Guitarist Says She Didn’t Get Ozzy Audition Likely Due to Gender

Jennifer Batten, a former guitarist for Michael Jackson and Jeff Beck, believes she didn’t get to audition for Ozzy Osbourne’s band because of her gender.Batten recently spoke with Ultimate Guitar about her career, which continues to this day. She famously played in Michael Jackson’s band from 1987-1997, including three world tours (Bad, Dangerous, HIStory) and the 1993 Super Bowl Halftime Show. She later joined Jeff Beck’s touring band...

Rush’s Neil Peart to Be Honored With Two Statues at Lakeside Park

Neil Peart, late Rush drummer and lyricist and deeply beloved musician, will be honored with two bronze statues that are set to be erected in Ontario's Lakeside Park in the city of St. Catherines.According to a local news report, the City of St. Catherines' Neil Peart Commemorative Task Force tabbed sculptor Morgan MacDonald of the Newfoundland Bronze Foundry to cast Peart's likeness in both his youthful and later-career visages. Often referred...

Yep, That’s Kellin Quinn on the New ‘Sonic the Hedgehog’ Song

It feels like Sleeping With Sirens frontman Kellin Quinn is everywhere these days, even in the video game world. And yes, if you were wondering, that is in fact Kellin Quinn singing on "Undefeatable," the new high energy track from the Sonic the Hedgehog Sonic Frontiers game.Quinn's contribution to the game's soundtrack also comes via a pair of other notable names, as he teamed up with Dangerkids' Tyler Smyth and Loveless' Julian Comeau to...

Anita Baker Announces 2023 U.S. Tour

NewsAnita Baker Announces 2023 U.S. Tour“Looking forward to some crazy, lovely, hang time with my fans!”By Jazz MonroeNovember 10, 2022FacebookTwitterAnita Baker, photo courtesy of Live NationFacebookTwitterAnita Baker has announced a tour of U.S. arenas for 2023. Check out the dates for the Songstress tour below. The legend of quiet storm soul music will perform her classic hits live for the first time since winning back the rights to her...

Iggy Pop Announces New Album Every Loser

NewsIggy Pop Announces New Album Every LoserThe rocker’s follow-up to 2019’s Free arrives on Friday, January 6, 2023By Matthew StraussNovember 10, 2022FacebookTwitterIggy Pop, photo by Vincent GuignetFacebookTwitterIggy Pop has announced his next album: Every Loser is out January 6 via Atlantic Records and producer Andrew Watt’s Gold Tooth Records. The record includes Iggy Pop’s recent single “Frenzy,” featuring contributions from...

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