While ACϟDC’s critics will deride them for being “overly simplistic,” or “too primitive,” in reality, ACϟDC may well be the greatest Hard Rock band of them all. Their Blues-inspired brand of Rock music is subtly nuanced, and the group itself is a shining example of Rock ‘N’ Roll symbiosis paired with just a little bit of magic that only Scottish transplants from down under can replicate.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with the talented Keith Kenny. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his newest music, his opinion of the music scene today, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.
Though often overlooked and relegated to a mere footnote in the band’s illustrious history, drummer Tony Kenning played a vital role in laying the foundation for world-renowned Rock act, Def Leppard.
In my opinion, the album is flawless, being highlighted by such other classics as “Mansion on the Hill,” “Atlantic City,” “Johnny 99,” and “State Trooper.” It is a darker somber record with stories of blue-collar people and the struggles they face.
KISS has always been a polarizing band that people either loved or hated. Even if you are not the biggest fan, there is one message I want you to take away from this article: Go back to those seldom listen to tracks, by the artist you love, and give them a listen. You might discover a new favorite song and start making your personal “top lists.”
Eric’s inspiring story of hard work and determination is cemented in Rock ‘N’ Roll lore. After spending the 1970s moving from band to band, and rounding out the decade repairing stoves with his father, in 1980, Eric Carr was granted the chance of a lifetime in the form of an audition with The Hottest Band In The World– KISS.
Today I am highlighting the blue-collar workers of some of your favorite bands. These stalwart workhorses of Rock music have created many of the most memorable songs in history. Their impact may be low ley on the surface, but their legacy is larger than life.
In the heat of the moment, while Grunge as a commercial entity may have stolen the limelight, a whole subset of rather unpopular albums were created, and ex post facto, we now can give thanks for these artists manifesting these creations knowing full well their fan base may never receive them in the way they deserved to be.
Recently, I had the pleasure of speaking with the talented Shawn Chambers. Among other things, we touch on what he’s been up to during the lockdown, his newest music, his opinion of the music scene today, and what he’s looking forward to the most once COVID-19 breaks.
It was Kenney Jones who taught me an important lesson: as a drummer, it’s not all about flash and bombast. Keeping time, and playing tasteful, yet razor-sharp fills is what is most important, then, and only then do you inject your style, which is always based on what the song requires.