Journey Reveals Randy Jackson and Narada Michael Walden as New Rhythm Section

Journey has announced the addition of bassist Randy Jackson and drummer Narada Michael Walden to the group’s ranks. The new Journey lineup performed a socially distanced version of “Don’t Stop Believin'” for UNICEF USA’s virtual event “UNICEF We Won’t Stop”, which aired Saturday night (May 23) on MSNBC. Also appearing with the band was keyboardist and vocalist Jason Derlatka. Jackson is no stranger to Journey, having previously played with the band from 1985 to 1987 and appeared on 1986’s “Raised On Radio” album. Walden is a Grammy-winning musician and producer who has previously worked with the likes of Whitney Houston, Mariah Carey and Aretha Franklin. He was honored with Grammy Awards for “Producer Of The Year” in 1987, “Album Of The Year” for the movie soundtrack “The Bodyguard” and the “R&B Song Of The Year” for Franklin’s “Freeway Of Love”. Continue reading

Rolling Stone Ranks The Top 100 Metal Albums of All-Time

Rolling Stone has released its list of the top 100 Metal Albums of all time, and it will surely spark some ire among fans. Curated by a list of the who’s who of proper rock and metal journalists such as Christopher R. Weingarten, Tom Beaujour, Hank Shteamer, Kim Kelly, Steve Smith, Brittany Spanos, Suzy Exposito, Richard Bienstock, Kory Grow, Dan Epstein, J.D. Considine, Andy Greene, Rob Sheffield, Adrien Begrand, and Ian Christe, they definitely had the right pedigree to choose the list. Black Sabbath’s second album Paranoid took home the #1 spot with typical names you expect Metallica, Iron Maiden, Slayer, Judas Priest, Motorhead, Pantera, Ozzy Osbourne solo, and Megadeth all in the top ten. Other notables on the list include Avenged Sevenfold’sCity of Evil at 100, Morbid Angel’sCovenant at 75, Slipknot’sIowa at 50, and Metallica’s“The Black Album” at 25. Perhaps both disappointing and unsurprising at the same time is how few women-led bands and bands with women in them made the list with just Evanescence, Nightwish, and White Zombie, and Pig Destroyer rating making it. We have listed the top ten in descending order for you and you can also check out the full list the list below!Continue reading