Category Archives: Rob Brandt’s Blog Posts

Gene Simmons to Unveil Art Collection in Las Vegas

After years of painting his face, Gene Simmons has moved on to a more durable medium: canvas. The KISS singer-bassist has reached an agreement with the Animazing Gallery — located inside Las Vegas’ Venetian Resort — that will see his original artwork displayed in a two-day exhibit that’s set to open October 14th, Simmons reveals.…MORE

Mellencamp Announces Live Album

John Mellencamp is releasing the live album to go along with his upcoming documentary “The Good Samaritan Tour 2000.” The trailer is available now but the film won’t be out until August 27th. The documentary, which is narrated by Matthew McConaughey, chronicles Mellencamp’s 2020 trek when he performed for free in public parks across the…MORE

Fans Start Petition to get Styx Inducted into Rock Hall of Fame

Although Styx has been eligible for induction since 1997, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has yet to recognize the ’70s and ’80s supergroup. But a coalition of fans hopes to change that. The fans, headed by Styx enthusiast Ken Shafer, has started a petition on that calls for the band’s induction. “For…MORE

Neal Schon Guitars Auction For $4.2 Million

A guitar collection belonging to Journey’s Neal Schon has auctioned off for more than $4.2 million. More than 90 guitars were included in the auction, some of which fetched more than $300,000. Sale included his “Don’t Stop Believin’” Les Paul: — UltimateClassicRock (@UltClassicRock) August 3, 2021 One guitar – a Les Paul played on…MORE

Fans Voice Concern For Vince Neil

Fans are worried about Vince Neil.  The Mötley Crüe frontman’s girlfriend Rain Hannah recently shared a post revealing her Sunday yoga flow and fans took the opportunity to express their concern about Neil’s physique and health.   View this post on Instagram   A post shared by Rain Hannah (@rainhannah) Neil disappointed fans at the…MORE

Bruce Springsteen’s Daughter Gets Her Olympic Moment This Week

Bruce Springsteen’s daughter Jessica will get her Olympic moment this week. Yes, if you haven’t heard, Jessica Springsteen is an accomplished equestrian rider and is competing in Tokyo in the individual and team Jumping events – where the rider guides their horse over an obstacle course. Bruce Springsteen’s Daughter Jessica Saddles Up For Olympic Equestrian Debut…MORE

ZZ Top pay Dusty Hill tribute in first performance since his passing

ZZ Top used their Friday show to pay tribute to their bassist Dusty Hill. Bringing out Elwood Francis on bass, guitarist Billy Gibbons said, “Got a new guy up here, as you know. Dusty gave me the directive. My friend, your pal, Elwood Francis is gonna hold it down behind me.” Gibbons later acknowledged Francis during…MORE

Motley Crue Announces Dr. Feelgood Digital Reissue

Motley Crue is releasing a digital remaster of “Dr. Feelgood.” The release is part of the celebration of the band’s 40th anniversary in music. Rattier than ever! New Mötley Crüe 40th Anniversary merch dropping today! 👉 — Mötley Crüe (@MotleyCrue) July 16, 2021 The reissue will be available September 3rd but can be…MORE

Slash Releasing Solo Album On Gibson Records

Slash will be releasing a new album with his solo band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators. The album will be the first-ever release by Gibson records – a new record label launched by Gibson Guitars. Guns N’ Roses guitarist Slash will release a new album with his solo backing band Myles Kennedy and the Conspirators…MORE

Metallica Shares Unreleased Footage from “Enter Sandman” Video

Metallica are sharing more rarities with fans in anticipation of the upcoming ‘Black Album’ reissue. On their Youtube channel, Metallica released a short video of unreleased footage from their classic “Enter Sandman” video. Watch previously unreleased footage from Metallica’s Enter Sandman video — metalhammer (@MetalHammer) July 27, 2021 The band also shared pre-production rehearsal…MORE