Musings On Music History: A Triptych Of Rock Star Marriages, Two Out Of Three That Are (Still) Happy & Awesome

04.24: On this day in 1992 David Bowie married fashion model Iman in Switzerland. And they are still married! This shatters our theory about the unspoken rocker/supermodel marriage rule of “use ’em and lose ’em” (see Billy Joel/Christie Brinkley, Axl Rose/Erin Everly, Rod Stewart/Rachel Hunter, et al). But, in this instance, at least, it’s okay…

Musings On Music History: Soundgarden Break Up (For A Bit), One Of The “Fifth Beatles” Leaves Us, and Dylan Makes His Debut

04.09: On this day in 1997, hard rock group Soundgarden announced their breakup. Born out of the rock scene in Seattle, Washington, the band is best known for radio hits “Spoonman” and “Black Hole Sun”. 2010, however, saw the announcement that the band would be getting back together for a reunion. They played a handful…

Musings On Music History: Captain Trips Takes A Trip To the Hoosgow, Jimi Plays With Matches, And There’s A Double Dose Of Clapton

03.26: Steven Tyler was born on this day in 1948. Steven, Steven, Steven. Whatchya doin’, man? You’ve reigned over hard rock for the nearly four decades, with your cohorts in Aerosmith. You’ve had some serious ups and some serious downs, and we thought you’d learned your lessons. Guess not. Really? Really? You’re gonna quit the…

Musings On Music History: Singer & Songwriter, Beatle & Photographer, Pumpkin & Rock ‘N’ Roll

03.12: Who does the phrase “singer/songwriter” make you think of? Bards wandering the English countryside, singing tales of yore and adventure? Itinerant musicians going from dustbowl town to dustbowl town during the Great Depression, singing for their supper, spinning tales of despair and loneliness? Yeah, us neither. To us a singer-songwriter is someone like Bob…

Musings On Music History: In Which We Welcome A Hip-Hip Icon, Greet A Rock God, and Say Goodbye To A Musical Chameleon

02.18: A very prominent figure in the L.A. gangsta rap scene joined us this week, on this day in 1965, when Andre “Dr. Dre” Young took his first breaths. Dre didn’t begin his musical life with aspirations of being one of the biggest, most prescient hip-hop producers of all time, but that’s what happened. His…

Hard Rock International Announces Hotel Development In Celebrity Getaway Destination, Palm Springs, California

Orlando, Fla. – Feb. 6, 2013 – Hard Rock International – with hotel locations from Bali to Cancun, San Diego to Singapore and Chicago to Macau – announces plans to open Hard Rock Hotel Palm Springs in Fall 2013, bringing the legendary Hard Rock vibe to one of Southern California’s hottest vacation destinations. Hard Rock…