- 4:34 pm Thursday, April 28th, 2016 by Joe Rock
You may not recognize his name, Les Waas. Mr. Waas has passed away at 94 years old.
Les wrote the Mister Softee theme song and more than 970 jingles.
The Mister Softee them named “Jingle and Chimes” is his most famous.
I was surprised to find out it had lyrics but I can’t seem to find them.
Lets have a moment of silence for another part of our childhood gone.
Then play the theme below.
- 10:34 am Wednesday, April 27th, 2016 by Joe Rock
People have been making a lot out of the perceived bad blood between the original members of Kiss for years.
It hit a peak when the band was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.
It turns out that Ace Frehley says most of the time they get along.
Being that April 27th 2015 marks Ace’s birthday I thought it would be nice to see him saying nice things about his band mates.
Watch it here.
- 2:59 pm Monday, April 25th, 2016 by Joe Rock
Deer Park Long Island’s own CJ Ramone was the bass player for The Ramones for the band’s final 7 years.
He was brought in when Dee Dee Ramone left.
Being CJ and I know each other we discussed a lot.
Hear him talk everything from being in The Ramones to what other mega band asked him to join to parenting and then some.
Don’t forget CJ will be at The Knitting Factory in Brooklyn June 4th.
Since we chatted up a storm I broke the interview into 2 parts.
- 9:25 am Sunday, April 24th, 2016 by Joe Rock
Saturday April 23rd 2016 Bruce Springsteen took the stage at Barclays Center in Brooklyn.
Without a word he and the band began to play Prince’s “Purple Rain”.
The stage was bathed in purple for the performance.
Nils Lofgren did the emotional ending solo of the song.
When it was done Bruce simply said “Prince forever, God bless!”.
Bruce and Prince were admirers of each others work and had spoken of each other in interviews.
Watch Springsteen’s performance below.
- 11:52 am Friday, April 22nd, 2016 by Joe Rock
- 2:25 pm Thursday, April 21st, 2016 by Joe Rock
I was sad today when I heard the news that Prince passed away.
Although you wouldn’t think of him as a rock artist he certainly had the spirit and the skills.
Watch this clip of him with Tom Petty, Jeff Lynne and George Harrison’s son Dahni at George’s induction to The Rock N’ Roll Hall of Fame in 2004.
He owns the solo to “While My Guitar Gently Weeps” after that.
Strange that I just mentioned this performance on the air just last night.
Rest in peace Prince.
- 12:25 pm Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by Joe Rock
Since AC/DC announced that Brian Johnson would not be a part of the rest of their current tour there has been a lot of speculation about what happened.
Today on the 36th anniversary of him joining the band Brian released a statement about his departure.
Here it is:
“As many AC/DC fans know, the remaining shows for the 2016 AC/DC Rock or Bust World Tour, including 10 postponed U.S. shows, are being rescheduled with a guest singer. I want personally to explain the reason because I don’t believe the earlier press releases sufficiently set out what I wanted to say to our fans [More]
- 12:28 am Tuesday, April 19th, 2016 by Joe Rock
Gregg Rolie is Columbia Records best kept secret.
He is currently enjoying a second go round in Santana now dubbed Santana IV as well as being part of Ringo Starr’s All Star Band.
Plus he is a former member of Journey.
We spoke about the Santana reunion and the new album from the band as well as his work with Ringo.
Gregg seems to be truly enjoying everything he is doing these days.
At one point he wanted to retire and now he is hopeful that everything will continue both with Santana and Ringo Starr.
But you can hear him tell you this himself.
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- 1:24 pm Sunday, April 17th, 2016 by Joe Rock
So the improbable and what many of us thought was impossible has been announced as fact. Axl Rose will actually be the fill in singer for AC/DC as they play the rest of the dates for their current tour.
Last night at Coachella Angus Young actually joined Guns N’ Roses on stage to run through the AC/DC classics “Whole Lotta Rosie” and “Riff Raff”. Check out some fan shot footage below.
- 4:24 pm Friday, April 15th, 2016 by Joe Rock