Robby Steinhardt, original violinist and co-lead vocalist of Kansas, has died at the age of 71. News of Steinhardt’s death was confirmed by his wife Cindy in a Facebook post on Monday. “We are beyond devastated as our lives were about to start a new adventure,” her post reads. “Robby just recorded his first solo … Continue reading Kansas Singer and Violinist Robby Steinhardt Dies at 71
June 15, 1967 – Peter Green leaves the John Mayall & the Bluesbreakers and goes on to form Fleetwood Mac with bandmate John McVie and Mick Fleetwood. Backstage Access:Remembering Peter Green Classic Rock Birthdays June 15, 1957 – Brad Gillis, guitar, vocals (Night Ranger)June 15, 1946 – Noddy Holder (born Neville John Holder), vocals (Slade)June 15, 1951 – Steve Walsh, vocals (Kansas)June 15, 1963 – Scott Rockenfield, drums (Queensrÿche)June 15, 1941 – Harry Nilsson, vocals (d. 1994)June 15, 1943 – Muff Winwood (born Mervyn Winwood), bass, producer (The Spencer … Continue reading CDJ Today: June 15 in Classic Rock
May 25, 1978 – Keith Moon of the Who, performs for the last time with the band at a secret concert for fan club members at London’s Shepperton Film Studios. The show was a mini-concert for their career-spanning documentary The Kids Are Alright. The band had been off the road for nearly two years, and gave a solid but stilted performance. Keith … Continue reading CDJ Today: May 25 in Classic Rock
February 4, 1977 – Fleetwood Mac release their seminal album Rumours. It becomes the band’s most successful release, selling over 45 million records worldwide and putting it in the Top 10 for best selling albums of all time. After months recording at the Record Plant in Sausalito, one of the owners said, “The band would come in at … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 4 in Classic Rock
February 1, 1985 – Glenn Frey of the Eagles makes his acting debut in an episode of Miami Vice. He plays the song “Smuggler’s Blues.” February 1, 2007 – Wayne Fontana, frontman for Wayne Fontana and the Mindbenders, is arrested after pouring gasoline on a bailiff’s car and setting it on fire – while the bailiff was in … Continue reading CDJ Today: February 1 in Classic Rock
The omnipresence of Kansas on the musical landscape is hitting the half-century mark. While so many of the Midwest born-and-bred band’s peers have ended up on the dustbin of has-bins and countless “whatever happened to…” lists, Kansas continues to produce pertinent, sonically powerful and lyrically thought-provoking tracks that pack as much punch as a Kansas … Continue reading Point of No Regrets: Kansas Carry On With New Album ‘The Absence of Presence’
Kansas have released another new song and music video from the band’s forthcoming studio album. The Absence of Presence is due out June 26th via Inside Out Music. Watch and hear “Jets Overhead” in the player below. “Jets Overhead” has become one of my favorite songs on the album,” says guitarist Zak Rizvi, who wrote the … Continue reading Watch and Listen: Kansas Release New Song ‘Jets Overhead’
Kansas will release their new album The Absence of Presence on June 26, Billboard reports. The release will come just before Kansas heads on the Juke Box Heroes tour this summer wit Foreigner and Europe. The Absence of Presence was produced by guitarist Zak Rizvi, who also produced the band’s 2016 release The Prelude Implicit, … Continue reading Kansas To Release New Album ‘The Absence of Presence’ in June
Foreigner will launch their Juke Box Heroes tour on July 9th in Albuquerque, NM. Joining the “I Want to Know What Love Is” hitmakers on the summer run are special guest Kansas, and Europe. The 40-date trek will continue across the U.S., making one stop in Canada, before wrapping up September 13th in Austin, TX. … Continue reading Foreigner Announce Summer Juke Box Heroes Tour with Kansas and Europe
This is simply one of the best bands I have ever seen! I am embarrassed to say that I am very late to the party on this one as somehow they were not on my radar during their heyday (late seventies into the 80’s). This is quite surprising to me, an avid guitarist, since Steve … Continue reading Dixie Dregs Alert!—Go See Them!!
Kansas celebrated the release of their latest album, The Prelude Implicit, in New York City on October 3rd with a performance at the iHeartRadio Theater. The set featured iconic hits such as “Carry On Wayward Son” and “Dust In The Wind” as well as new songs including “Rhythm In The Spirit”. See video of these … Continue reading Watch Kansas Perform “Carry On Wayward Son” and More Live in NY
Having been in the music business for over 45 years, sometimes I think I’ve seen and heard it all. Then I find myself in a small studio eight feet away from Kansas as they perform acoustic versions of “Dust In The Wind”, “Hold On”, and their new song “With This Heart”, and it is truly … Continue reading Kansas — First New Music In 16 Years, And You Want To Know About It!