...founding member of Deep Purple. Hammond organ player and composer, original band leader of Deep Purple has died aged 71.
...what happened there then. Keith Richards doesn't look right with bright white perfect gnashers. It's not rock and or roll.
...The Father Of Loud. Where would rock and or roll be if Jim Marshall hadn't morphed the Fender Bassman in the JTM 45?
...or should that be two? A couple pieces of rock and or roll history up for sale on teh interweb this last week. Eddie Van Halen's 1982 Kramer Frankenstrat and Steve Vai's Marshall amplifier.
...sad day for rock and or roll. It was announced yesterday, March 3rd, that Ronnie Montrose had died after a five-year battle with prostate cancer, aged 64.
...Fiend. Had to pick up this months Classic Rock magazine because it came with a free CD of Saint Jude's début album.
This week in music history - March 18th to March 24th - with who was born and who died.
...over yet. Still one more year to go, we start at 1 not 0. So it's just my favourite five albums of the year 2009. Old favourites, super groups and a super artist.
...with special guests Black Sabbath. Don Kirshner's Rock Concert recorded September 4th 1975 at Santa Monica Civic Center with special guests Black Sabbath.
...continues...the new video by Chickenfoot for the track Sexy Little thing from their excellent debut album.
...You grab a tooth brush, soap and a comb. Sammy Hagar, Joe Satriani, Chad Smith and Michael Anthony get tangled up in a few chords in the new Chickenfoot video for Soap On A Rope.
...a true genius. It's a word that should be used to describe Lester William Polsfuss, Les Paul who died yesterday aged 94, a musical and technical genius.
...Chickenfoot. In these days of economic depression the world needs a band that can just out and out rock and that band is Chickenfoot. Though Joe Satriani prefers a new amp for that Foot sound.
...another punk pioneer gone. The Stooges founder, guitarist and bass player Ron Asheton was found dead today (Jan 6th) aged 60.
...not even the brown ones. Van Halen seemed to have dropped that little clause from their tour rider, now they just require plenty of space and trash cans oh and some cheap bottles of wine for Eddie.