both well-known and rare VELVET UNDERGROUND tracks, will be released on October 15 via Republic Records/UMe. Curated by the documentary's director, Todd Haynes, and music supervisor Randall Poster, the album is the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Ex-GUNS N' ROSES Drummer MATT SORUM And Wife Welcome First Child

Former GUNS N' ROSES and VELVET REVOLVER drummer Matt Sorum and his wife, choreographer, singer-songwriter, visual artist and fashion designer Ace Harper have announced the birth of their new baby girl, Lou Ellington Sorum. "Our hearts are so full of gratitude that God has brought this angel into our lives," they said in a statement. ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FOREIGNER Announces 71-Date Summer/Fall 2021 U.S. Tour

FOREIGNER will embark on a 71-date U.S. tour at the end of the month. The trek will kick off on June 24 in Ottumwa, Iowa and conclude on November 20 in Pensacola, Florida. Several of the of shows in the fall — including those in Saratoga, California; Los Angeles, California; Santa Barbara, California; Detroit, Michigan; ...

Read more

Posted in: News

JASON BECKER Initiative Raises Nearly Quarter-Million Dollars

Nearly a quarter-million dollars has been raised so far as part of the as part of the #ShredforJasonBecker fundraising initiative. In recent weeks, artists from across the world of rock and metal — including METALLICA, Steve Vai, Paul Stanley and Joe Satriani — donated instruments and autographed guitars to help Jason Becker. Becker — the ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Original FOREIGNER Singer LOU GRAMM Releases 'Questions And Answers: The Atlantic Anthology 1987-1989'

HNE Recordings Ltd has just released "Questions And Answers: The Atlantic Anthology 1987-1989", a new three-CD collection from iconic FOREIGNER singer Lou Gramm. Gramm had been recording with Rochester, New York-based band BLACK SHEEP since the early 1970s. Releasing two LPs for Capitol, Gramm met his future bandmate and songwriting partner Mick Jones in 1975 ...

Read more

Posted in: News

Former EXODUS Frontman ROB DUKES Drops New GENERATION KILL Single 'Never Relent' Feat. GARY HOLT

GENERATION KILL, the band featuring former EXODUS frontman Rob Dukes, has released a new song called "Never Relent". The track, which features a guest appearance by Gary Holt of EXODUS and SLAYER fame, contains breakneck speed, dizzying guitar solos and uncompromising vocals. The medieval wartime theme of the visual accompaniment is a gruesomely appropriate fit ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FOREIGNER Plays First Concert With New Guitarist LUIS MALDONADO (Video)

FOREIGNER played its first show with guitarist Luis Maldonado last night (Wednesday, May 19) at the Frontyard Festival in Orlando, Florida. Maldonado joined the band as the replacement for longtime multi-instrumentalist Thom Gimbel, who announced his departure from the legendary rock act a day earlier. Frontyard Festival is taking place in a three-acre area in ...

Read more

Posted in: News

FOREIGNER's THOM GIMBEL Officially Leaves Band After Nearly Three Decades: 'It's Time For Me To Finally Stop Touring'

FOREIGNER multi-instrumentalist Thom Gimbel has officially announced his departure from the legendary rock act. Earlier today, Gimbel released the following statement: "Today I'd like to share with everyone that after almost 30 years with FOREIGNER, I've decided it's time for me to finally stop touring, and try to settle myself down. "I'm deeply, eternally grateful ...

Read more

Posted in: News