From their early songs like “King of Rock”, to the guitar driven “Rock Box” and of course the Aerosmith collaboration “Walk This Way”, Hip-Hop legends Run-D.M.C. have always been influenced by rock music. Looks like Rock N’ Roll has also influenced the fashion of music fanatic D.M.C. He ditched the Adidas jumpsuit and sneakers for a pair of black jeans and a rock band shirt.
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The Last Shadow Puppets, the supergroup formed by Arctic Monkeys lead singer Alex Turner and singer/songwriter Miles Kane released their second chart-topping album “Everything You’ve Come to Expect” on April 2, 2016. The album cover is actually a photo taken by photographer Jack Robinson of legend Tina Turner (no relation to Alex) dancing…
Tom Morello, Brad Wilk and Tim Commerford of Rage Against the Machine along with B-Real of Cypress Hill and Chuck-D of Public Enemy have formed a group vowing to “Make America Rage Again”. These guys truly are “prophets” because in 1999 RATM oddly predicted Donald Trump’s successful campaign for President of the United States of America in the music video for “Sleep Now in the Fire”.
Check out these cool promotional photos of The Beatles taken in 1967 for The Beatles “Magical Mystery Tour” movie. Theses rare photos show Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr and George Harrison as they were filmed and photographed playing soccer in a backyard setting.
The song “Panama” was released on June 18, 1984 as the third single from the Van Halen 1984 album. To this day, it is one of Van Halen’s most recognized songs. The loud roar that follows is not a guitar it’s actually Eddie Van Halen revving the engine of his 1972 Lamborghini Miura S. The car was actually backed up to the studio and microphones were attached to the exhaust pipe to record the sound.
May 14, 2016 – Chevy Metal is a professional Rock N’ Roll cover band featuring members of the Foo Fighters that specializes in playing, as they call it “Dirt Rock & Moldy Oldies”. The band founded by Taylor Hawkins and Wiley Hodgden rocked the 60th Annual Conejo Valley Days in Thousand Oaks, California with guitarist Mick Murphy and special guest part-time Chevy Metal member Dave Grohl.
The Arctic Monkeys released their fourth studio album titled “Suck It and See” on June 6, 2011. They actually named their album after graffiti seen in Stanley Kubrick’s 1971 cult-classic film A Clockwork Orange.
When the Beastie Boys filmed the music video for “Shadrach” off of their second album “Paul’s Boutique” they performed at a free show at the Reseda Country Club in the San Fernando Valley, Los Angeles, California in September 1989. One of the most memorable scenes in the video is this sequence where an unsuspecting audience member gets hit in the back of the head by a guy stage diving.
On May 9, 2006, Red Hot Chili Peppers released the amazing 28-track double album “Stadium Arcadium”. The album features some of the Peppers biggest hits and is infamous for being the last album featuring John Frusciante on guitar. The music on the album is timeless and memorable but the album cover itself, featuring yellow “Superman” lettering and a blue background is anything but.
Every year at the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival the hippie inspired “Flower Crown” makes a comeback and is proudly worn all around the desert. I recently noticed a few photos making their way around the internet of Robert Plant in his Led Zeppelin glory days wearing a “Flower Crown”.