Author Erica Banas

  • Erica Banas

    While the first rock song she ever memorized was "Bohemian Rhapsody" at age six, Erica credits AC/DC as the band that made her the rock and roll chick her friends and family know and love today. It should also be noted that the first man she ever loved was Jack Daniels and that she'll never be your beast of burden.

 

Who Postpone First Two Dates On 50th Anniversary Tour

Who fans in Dublin and Belfast will have to wait just a bit longer for the band’s 50th anniversary tour to roll through town. Read more...

Top 5 Stuttering Songs

Stuttering…you would think this speech disorder would hinder rock and roll greatness, but it’s found in some of our favorite songs, and, in fact, helps make them the classics we know and love today. In honor of Stuttering Awareness Day (October 22nd), here’s our top five favorite stuttering songs: Read more...

45 Years Ago: Led Zeppelin Laugh Off Sophomore Slump With ‘Led Zeppelin II’

As Led Zeppelin were touring at a break-neck pace throughout 1969, they somehow managed to record the follow-up to their commercially successful debut. Little did they know their sophomore effort would land with such a bang. Read more...

Record Store Day Black Friday Includes Beatles, Hendrix and More!

Record Store Day isn’t just a once-a-year occurrence anymore! Read more...

Clapton Playing Series of Shows At Royal Albert Hall In Honor of 70th Birthday

Eric Clapton is celebrating his 70th birthday in a very big way next year. Read more...

Final Shows of Current Allman Brothers Band Lineup Not Featuring Betts or Other Guests

The final six shows at New York’s Beacon Theatre for the current lineup of The Allman Brothers Band have already stirred up a bit of controversy. Read more...

Recap From Sammy Hagar’s Vegas Birthday Bash

Looks like what happens in Vegas doesn’t necessarily stay in Vegas as videos are popping up all over from Sammy Hagar’s huge birthday bash from this past weekend. Read more...

Led Zeppelin “Stairway” Lawsuit Continues

Efforts to get a copyright infringement lawsuit pertaining to Led Zeppelin’s hit “Stairway to Heaven” thrown out or transferred from a Pennsylvania court have been turned down. Read more...

Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen Joins Foo Fighters on ‘Letterman’

Rick Nielsen helped the Foo Fighters end night four of their residence on the Late Show with David Letterman with a bang by joining the band for a performance of “Stiff Competition” from Cheap Trick’s 1978 album Heaven Tonight. Read more...

Beatles ‘Abbey Road’ Cover Outtakes Headed to Auction

Everyone has seen the iconic cover of The Beatles’ Abbey Road, but it took multiple shots to get the one we all recognize today. And now, one lucky buyer can get their hands on those rare outtakes. Read more...

LISTEN: Alt. Mix Of “Rock And Roll” From ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ Reissue

The October 28th release date on the reissues of Led Zeppelin IV and House of the Holy is fast approaching, but to tide us over, a new alternative mix of “Rock And Roll” has been released for fans to enjoy. Read more...

Alice Cooper Plays Impromptu Show At Nashville Bar

Alice Cooper had a little more rock in him last night after opening for Motley Crue at the Bridgestone Arena in Nashville. So what’s a rock legend to do? Head over to a local bar and continue the show! Read more...

Neil Young Talks Cars, Performs On ‘The Colbert Report’

In case you missed it, Neil Young appeared on ‘The Colbert Report’ last night (October 14th), and frankly, it was hilarious. Read more...

Brian May On How His “Red Special” Guitar Was Made

Queen’s Brian May has a new book out about how his iconic “Red Special” guitar came to be, and in a recent interview, he discusses some of the origins of its materials that he and his dad used to craft the unique instrument. Read more...

WATCH: Bob Seger Rocks ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’

Bob Seger took to 'Jimmy Kimmel Live' last night to perform “Detroit Made” from his new album Ride Out, which was released yesterday (October 14th), and in typical Seger fashion, he absolutely crushed it. Read more...

Ann & Nancy Wilson Join Foo Fighters On 'Letterman'

Ann and Nancy Wilson joined the Foo Fighters on the Late Show with David Letterman last night (October 14th) for an awesome performance of “Kick It Out” from Heart’s 1977 album Little Queen. Read more...

Billy Idol’s New Album Now Streaming

Fans who can’t wait to pick up Billy Idol’s new album Kings & Queens of the Underground on October 21st can now listen to the album in its entirety. Read more...

WATCH: Ozzy Osbourne Interviewed By Jack Osbourne

In the first part of a three part series, Ozzy Osbourne sits down for an interview with his son, Jack, and talk about a number of topics, including what new acts today Ozzy enjoys. If you’re thinking Ozzy would name off a few metal bands, think again. Read more...

Yet Another Reason Why Alice Cooper Is Awesome

We already love Alice Cooper, but this account of how he interacts with fans is yet another reason why the Godfather of Shock Rock is so beloved. Read more...

Ozzy Osbourne Receiving Global Icon Award At MTV Europe Music Awards

The Prince of Darkness will have to make room on his mantel for yet another honor. Read more...