Carmine Appice Re-Issues Classic Album ‘Guitar Zeus’: ‘Nobody Knew’ (Feat. Brian May) 

Carmine Appice is without doubt, a rock god. He played drums for the legendary Vanilla Fudge (on ‘Season Of The Witch’ and ‘You Keep Me Hanging On’), and he co-wrote ‘Da Ya Think I’m Sexy’ with Rod Stewart and Duane Hitchings. He’s also, with Vanilla Fudge, responsible for paving the way for one of the most popular genres in rock: heavy metal, by way of bridging the gap between psychedelic and prog/hard rock. The likes of The Nice, Deep Purple, Yes, Styx, Led Zeppelin, and Uriah Heep, all credit “The Fudge” as their inspiration.

Brian May Joins Rock Act Five Finger Death Punch For New Country Single – ‘Blue On Black’

The multi-platinum rock group FIVE FINGER DEATH PUNCH has teamed up with the legendary BRIAN MAY of QUEEN and two of the biggest names in country and blues rock, BRANTLEY GILBERT and KENNY WAYNE SHEPHERD to record a special version of the song ‘Blue On Black’ mixed by Kevin Churko (Ozzy Osbourne, Shania Twain, Disturbed). Titans in each of their respective genres, the artists came together to merge country and mainstream rock to re-create the classic song originally recorded and co-written by Shepherd. Taking Country Rock to the next level, ‘Blue On Black’ is out now worldwide via Prospect Park (North America) and Eleven Seven Music (ex. North America). The song is available HERE and the artists also premiered an official music video for ‘Blue On Black’ showing the creation of the song.

#Competition: Win Two Tickets To See Queen Extravaganza!

Due to popular demand, Queen Extravaganza are returning to the UK for a tour which starts on October 30 at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, continuing until their final show at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, on November 22nd. Essentially Pop gives you the chance to win a pair of tickets to see the show!

Queen Extravaganza To Tour UK Starting October!

Back by popular demand, the Queen Extravaganza will tour the UK, starting October 30 at Edinburgh’s Usher Hall, and continue throughout November until their final show at London’s Eventim Apollo, Hammersmith, on the 22nd.

The Queen Extravaganza 20th November Hammersmith Apollo, London

Steve Holley went to see The Queen Extravaganza at London’s Hammersmith Apollo.

Queen Extravaganza : A Night at the Opera

On the 31st October 1975, the face of British music changed forever. Bohemian Rhapsody was released and took the music world by storm. A song without a chorus that lasts for nearly six minutes and has an operatic section was a real gamble. Add to that the huge cost of production and a ground breaking video that Rolling Stone magazine credits with ” inventing the music video seven years before MTV went on air”, its influence cannot be overstated. It was in short a game changer!

Essential Advent Calendar: Katerina Mina and Linda Lamon – ‘Rainbow Of Light (Anthem)’

It’s the 22nd of December and we commemorate the Winter Solstice today with ‘Rainbow Of Light (Anthem)’, written by Linda Lamon and sung by Katerina Mina.