It’s been almost 20 years since an album of new original material was released under the Jethro Tull banner, but bandleader Ian Anderson still performs the group’s music — both live and, as on his new String Quartets LP, in the studio. So why put the band to bed?
According to The Pulse Of Radio, ART OF ANARCHY frontman Scott Stapp told Music Radar in a new interview that he was very careful to let the members of the band know that they would not have the same experience with him that they had with the late Scott Weiland, who sang on the group’s first album. Stapp explained: “Scott Weiland left the band prior to his death. They had a falling out and never toured. So the way he affected me was in my approach, knowing that these guys had had a relationship go sour, so I wanted to go out of my way to show these guys I was a humble guy, a team player and to give them a positive influence as well.” – reports BlabberMouth.net
The iconic artwork Gerald Scarfe created for Pink Floyd‘s The Wall — the original record, the 1982 film adaptation and the various times it’s gone on tour — were crucial towards driving home the brutality of the themes Roger Waters was writing about. Now, many of Scarfe’s paintings from The Wall are being sold, reports UltimateClassicRock.com.
GUNS N’ ROSES sold a whopping 353,000 tickets during its recent tour of Australia and New Zealand.
UltimateClassicRock.com takes a look back at one of Bruce Springsteen’s angriest albums, on this day in Music History.