From Christopher Morris at Variety:
Recordings ranging from a 1909 gospel recording to the Sex Pistols’ epochal punk album are among the 2015 inductees into the Recording Academy’s Grammy Hall of Fame.
The 27 new inductees, which cut across the entire spectrum of musical genres, brings the total list of Hall of Fame titles (both albums and single recordings) to 987. Each year a special member committee determines a group of recordings, at least 25 years old, which exhibit qualitative or historical importance.
Hall of Fame titles are displayed in an interactive exhibit at the Grammy Museum in downtown L.A. This year’s inductees will be commemorated in a collector’s edition book that will also focus on the Grammy Foundation’s Grammy Camp program and its preservation and archiving initiatives.
Recording Academy prexy and CEO Neil Portnow said in a statement, “This year’s Grammy Hall Of Fame entries not only represent a diverse collection of influential and historically significant recordings but also reflect the changing climate of music through the decades. These memorable, inspiring and iconic recordings are proudly added to our growing catalog — knowing that they have become a part of our musical, social, and cultural history.”
(Alice Cooper, Michael Bruce, Glen Buxton, Dennis Dunaway, Neal Smith)
Warner Bros. (1972)
For the full list visit Christopher’s full article at Variety
The Last Rock Opera
Westport, CT – From Rock and Roll Hall Of Fame drummer, song writer and founding Alice Cooper band member, comes his latest killer album. The third in his solo KillSmith series. This conceptual metal adventure will undoubtedly be the last rock opera, destined to become a movie! The story of a poor boy who grows up in the jungles of South America, then becomes “Diablos the Emerald King” the most ruthless and powerful drug lord in the world. As a young boy he makes a discovery of an ancient secret that has been hidden for thousands of years in pre-Columbian jungle ruins. The secret he discovers is an ancient sacrificial drug called “GreenFire.” As GreenFire’s deadly addiction spreads like wildfire around the globe, it reaches a country called “Blue Soul Land.” The havoc it creates in “Blue Soul Land” will unleash the rage of KillSmith with grave consequences. “GreenFire Born Of Poison” is the first single off of the album.
latest album and song digital downloads For
“KillSmith And The GreenFire empire”
1.- BLESSINGS AND CURSES
2.- GOOD MORNING BLUE SOUL LAND
3.- SCREAMING BLOODY MURDER
4.- THE KILLSMITH OVERTURE
5.- PALACIO de ESMERALDAS
6.- GREENFIRE – BORN OF POISON
7.- I WANT MONEY
9.- I REMEMBER BLUE SOUL LAND
10.- DEATH TO THE KING
11.- NOELLE NO WONDER
The album is available to be purchased at:
On February 6th, 2014, Neal Smith talked with rock journalist, Mitch Lafon, and discussed the new Audio Fidelity release of the classic Alice Cooper album Billion Dollar Babies (Hybrid SACD), the early days with Alice, his new KILLSMITH & THE GREENFIRE EMPIRE album, reuniting with the original band, his upcoming book and much more.
The follow up to the KILLSMITH classic SEXUAL SAVIOR CD from 2008, NEAL SMITH takes KILLSMITH TWO to a new level of hard hitting rock music.
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