Doug Hopkins Hopkins is the star of the Discovery Channel show, Property Wars. For more information, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Definitely Howard Stern. If I am not listening to Stern, I'm usually listening to KTAR or s ... More >>
Dave Andrea Andrea owns Brat Haus in Scottsdale. For more info, go here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what station would play right now? Howard 100 on Sirius. What's the first album you bought? Led Zeppelin, Houses of the Holy. What's the first concert you saw? J ... More >>
Hoon is an anchor of FOX 10 Arizona Morning. He'll be serving as emcee for the 2013 Phoenix Heart Walk on Saturday, March 23 at 8 a.m. at the Wesley Bolin Memorial Plaza in Phoenix. Hoon was game to play a round of "What Are You Listening To?" with Up on the Sun.
Chances are if you're a weekly reader Metal Mondays here at Up on the Sun, you don't think of metalheads as thickheaded, grotesque, and crude Neanderthals. You know metal fans can be smart, erudite, and witty. Still, among the pop masses, there's a prevailing attitude that metal listeners are capita ... More >>
Led Zeppelin was, is, and always will be a driving force in the evolution of heavy metal. Their heavy, guitar-driven blues rock opened the world to an intriguing new sound, influencing generations of bands. Now, more than 40 years after they first came together, they are still one of the most popula ... More >>
Our sister blog, West Coast Sound, has caught a lot of shit lately for their disdain for neo-blues rockers The Black Keys. Just remember we're only critics, and opinions are just opinions. Nicholas Pell even offered up some alternative blues bands for you to dig. The problem is, as commenter AlexNic ... More >>
For those who are really terrible in this life, I imagine a special hell: reality TV hell. This awful place will be populated by the combined casts of Jersey Shore and The Bachelor Pad, two of the most painful shows ever. Why would I want to watch a television show that glorifies ignorance and margi ... More >>
The last time I saw Dread Zeppelin -- the band that performs Led Zeppelin songs in a reggae style sung by a 300 pound Las Vegas Elvis impersonation -- was at an all-day Reggae on the Rocks concert at Red Rocks Amphitheatre in Denver. This was in the early 1990s, shortly after the band materialized ... More >>
In a "Tangerine" mood.Given the nature of the tribute band game, acts usually wow or disgust. There's not much room for gray area. When it comes to the real legends and the emotional attachments fans have to their records, bands like Led Zeppelin, it's go big or go home. For example, "Achil ... More >>
As Munich's 17-day slosh-a-palooza wrapped up yesterday, it left us feeling a little empty. We didn't celebrate Oktoberfest the proper way -- by getting shithoused in lederhosen and violently gesturing toward the breasts of a beer wench with a full mug of god's greatest nectar, all while listenin ... More >>
The Tubes circa 1977 The Tubes have serious roots in Arizona. Formed after two Phoenix-based bands, The Beans and Red, White and Blues Band, moved to San Francisco and combined, The Tubes were remarkably ahead of their time. The group's mix of simulated sex and hard rock landed them some primo op ... More >>
Jason Bonham pays homage to daddy dearest
Perhaps the best known sampling of all time involved The Sugarhill Gang sampling Chic's "Good Times" for their 1979 hit "Rapper's Delight"Most, if not all, people know that Led Zeppelin is an obtusely derivative band. They took popular American blues and folk music and made it their own, without rea ... More >>
Song: Led Zeppelin, "When The Levee Breaks"Context: In memory of that giant lake Tempe used to have. Turns out holding nearly 1 billion gallons of water back with what basically amounted to a big balloon was a bad idea. When The Levee Breaks - Led Zeppelin
Robert Plant: Who says Led Zeppelin needs him anyway?According to NME, Jason Bonham, former drummer for Led Zeppelin and son of John Bonham, the band's original drummer, said that Zep came close to reuniting and playing new material -- without lead singer Robert Plant, that is. Apparent ... More >>
Bob Dylan's canceled show in Glendale tonight got us thinking about his son, Jakob Dylan, who is still young and fit enough to perform in just over 100 degree weather. He's less at risk for heatstroke, sure, but, of course, the number of folks who will shell out cash to see Jake is definitely not in ... More >>
As the press release announcing Alice Cooper's appearance at Arizona State's graduation ceremony Wednesday says, the local shock-rocker has played on some pretty big bills: John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix. Even Pele.All big, but not Barack Obama big.Cooper will perfor ... More >>
Sometimes you just need to see a little live music on a Friday night, and without much on the concert schedule this weekend (The Music of Led Zeppelin - A Rock Symphony! Smashmouth!) I found myself at Chyro Arts in Scottsdale to see San Diego's Long Live Logos. Turns out, they played a delighful set ... More >>
Phoenix Symphony salutes a heavy-metal legend
Phoenix teems with guitar players, and some of them are actually pretty good. A handful of them are exceptional.
Believe it or not, theres more to life than pot
Bartók? de Falla? Led Zeppelin? Sweet.
Now and forever
When you just have to keep a rock legend from swallowing his own tongue
Followed or Led
Not as mighty as the pen, but pretty mighty
With the Lights Out
Grab an athletic supporter and clear the kids from the room as we count down the year's best hard rock and metal albums
Led Zeppelin DVD (Atlantic)
A clever reggae remake of Dark Side of the Moon lovingly lampoons the album's hazy cult
Internet mashers give new, weird lives to Eminem's "Without Me"
Cameron Crowe's autobiographical Almost Famous is a classic rock gas
What happens when you cram too much music into one city and two pairs of eardrums? Nothing, if you move too fast to hear it all.
Trashman takes a fateful trip to the cinema
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