This week, E Street Band guitarist Little Steven Van Zandt will be honored by Little Kids Rock with their annual “Big Man Of The Year” award. The nonprofit organization, which works to restore and revitalize music education in disadvantaged public schools, has honored Clarence Clemons, Bernie Williams and Lady Gaga in the past.
Crosby, Stills and Nash have been political for as long as rock music has been political, speaking out on important issues since Vietnam. Now, they’re banding together with Tom Morello, former Rage Against the Machine guitarist and practically Occupy Wall Street’s musical spokesman, for a benefit concert protesting California politics.
Springsteen expects his band to be able to play different songs night after night, and apparently, the same holds true for his guests. Both Vedder and Morello showed up the following night, but each did (mostly) different songs from the prior concert
We take a close look at which rock artists are siding with President Obama, and who’s pulling for Mitt Romney. If it were up to bands, Obama would win in a landslide. Take a peek and see which way your favorites lean politically.
Maybe it’s not just Zack de la Rocha’s lyrics that provoke Rage Against The Machine fans to incite riots. A recent study shows that it’s now looking like Tom Morello’s screeching guitars could be to blame for making us angry.
Dee Snider may have endorsed Arnold Schwarzenegger’s candidacy when he ran for Governor of California, but he hasn’t given Republicans carte blanche to use his music.
Rage Against The Machine’s Tom Morello speaks out after learning that Republican VP candidate is a fan. “Ryan claims that he likes Rage’s sound, but not the lyrics. Well, I don’t care for Paul Ryan’s sound or his lyrics.”
Now, thanks to VH1, VH1 Classic and Palladia, you’ll be able to hear both of the Springsteen/McCartney collaborations, “Twist And Shout,” as well as “I Saw Her Standing There.” And you’ll be able to hear the entire ending of “Twist And Shout,” even though people who were at the show didn’t get to hear it. As it turns out, the microphones were still on for the entire song, it was only the PA that was shut down.
Bob Dylan, Joan Baez, and Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young spent their early careers soundtracking a revolution – and they’re ready to do it again. Baez, Crosby and Nash, and Dylan – via documentary director […]