Two bands that are staples of classic rock radio but also highly influential on heavy metal, Deep Purple and Alice Cooper, are currently on a co-headlining tour with support from blues rock veterans The Edgar Winter Band. We caught the tour at Jones Beach on Saturday (8/26). All three legendary acts were great to see, but Alice stole the show...
Live Nation is selling $20 tickets to several shows for one week only, including Kings of Leon/Deerhunter, Future/Young Thug/A$AP Ferg, Dead & Company, Jean-Michel Jarre, Maxwell, Primus/Clutch, Yes, Deftones and more.
While the Friday and Saturday of Psycho Las Vegas flew by with nearly wall-to-wall exciting bands, for whatever reason Sunday had a bit more down time. It was a nice way to cap the fest, with some real heavy hitters like Sleep and Candlemass, some smaller but still excellent bands on the Vinyl stage, and by far the most insane show I have ever seen courtesy of Alice Cooper...
The stacked festival has Alice Cooper, Blue Oyster Cult, Truth & Janey, The Crazy World of Arthur Brown, Pentagram, Candlemass, Sleep, Electric Wizard, Boris, Baroness, Drive Like Jehu, Converge, and much more.
If HBO's tone-deaf series Vinyl left you cold but wanting to learn more about the NYC music scene of the '70s, you may want to keep an eye out for new documentary Danny Says which is about legendary music biz figure Danny Fields, who helped the careers of The Ramones, Iggy Pop, The Doors, The Velvet Underground, MC5 and more.
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