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.

 

McCartney Remasters Due Out September 23rd

Deluxe box sets of remastered albums are definitely all the rage in the classic rock world lately, and now Paul McCartney has joined the party! Read more...

Script Writer Talks Elton John Biopic Details

If you’re thinking the Elton John biopic that is currently in the works is going to be an all-sunshine-and-roses account of the legendary pianist’s life, think again. Read more...

New Ace Frehley Memoir In The Works

With all of the mudslinging this past year between the original members of KISS, you’d think that Ace Frehley would dedicate a chapter in his new memoir to a particularly juicy story or two about the band, but it sounds like he’s taking the high road. Read more...

Rare AC/DC Single Sells For $4,500 on eBay

A collector or superfan will pay just about anything for that one rare piece of memorabilia. Just ask the AC/DC fan who dropped nearly $4,500 for a 7” single! Read more...

Perry Talks About Recording With McCartney, Cooper

Someone should tell Joe Perry that no one likes a tease! Read more...

Farm Aid 2014 Set For September 13th

Willie Nelson, John Mellencamp and Neil Young are back at it for Farm Aid 2014, which is taking place this year on September 13th . Read more...

Nicks’s “24 Karat Gold” Set for October 7th Release

This fall, not only will Stevie Nicks be reunited on the road with Christine McVie for Fleetwood Mac’s mega-tour, but she’ll also be releasing the much buzzed-about 24 Karat Gold – Songs From The Vault. Read more...

Money Being Raised For Permanent Bonham Memorial

In the 30-plus years since his passing, you would think there would be some sort of memorial to the legendary John Bonham in his hometown of Redditch, England, however, this glaring omission has remained the same…until now. Read more...

Billy Joel Receiving Library of Congress Gershwin Prize

As if Billy Joel’s mantel didn’t already have enough awards, now the Piano Man will have to make room for another honor! Read more...

George Harrison Memorial Tree Destroyed By Beetles

In “so ridiculous I can’t make this up news:” A tree planted in Los Angeles in memory of Beatle George Harrison was killed as the result of a beetle infestation. Read more...

AC/DC’s Rudd Dropping Solo Album, New Single Out Now

AC/DC may have wrapped the recording process on their follow-up to 2010’s Black Ice, but drummer Phil Rudd isn’t waiting around to release new music. Read more...

Sound Bite Alert: Gene Simmons On Being Rich, The “1 Percent”

Leave it to Gene Simmons to be completely unashamed of being rich, rich…richer than hell. Read more...

Blondie, Hynde & Plant Scheduled For iTunes Festival

This September, London’s Roundhouse concert hall will be taken over by the 30-day (!) iTunes Festival, and just like the variety of music the download service offers to the world, the festival will also feature an eclectic lineup that will include Robert Plant, Blondie and Chrissie Hynde. Read more...

More Dates Added To ZZ Top/Jeff Beck Tour

The ZZ Top/Jeff Beck tour hasn’t even started, and already they’re tacking on more dates! Read more...

Aerosmith & Johnny Depp Jam At Recent Tour Stop

Fans in attendance at the Mansfield, Mass. stop on Aerosmith’s summer tour got a pirate ship-sized surprise during their encore. Read more...

Robert Plant Offers New Album Preview

Robert Plant returned to the English countryside of his childhood in a recent short film that offered another preview of his new album. Read more...

Hendrix Estate Acquires Pre-Experience Recordings, Plan Reissues

The masters library at Experience Hendrix, LLC and Legacy Recordings just got a bit larger. Read more...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers Preview New Track From “Hypnotic Eye”

Just about two weeks away from the release of Hypnotic Eye, Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers have previewed another new track from the album. Read more...

Authorized Beatles Doc In The Works

Remember all of those rumors of a Beatles TV movie? They might be dead in light of this latest news. Read more...

New Van Halen Album On The Way?

There’s been an “Eruption” of Van Halen rumors lately having to do with a new album, and a photo that surfaced on social media recently is definitely strengthening those rumors. Read more...