Tuesday, December 31, 2013

Happy Birthday SCOTT IAN (video)

 #scottian #anthrax #thedamnedthings #rockfileradio
Scott Ian Rosenfeld (born December 31, 1963), known by the stage name Scott Ian, is an American musician, best known as the guitarist for the thrash metal band, Anthrax. Ian is the guitarist and a founding member of the crossover thrash band Stormtroopers of Death. He has hosted The Rock Show on VH1 and has appeared on VH1's I Love the... series, Heavy: The Story of Metal and Supergroup (TV series). Ian is also the rhythm guitarist for the metal band The Damned Things.












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Happy Birthday BURTON CUMMINGS (video)

 #burtoncummings #theguesswho #rockfileradio
Burton L. Cummings, OC, OM (born December 31, 1947, in Winnipeg, Manitoba) is a Canadian musician and songwriter.
He was the lead singer and frequent keyboardist for the Canadian rock band The Guess Who. During his 10 years in The Guess Who, from 1965 to 1975, he sang and wrote or co-wrote many songs including "American Woman," "No Time," "Share the Land," "Hand Me Down World," "Undun," "Laughing," "Star Baby", "New Mother Nature," and "These Eyes." His solo career includes many Canadian singles including "Stand Tall", "My Own Way to Rock" and "You Saved My Soul."
















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Happy Birthday TOM HAMILTON (video)

#tomhamilton #aerosmith #rockfileradio
Thomas William "Tom" Hamilton (born December 31, 1951 in Colorado, United States) is an American musician, best known as the bassist of hard rock band Aerosmith. He has co-written two of Aerosmith's hits, "Sweet Emotion" and "Janie's Got a Gun". Hamilton occasionally plays guitar (e.g. "Uncle Salty") and sings backing vocals (e.g. "Love in an Elevator").













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Happy Birthday ANDY SUMMERS (video)

 
#andysummers #thepolice #rockfileradio
Andrew James "Andy" Summers (born 31 December 1942) is an English multi-instrumentalist, born in Poulton-le-Fylde, Lancashire, England. Best known as the guitarist for rock band The Police, he has also recorded twelve solo albums, collaborated with many other artists, toured extensively under his own name, published several books, and composed several film scores.
He was voted number one pop guitarist for five years in Guitar Player Magazine before being inducted into the Guitar Player Hall of Fame. In 2003, along with his band mates Sting and Stewart Copeland he was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
In 2007, the French Government appointed Summers (along with Sting and Stewart Copeland) a Chevalier of the Ordre des Arts et des Lettres.

In 2008, he was awarded an honorary doctorate by Bournemouth University.












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Monday, December 30, 2013

Happy Birthday JEFF LYNNE (video)

#jefflynne #elo #travelingwilburys #rockfileradio
Jeffrey "Jeff" Lynne (born 30 December 1947) is an English songwriter, composer, arranger, singer, multi-instrumentalist and record producer who gained fame as the leader and sole constant member of Electric Light Orchestra. He was later a co-founder and member of the Traveling Wilburys together with George Harrison, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison and Tom Petty. Lynne has produced recordings for artists such as the Beatles, Paul McCartney, Ringo Starr, Brian Wilson, Randy Newman, Roy Orbison, Dave Edmunds, Del Shannon and Tom Petty. He has co-written songs with Petty and also with George Harrison, whose 1987 album Cloud Nine was co-produced by Lynne and Harrison. Among the many compositions to his credit are such well-known hits as "Livin' Thing", "Evil Woman", "Turn to Stone", "Do Ya", "Strange Magic", "Sweet Talkin' Woman", "Telephone Line", "Mr. Blue Sky", "Hold on Tight", "Don't Bring Me Down", "I Won't Back Down", "Free Fallin'", "Handle with Care" and "End of the Line".
In 2008, The Washington Times named Lynne the fourth greatest record producer in music history.














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Friday, December 20, 2013

ROYAL BLISS - "Cry Sister" Official (video)

 #royalbliss #rockfileradio
Royal Bliss has just released the first video from their upcoming album, Chasing The Sun, due out Feb 18th. Check out "Cry Sister":











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Happy Birthday CHRIS ROBINSON (video)

#chrisrobinson #theblackcrowes #crb #rockfileradio
Christopher Mark "Chris" Robinson (born December 20, 1966) is the singer of the rock and roll band The Black Crowes and brother of its guitarist Rich Robinson. Robinson is also a successful record producer and fronts his own band, Chris Robinson Brotherhood.













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Happy Birthday PETER CRISS (video)

 #petercriss #catman #kiss #rockfileradio
George Peter John Criscuola (born December 20, 1945), better known as Peter Criss, is an American musician and actor, best known as the co-founder, original drummer, and occasional vocalist of hard rock band Kiss. Criss established the "Catman" character for his Kiss persona.














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Happy Birthday ALAN PARSONS (video)

#alanparsons #alanparsonsproject #dsotm #rockfileradio
Alan Parsons (born 20 December 1948) is an English audio engineer, musician, and record producer. He was involved with the production of several significant albums, including The Beatles' Abbey Road and Let It Be, as well as Pink Floyd's The Dark Side of the Moon for which Pink Floyd credit him as an important contributor. Parsons' own group, The Alan Parsons Project, as well as his subsequent solo recordings, have also been successful commercially.














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Wednesday, December 18, 2013

Original Frontman BRETT SCALLIONS Returns to FUEL (video)

 #fuel #brettscallions #rockfileradio
"Rock and roll is very much alive and well on this album," says Brett Scallions, the original frontman of Fuel. The band's new album Puppet Strings (March 4th) marks its first with Scallions in 14 years.

The sound is pure, anthemic rock, inspired by the punk records of the band's youth (the heavy, driving "Yeah" and first single, "Soul to Preach") and the Memphis blues of Brett's hometown ("Hey Mama"). "The four of us were simply trying to write the best songs we possibly could, " adds Brett, who co-wrote the album with guitarist Andy Andersson and bassist Brad Stewart of Shinedown. "With Andy and Brad, I found unity I always craved."

During his time away from Fuel, Brett continued to write music and toured with Ray Manzarek and Robby Krieger of the Doors. "When I left Fuel I was miserable. It didn't feel much like a band anymore. Unity was none existent. Singing with Ray and Robby opened a whole new perspective on music and life for me. I realized how much music is truly all about freedom and not being confined to formats or singles."  

Brett, Andy and Brad will be on the road throughout 2014 in support of Puppet Strings.  

Fuel formed in 1989, in a Jackson, Tennessee bar. The band signed to Sony and in 1998, released their well-received debut album Sunburn and massive single "Shimmer". Their second album Something Like Human hit multi-platinum status with the singles "Innocent" and "Hemorrhage (In My Hands)", followed by 2003's Natural Selection ("Fall on Me").   The band has been selling out dates since 2010 with the current lineup and return of Scallions.












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FATES WARNING - "Firefly" Official (video)

#fateswarning #rockfileradio
Already a #1 track on Rockfile Radio ICE, legendary rockers Fates Warning have finally released an official video for "Firefly".



FATES WARNING - Firefly (OFFICIAL VIDEO). Taken from the album "Darkness In A Different Light". Buy now: http://smarturl.it/fw_darkness_itunes












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Happy Birthday KEITH RICHARDS (video)

#keithrichards #therollingstones #rockfileradio
Keith Richards (born 18 December 1943) is an English musician, singer, songwriter and founding member of the English rock band The Rolling Stones. Rolling Stone magazine credited Richards for "rock's greatest single body of riffs" on guitar and ranked him 10 on its list of 100 best guitarists. Fourteen songs Richards wrote with the Rolling Stones' lead vocalist Mick Jagger are listed among Rolling Stone magazine's "500 Greatest Songs of All Time".











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Tuesday, December 17, 2013

Happy Birthday MIKE MILLS (video)

#mikemills #rem #hindulovegods #rockfileradio
Michael Edward "Mike" Mills (born December 17, 1958) is an American multi-instrumentalist and composer who was a founding member of the alternative rock group R.E.M.. Though known primarily as a bass guitarist, backing vocalist, and pianist, his musical repertoire includes also keyboards, guitar, and percussion instruments. He contributed to a majority of the band's musical compositions.
Mills is credited with being the chief composer behind many of R.E.M.'s songs, including "Nightswimming", "Find the River", "At My Most Beautiful", "Why Not Smile", "Let Me In", "Wendell Gee", "(Don't Go Back To) Rockville", "Beat a Drum", "Be Mine" and "What's the Frequency, Kenneth?". In particular, R.E.M.'s 2004 album Around the Sun was heavily shaped by Mills' piano and keyboard contributions. Mills is also responsible for the prominent backing vocal and harmony parts found within the band's back catalogue, with his vocal contributions arguably being most noticeable on 1986's Lifes Rich Pageant and 2008's Accelerate. In addition to providing backing melodies, he has also sung lead vocals on the songs "Texarkana", "Near Wild Heaven", The Clique cover "Superman" and The Troggs cover "Love is All Around".















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Happy Birthday PAUL RODGERS (video)

#paulrodgers #badcompany #free #thefirm #thelaw #rockfileradio
Paul Bernard Rodgers (born 17 December 1949) is an English rock singer-songwriter, best known for his success in the 1970s as vocalist of Free and Bad Company. After stints in two less successful bands in the 1980s and early 1990s, The Firm and The Law, he became a solo artist. He has more recently toured and recorded with another 1970s band, Queen. Rodgers has been dubbed "The Voice" by his fans. A poll in Rolling Stone magazine ranked him number 55 on its list of the "100 Greatest Singers of All Time".
Rodgers has been cited as a significant influence on a number of notable rock singers, including David Coverdale, John Waite, Lou Gramm, Jimi Jamison, Eric Martin, Steve Walsh, Joe Lynn Turner, Paul Young, Jimmy Barnes, Richie Kotzen and Joe Bonamassa. In 1991, John Mellencamp called Rodgers "the best rock singer ever." Freddie Mercury of Queen in particular liked Rodgers and his aggressive style.

















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Monday, December 16, 2013

Happy Birthday BILLY GIBBONS (video)

#billygibbons #zztop #rockfileradio
William Frederick "Billy" Gibbons (born December 16, 1949) is an American musician, producer and actor, best known as the guitarist of the American rock band ZZ Top. He began his career in the Moving Sidewalks, whom recorded Flash (1968) and opened four dates for the Jimi Hendrix Experience. Gibbons formed ZZ Top in late 1969 and released ZZ Top's First Album in 1971. The albums that followed, Rio Grande Mud (1972) and Tres Hombres (1973), along with extensive touring, solidified the group's reputation as a hard-rocking power trio. In the 1980s, ZZ Top released their three biggest-selling albums: Eliminator (1983), Afterburner (1985) and Recycler (1990). A wave of music videos for the hit singles "Legs", "Gimme All Your Lovin'", and "Sharp Dressed Man", among others, became mainstays on MTV.  ZZ Top's latest album La Futura was released in September 2012.













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Friday, December 13, 2013

Happy Birthday AMY LEE (video)

#amylee #evanescence #rockfileradio
Amy Lynn Hartzler ( born December 13, 1981), known professionally as Amy Lee, is an American singer-songwriter and classically trained pianist. She is co-founder and lead vocalist of the rock band Evanescence. She cites influences ranging from classical musicians such as Mozart to modern artists Bj√∂rk, Tori Amos, Danny Elfman and Plumb. Along with her contributions to Evanescence, Lee has also participated on numerous other musical projects including Walt Disney Records' Nightmare Revisited and Muppets•The Green Album. Lee has performed collaborations with artists such as Korn, Seether, and David Hodges. Lee is also the American chairperson for the international epilepsy awareness foundation, Out of the Shadows. In February 2012, VH1 placed Amy Lee at #49 in the Top 100 Greatest Women in Music. In April 2012, Lee won the Best Vocalist honor at the Revolver Golden Gods Awards. In 2013, Amy Lee was named the 2012 Rock Goddess of the Year in the Loudwire Music Awards.
















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Happy Birthday JEFF "SKUNK" BAXTER (video)

#jeffskunkbaxter #steelydan #doobiebrothers #rockfileradio
Jeffrey Allen "Jeff Skunk" Baxter (born December 13, 1948) is an American guitarist, known for his stints in the rock bands Steely Dan and The Doobie Brothers during the 1970s. More recently, he has been working as a defense consultant and chairs a Congressional Advisory Board on missile defense.













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Thursday, December 12, 2013

Happy Birthday DICKEY BETTS (video)

#dickeybetts #allmanbrothersband #rockfileradio
Forrest Richard "Dickey" Betts (born December 12, 1943) is an American guitarist, singer, songwriter, and composer best known as a founding member of The Allman Brothers Band.
He was inducted with the band into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1995 and also won with the band a best rock performance Grammy Award for his instrumental "Jessica" in 1996. Recognized as one of the greatest rock guitar players of all time, he had early on in his career one of rock’s finest guitar partnerships with Duane Allman introducing melodic twin guitar harmony and counterpoint which "rewrote the rules for how two rock guitarists can work together, completely scrapping the traditional rhythm/lead roles to stand toe to toe". Dickey Betts was ranked #58 on Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Guitarists of All Time list in 2003, and #61 on the list published in 2011.
















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