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Rush Finally On The Cover Of Rolling Stone Magazine!!!!

Wow. It would seem that I am either dreaming or that Hell has frozen over twice because now the music publication reading world can find the amazing Rush on the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine in their June issue for this music year 2015. When I saw it on the stands I had to admit that I thought I was seeing things but quickly realized that I was not when I remembered how KISS was also featured early last year. Here’s a refresher if you’ve forgotten that CLICK ME.

Cover - Rush on Rolling Stone - 2015

PiercingMetal Thoughts:
I don’t really have much to say on the matter here outside of sharing the cover with you all. I don’t actually think I’ll be picking up the issue because even though I do love the band, I am not as compelled with their presence in things as much as I am for the likes of KISS related anything. I think it’s great for Rolling Stone to finally feature such a band on the cover and in a feature article after they have been around for 40 years. Kudos to them on their decision to celebrate the bands career at a time when it seems like they will be slowing down their touring and recording activity. Speaking personally, I never needed Rolling Stone to tell me what I should be paying mind to and that is why so many bands that I enjoy will never ever see a cover here. Judas Priest has never once adorned the cover while fictional space villain Darth Vader has been on three of them. For most of my music listening years, Rock has never been something that Rolling Stone raised a glass to and one can likely agree with that when they hear how Madonna had been on no less than 20 covers, which is four more than the legendary Jimi Hendrix got. So yeah if you love Rush go grab an issue of this and if you don’t want to put money into this magazines pocket just peruse a copy in the bookstore, library or doctors office or find it online. Most Rock fans don’t need this publication to tell them that Rush is awesome as they often realize this after the first listen. That’s all I have to say on this one.

Official Website: http://www.rush.com
Official Website: http://www.rollingstone.com

KISS Finally On The Cover Of Rolling Stone Magazine!!!!

Do not be alarmed. This is not a drill nor an early April Fool’s Day joke, but KISS (our absolute favorite band here at the PiercingMetal Command HQ) is finally gracing the cover of Rolling Stone Magazine after being in existence for forty years. Check out the cover below.

Magazine - KISS on Rolling Stone - 2014

PiercingMetal Thoughts: This is a classic lineup photo from I guess around 1975 and features the original four founding members (Gene Simmons, Paul Stanley, Peter Criss and Ace Frehley). The article is entitled “KISS Forever: 40 Years of Feuds and Fury” so I guess we will get a little more insight about the pitfalls and dealings with the former members of the lineup and how it affected the band on the whole. A good bit of that has already been published as “Nothin’ To Lose” which is a worthwhile tome for sure for your KISS library. As you might have already known, KISS is finally being inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame after being eligible for inclusion for sixteen years. Now while I don’t much care about The Rock Halls “status” I am happy to know that KISS is heading into it for the fans that this omission was killing. I’ll close this brief narrative up now as I’m off to the newsstand to get myself a copy of this issue of Rolling Stone. A statement that I have not made in a very, very, very long time 🙂

Official Website: http://www.kissonline.com
Official Website: http://www.rollingstone.com