Steve Hackett is back and better than ever. At the age of 64, Steve is on the road again with the Genesis Revisited tour. He’s out applying his virtuoso skills, showcasing the early prog rock sound Genesis fans long for. Though not a founding member, Steve was brought on board in 1970 when Peter Gabriel was still leading the way. Recording with the band on the 1971 Nursery Cryme album, Genesis quickly recognized Steve’s classical influence and ability to collaborate. Following Peter G’s departure, Steve’s influence diminished. He was the first Genesis member to issue a solo album Voyage of the Acolyte in 1975. His second solo Please Don’t Touch was released in 1978 and featured guest artists Richie Haven and Joe Walsh. He left Genesis after the Wind and Wuthering tour in 1977. Steve remains busy as a solo artist, continuing to satisfy his classical rock fans. 2012 saw his release of Genesis Revisited. Genesis was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2010.
Heavy metal pioneers Black Sabbath return to the top to the Rock and Roll heap with album 13. Their latest release debuted at first place on the Billboard chart. Promoting the album with a world tour that begins stateside, Ozzy and company are back to restore the reputation of Black Sabbath. After a blistering beginning in 1968, and horrid separation in 1978, the band returns to the sound they created, and are blasting it to the next level. Originally calling themselves Earth, the name Black Sabbath was inspired by the same 1963 Boris Karloff film. Their debut album was released on Friday the 13th, 1970. More…
The Rolling Stones have announced their tour, and will be hitting the U.S. in May. 50 & Counting, the Glimmer Twins and company once again take their tunes on the road. Fans have been waiting with baited breath, and now all their dreams will come true. The boys have proven they still have the strut and jam to make it happen. The Stones five performances last year demonstrated they’re not done yet. This tour will start out west and head east. Maybe the last time, I don’t know.
The Stones are back and rolling out live to celebrate their 50th anniversary. Yes, it’s true. Not quite a tour, but select dates in three cities. Hope your checking account can handle the prime seating prices. Some tickets are going for over $2000. Also released, another greatest hits collection with two new cuts. Doom and Gloom and One More Shot are the offerings seven years after The Bigger Bang. Not to mention the release of their latest documentary, Crossfire Hurricane. So is this it? The last stand from our rock heros, destine to ride off into the sunset after slaying the beast and winning the world. A fitting exit for the greatest band ever. The glow will last forever. Oh, and book some time to tour the Rolling Stone archive for your home satisfaction.