New Intro Vid: Aerosmith

In honor of Steven Tyler’s 69th birthday, we will put up an 90s gem, “Cryin'” by Aerosmith. It presents Alicia Silverstone, whose career launched in the mid-90s. The video also has Stephen Dorff as Alicia’s ex and Josh Holloway from Lost as a thief.  The video won MTV’s Video of the Year in 1994. Enjoy!

Oddly, the preview on the vid here shows a screenshot of “Crazy.” Someone made a mistake there.

Fleetwood Mac News

Fleetwood Mac

While we wait for the release of Fleetwood Mac’s Tango in the Night 30th anniversary album, earlier last week we heard from Stevie Nicks on her thoughts of a new Fleetwood Mac album. The singer who has been outspoken about the Napster issue in 1999-2000 had stated that an album is unlikely.

Then we hear about the possibility of a Lindsey Buckingham-Christine McVie duet album. Then Mick Fleetwood says a new Fleetwood Mac album will happen… without Stevie Nicks. Fleetwood would also say in the interview that the album could win awards without Nicks’ help.

I suppose Mick isn’t happy about what Stevie said. With Tango in the Night, Stevie was involved in the last three weeks of the recording of the album. We will have to see what happens.

Here’s a recent review of Tango in the Night from The Guardian.

RIP Sib Hashian

Sib Hashian
From Legacy.com
Sib Hashian (49-17)

Ex-Boston drummer Sib Hashian had passed away while on the Legends of Rock Cruise. He had collapsed on stage Wednesday. Sib’s best known work was being the drummer of Boston in the 70s and also the albums Third Stage and Corporate America. Besides Boston, he would play drums for Boston alumni Barry Goudreau on his solo projects. His death comes a little after 10 years from Brad Delp’s.

In 2012, Sib would be involved in local Boston show called Scotch’s PFG-TV. His daughter Lauren has been involved with Dwayne “The Rock” Johnson. RIP Sib.

TMZ article.

Legacy.com article.

Know your 80s super groups?

Eighties N Nineties has the 80s super groups slideshow made. We got Bad English, Mike and The Mechanics, The Firm, The Traveling Wilburys and a few others on our slideshow. With some debate, not included in our 80s slideshow despite the being formed in the late 80s is Alias and Damn Yankees, we will be including them in the upcoming 90s slideshow. We are missing one more band that needs to be included in our list, we will add that one down the road.

For now, we have our 80s super groups slideshow here:

 

Start!

Honoring Randy Rhoads and site news

Randy Rhoads

For this week’s Intro Vid, we will be having Ozzy Osbourne’s “Mr. Crowley” as the vid. We are doing this to honor Randy Rhoads who sadly passed away 35 years ago today.

Randy Rhoads
From TeamRock.com

And here’s the song:

Randy Rhoads was with Quiet Riot and later would join Ozzy Osbourne when he launched his solo career after his exit from Black Sabbath. Rhoads played guitar for both Blizzard of Ozz and Diary of a Madman.  All of the songs in those two albums had a Rhoads co-credit to it along with Ozzy (minus “Dee” from Blizzard or Ozz, which was written by Rhoads himself).

Sadly, Rhoads and two others were killed in a plane crash on March 19, 1982.

SITE NEWS

The lack of updates is due to an upcoming slideshow we are making featuring 80s super groups. We should have the slideshow ready on Thursday. Sorry for not being around.

 

This was big on this day in 1993

Canadian reggae  artist Snow had “Informer” and Eric Clapton’s Unplugged went #1.

SNOW

Here’s an interesting fact about Snow’s “Informer,” Snow had recorded the song in mid-1992 just before he began serving a jail sentence. While in Jail, “Informer” was promoted through the Toronto music scene and quickly got into the radio around the world. Snow left jail and straight into touring afterwards. “Informer” was #1 in many countries. The song is about him being sent to jail for not ratting. Snow would get a second hit “Girl, I’ve Been Hurt,” which didn’t see the same success as “Informer.”

Snow would see further success in his native Canada and Japan. Sad times would hit Snow due to the death of his wife Tamei Edberg, he would later hold benefits for fighting cancer. Snow now releases songs through his website.

 

eric clapton

Eric Clapton would do his own version of MTV’s Unplugged in 1992, which saw “Layla” (originally done by Derek and the Dominoes) entering the charts. The album was #1 on this day in 1993, knocking The Bodyguard soundtrack off of the slot and staying there for three weeks. Only to be knocked out of #1  by The Bodyguard soundtrack in April. Even Eric Clapton couldn’t keep the late Whitney Houston down for long.

This also leads to our Intro Vid news, yes Eric Clapton’s “Layla” is a better song than “Informer,” however, I’m very sick of “Layla” due it being constantly played on radio (I like “Bell Bottom Blues”). This may anger a few people but Informer will be our Intro Vid of the week.

I’ll end it with a Snow parody by Jim Carrey:

Brad Delp

Sadly, 10 years ago today, we lost Brad Delp of the band Boston. If you love your classic rock station or you grew up in the 70s, you definitely heard of Boston and the iconic voice of Brad Delp. Boston was known for “More than a Feeling,” “Piece of Mind,” “Foreplay/Longtime,” “Don’t Look Back” and more. Boston would be on hiatus due to mainly legal issues after their second album and would not return until 1986 with Third Stage.
Brad Delp
From Ultimate Classic Rock
Third Stage
Boston’s Third Stage would return the band to #1 with “Amanda” and also three other hits. The album is notable for having mainly Delp and Tom Scholz playing on the album, and keeping the usual Boston sound.
In the 1990s, Boston would press on, but without Brad Delp in the beginning. Delp and Scholz would have their disagreements before the 90s arrived with Delp leaving Boston in the end. He would join Boston alumni Barry Goudreau to form RTZ (Return to Zero).
Delp would re-join Boston in the mid-90s for the Walk On tour and would stay with both Boston and RTZ until his death in 2007.

Intro Vid Change

For this week’s intro vid, we are honoring Chris Squire and we are having “Love Will Find a Way” by Yes.