The Record with Ken Tomczak

R.I.P. Bob Coburn, Host Of Radio Show "Rockline" (1948-2016)

Bob Coburn, KLOS-FM deejay and host of nationally syndicated rock radio program "Rockline", died Saturday at the age of 68. KLOS in Los Angeles reported that Coburn was diagnosed with stage four lung cancer earlier this year. "While he has been fighting like a champion ever since, all rock and roll...
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Elton John Launches Contest To Create Videos For Classic Songs

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of Elton John and Bernie Taupin's songwriting partnership, the singer and YouTube have launched "Elton John: The Cut" to give a visual accompaniment to "Bennie and the Jets," "Rocket Man" and "Tiny Dancer," three classic Elton songs that were released before the...
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Big Head Todd & The Monsters and Collective Soul To Rock Red Rocks

Big Head Todd & The Monsters with special guest Collective Soul will perform June 10, 2017 at Red Rocks Amphitheater in Morrison, CO and tickets go on sale Friday, December 16 at 10 a.m. MT via AXS.com. Click HERE for more ticket info. (Photo by Ken Tomczak)
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Deep Purple Release New Track "Time For Bedlam" (Lyric Video)

Deep Purple's new studio album inFinite, will be released April 7, 2017 by earMUSIC. A lyric video for the new single "Time For Bedlam" can be seen below. A limited edition EP for "Time For Bedlam", with non-album songs and unreleased recordings will hit record stores on February 3rd. (Photo by USA...
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Happy Birthday To Billy Gibbons Of ZZ Top

Happy 67th Birthday to the one and only Billy Gibbons, guitarist/vocalist of ZZ Top. Gibbons was born December 16, 1949 in Houston, TX and he formed ZZ Top in late 1969. The band haven't updated their Facebook page since September (below), but they do have a recent live album you can check out and...
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KISS Perform With Sundance Head On "The Voice" Finale (Video)

KISS joined Sundance Head on the Season 11 finale of NBC's "The Voice" on December 13 to perform a medley of "Detroit Rock City" and "Rock And Roll All Nite" and the video can be seen below. (Photo by Ken Tomczak)
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Kid Rock, Soundgarden, Godsmack To Headline Northern Invasion Festival

Kid Rock, Soundgarden, Godsmack, The Offspring and Bush will headline the Northern Invasion Festival, to be held May 13-14, 2017 at Somerset Amphitheater in Somerset, WI. Fans can visit the official festival website HERE for ticket info and prices. (Photo by USA Today)
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Listen To Jethro Tull's Christmas Song "Pass The Bottle" (Audio)

Jethro Tull have released "Pass The Bottle (A Christmas Song)" from The String Quartets, a full-length album of reworked classic tracks with the Carducci Quartet. The String Quartets will be available March 24 via BMG/The End Records and the track can be heard below. © Michalakis Ppalis |...
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Iron Maiden Drummer Nicko McBrain Honored By U.S. Navy Seals (Video)

Iron Maiden drummer Nicko McBrain was recently presented with a special award by the U.S. Navy Seals. McBrain has previously helped raise funds for the Navy Seals alongside his friend - golfer Mike Zeigler - who also plays bass in McBrain's band The McBrainiacs. During a recent McBrainiacs...
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Joe Bonamassa Hits Overzealous Bouncer With His Guitar

Blues guitarist Joe Bonamassa recently took action against an overzealous bouncer at his Brady Theater show in Tulsa, OK - poking the security guard on the head with his guitar. In his Instagram post below, Bonamassa says: "To the bouncer who harassed one of our fans up front...that is why you can...
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