An informal video of Durbin jamming some acoustic versions of Skid Row classics “18 And Life” and “I Remember You” was the most popular story of the past seven days.
Durbin wanted to perform “18” on Idol but wasn’t able to, as the song rights had not been cleared for the program, which didn’t please former Skid Row singer Sebastian Bach – check out the story for more details.
The HH10 is a list of the most-viewed rock news stories in the past week by hennemusic readers.
hennemusic Hot 10
week ending July 3, 2011
01 – VIDEO: James Durbin covers Skid Row
02 – Van Halen: new album due for summer release?
03 – Alter Bridge guitarist hears new Van Halen album
04 – Peter Frampton talks Frampton Comes Alive 35 tour
05 – Celebrity Ghost Stories: Bret Michaels
06 – Motley Crue/Poison 2011 Tour dates
07 – Bruce Springsteen says goodbye to Clarence Clemons
08 – Ozzy Osbourne: Trust Me, I’m Dr. Ozzy book due in October
09 – VIDEO: Big 4 - Metallica, Megadeth and Anthrax jam at German show
10 – Sammy Hagar announces 2011 Cabo Birthday Bash
The anticipation is building for the new Van Halen album, as hennemusic readers continue to catch up on news surrounding the band’s first record with David Lee Roth in 27 years. #2 this week was a VH news story from February, while #3 was an item from last week featuring comments from Alter Bridge guitarist Mark Tremonti – who was recently treated to a private, live performance of the disc by the band (sans DLR) at 5150 studios.
2011 marks the 35th Anniversary of one of the most popular live albums of all time - "Frampton Comes Alive." At #4, Frampton spoke about his FCA 35 tour this week to the Globe & Mail, as the guitarist is out playing the album, in its entirety, right now.
Fans of the paranormal – and of rocker Bret Michaels – pushed the Poison singer’s guest spot on Celebrity Ghost Stories to #5.
Other new additions to the HH10 this week include Bruce Springsteen’s goodbye to sax man Clarence Clemons (#7); a new health advice book from Ozzy Osbourne (#8); video of a new Big 4 jam in Germany this past Saturday (#9); and Sammy Hagar’s announcement of his annual Birthday Bash in Cabo (#10).
James Durbin – 18 & Life / I Remember You
Originals by Skid Row
Jun 26: Tributes to Clarence Clemons top the hennemusic Hot 10
Jun 19: Shannon Tweed vs. Gene Simmons tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Jun 12: Rush: Neil Peart tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Jun 05: Eddie Vedder tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 29: Slash tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 22: James Durbin tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 15: Def Leppard tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 08: Mick Jagger’s daughter, Elizabeth, tops the hennemusic Hot 10
May 01: James Durbin tops the hennemusic Hot 10 for 2nd week
Apr 24: James Durbin tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Apr 17: Paul McCartney tribute album tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Apr 10: Steven Tyler tops the hennemusic Hot 10
Apr 03: Motley Crue, Poison tour tops the hennemusic Hot 10