In Other Rock News…(May 3rd)

Motorhead, Kirk Hammett and Led Zeppelin make up the May 3rd edition of “In Other Rock News…” Enjoy!

Preview of new Motorhead Concert DVD/Blu-ray

Motorhead’s Clean Your Clock, a live concert set from the band’s November 20-21 concerts in Munich, Germany will be coming out this month.  Check out a preview with the performance of “Bomber!”

Motörhead - Clean Your Clock - Bomber

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Kirk Hammett joins Elton John on stage

The last place you’d expect a Metallica fan would be at an Elton John show, but if one happened to be in attendance at Sir Elton’s April 30th Las Vegas residency show at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace, they would’ve been treated to Kirk Hammett joining the legend and his band on stage for “Saturday Night’s Alright For Fighting.”

It was an honor and extreme privilege to share the stage with such a legend. Thanks, @EltonJohn! Davey Johnstone is a great guitarist and it was an honor to play with him. I had first seen him play during Alice Cooper's MadHouse Rock Tour, 1979 and he kicked major ass!!!

See this Instagram photo by @kirkhammett * 13.8k likes

“Stairway To Heaven” Built In Belgium…

…Not literally, but sort of.  Let us explain.

Per Curbed, a construction firm has made a new observation tower in Flanders, Belgium that is an ascending staircase to nowhere, thus the “Stairway To Heaven” joke.

Naturally, the staircase lies on the whispering wind.  (Thank you!  We’ll be here all week!)

Curbed on Twitter

Belgian engineers build stairway to Heaven ...


Erica Banas is a rock/classic rock reporter who never leaves home without her iPod, because to her, there’s something very comforting about carrying around every piece of music she’s ever owned in her life.