In an exclusive interview, the hard riff icon talks about his love of blues, its role in the rise of Led Zeppelin, and his discovery of artists like John Lee Hooker and Howlin’ Wolf. “I wanted to create that drama and tension…”
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Therapy? have postponed the first two dates of their UK tour as mainman Andy Cairns recovers from illness.
Former Motley Crue singer John Corbabi has joined supergroup The Dead Daisies for their second album, Revolucion.
Beth Hart has revealed plans are underway for her to team up with Joe Bonamassa for a third album.
Shania Twain will return from an 11-year touring hiatus for an international run that she says will be her last. More news: Gavin DeGraw , Shania Twain
First-time Grammy winner Sam Smith will spend some time touring North America this summer, mixing arena and amphitheater shows with festival appearances. More news: Sam Smith
GZA and Tom Morello hit up The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon Tuesday night for the live debut of their one-off collaboration “The Mexican,” the Wu-Tang Clan rapper’s cover of Babe Ruth’s 1972 single (the British rock band, not the New York Yankee). For this rendition of the flamenco-flavored, Morricone-inspired cut, Tonight Show house band the Roots fill in for Unknown Mortal Orchestra, who appear on the studio version that was released last month. RATM Class Still Illegal, New Arizona Schools Chief Says It’s a routine performance until the three-minute mark, when the Rage Against the Machine guitarist unleashes one of his trademark, acrobatic solos while a pair of break dancers – the original “The Mexican” was interpolated by Afrika Bambaataa’s “Planet Rock” – take center stage. The track, a b-boy staple for years, has long been a hip-hop favorite, having been sampled multiple times.