Crobot Frontman Says If Rock Is Dead, KISS Killed It

January 20, 2015 // 0 Comments

BRANDON Yeagley, the singer from Pennsylvania retro rockers Crobot, says Gene Simmons only has himself to blame if rock is indeed dead. Speaking to Hot Metal, Yeagley reckons the band’s capitalist ways mean Simmons declaration of death for the genre are self-fulfilling. “When you hear people like Gene Simmons quoting the things that he said, about rock’n’roll being dead, which could well be for publication servicing types of motives… “But I kind of look at it and – forgive me if you are a KISS fan but I –  sort of think bands like KISS are what killed it, they sort of put a price tag and dollar sign on everything. [read on]

Jake E Lee: “I Was Duped Out Of Bark At The Moon Earnings”

January 19, 2015 // 0 Comments

FORMER Ozzy Osbourne guitarist Jake E Lee has given his account of how he was denied writing credits and publishing royalties from the singer’s 1983 album, Bark At The Moon. Speaking on an upcoming podcast by DJ Eddie Trunk – from which he played an excerpt on his nationally syndicated FM radio show over the past few days –  Lee said he was verbally promised royalties, only for Osbourne’s wife and manager Sharon to renege when he finished recording his guitar parts. “I was told from the get-go ‘you write part of the songs, you get writing credit, you get publishing – that’s part of your [read on]

Linton Osborne Spilts With Nazareth

January 18, 2015 // 0 Comments

LINTON Osborne, the man who replaced legendary singer Dan McCafferty in Nazareth, has split with the band. Nazareth recently cancelled tour dates amide rumours they were unhappy with Osbourne, who joined them only last year. Osborne posted a Facebook message saying the union “didn’t work out – for me or the band” The tour date cancellations, which occurred in the UK, were a result of Osborne failing to recover from an illness contracted in mainland Europe. McCafferty retired in August due to “chronic obstructive pulmonary disease”, leaving bassist Pete Agnew as the sole surviving original member.  Post by [read on]