Category Archives: Rob Brandt’s Blog Posts

How Dave Grohl Inspired Wolfgang Van Halen

Many know that Wolfgang Van Halen recorded the ‘Mammoth WVH’ album on his own, but some may be surprised by his inspiration. “One of the biggest inspirations was Dave Grohl,” Van Halen revealed to ‘Bass Player.’ “When he started the Foo Fighters, he did everything himself on their first album.” “I wanted to have a…MORE

Heart’s Nancy Wilson to Help Celebrate Styx’s 50th Anniversary

When the members of Styx celebrate their 50th anniversary onstage in Las Vegas, they’re not going to do it alone. Heart’s Nancy Wilson has agreed to join Styx for their five-night engagement at the Venetian Resort, the band announced Tuesday. According to a press release issued by the Venetian, the series of shows will “pay…MORE

Nikki Sixx Compares Vince Neil’s Voice to Robert Plant’s

In a statement that’s bound to draw the ire of some Led Zeppelin fans, Motley Crue bassist Nikki Sixx says Vince Neil’s voice is on par with Robert Plant’s. “With Motley Crue, Vince has this amazing, unique voice — sometimes like Robert Plant, Perry Farrell,” Sixx says. “They have these interesting voices that are not…MORE

Genesis Cancels Shows Over Covid

Genesis is postponing the final four dates of their reunion tour “due to positive Covid-19 tests within the band.” The band made the announcement today but did not reveal who had tested positive for coronavirus. The remaining shows were all in the UK. Do you think Phil Collins will be able to continue touring?MORE

Red Hot Chili Peppers announce dates for 2022 world stadium tour

Red Hot Chili Peppers have announced tour dates for their upcoming 2022 stadium tour! The band will kick off the tour in Spain in June. Of course, their first date in the U.S. will be in California, playing San Diego on July 27 and will conclude in Arlington, Texas next September. Opening acts for the…MORE

Alice Cooper Itching To Hit Stage In Jacksonville On Saturday

He’s baaaack. The pandemic forced Alice Cooper to take the longest break of his career – he typically plays about 200 dates a year.So needless to say, Cooper said is ready to hit the stage in Jacksonville, Florida on Saturday. “We have not been out on the road for a year and a half, which…MORE

Springsteen Lyrics, Harmonicas up for Grabs

Some handwritten Bruce Springsteen lyrics are going up for auction. Bonhams is handling the sale, which will take place on October 28th. The lyrics are to the songs, ‘Thunder Road’, ‘For You’, and ‘Night.’ Two harmonicas, which were used on the original recordings of ‘Thunder Road’ and ‘Johnny 99,’ are also up for grabs. A…MORE