Kansas

Kansas

Kansas Quick Links

News Video RSS

Kansas Drummer Phil Ehart Recalls Band's Formation


Kansas

Drummer Phil Ehart of American rock band Kansas maintains that it was he who first brought the original band members together back in 1973, in a forthcoming documentary entitled 'Miracles Out of Nowhere'.

For the first ten years of their union, Kansas was made up of Phil Ehart, lead vocalist Steve Walsh, guitarist Richard Williams, violinist Robbie Steinhardt, guitarist/keyboardist Kerry Livgren and bassist Dave Hope, releasing no less than seven albums as a group - three of which went Platinum in the US. While Phil himself remains modest of his work creating the band, he admits it was him who 'made the phone calls'.

'I had something in mind', he revealed. 'I really knew the guys that I wanted to play with. The first person I called was Steve and the next day I called Rich.' Between Phil and Rich, they both decided that Dave was the best person for the bassist position, but Phil was eager to bring in another impressive musician that he had not yet introduced himself to. 'I remember being in Lawrence, Kansas and seeing [Robbie] playing and singing and I just thought that is a guy that I need to be in a band with', he recalls. 'I've never seen anybody else like that guy.'

Continue reading: Kansas Drummer Phil Ehart Recalls Band's Formation

Kansas Find A New Singer To Replace Steve Walsh


Kansas

Former Shooting Star Band frontman Ronnie Platt will replace Steve Walsh in Kansas after the singer walks away from the Dust In The Wind hitmakers following a final gig next month (Aug14).

Walsh announced his decision to leave the band earlier this month (Jul14), and his bandmates haven't wasted any time in finding their next singer.

Platt's first show with the band will be in Oklahoma on 12 September (14).

Continue reading: Kansas Find A New Singer To Replace Steve Walsh

Kansas Star Steve Walsh Unexpectedly Quits Band


Kansas

Longtime Kansas star Steve Walsh has stunned fans by announcing his decision to quit the classic rock group.

Walsh will be making his final performance with the band at a Sioux City show in Iowa on 16 August (14).

In an emailed statement to Melodic Rock magazine, the singer, who has been a part of Kansas on and off since 1973, writes, "Sometimes, I had to pinch myself just to make sure I wasn’t dreaming that at my age I was still playing in a great band in front of great fans.

Continue reading: Kansas Star Steve Walsh Unexpectedly Quits Band

Insane Clown Posse 'Worst Band Ever'


Insane Clown Posse Michael Bolton Vanilla Ice Shaggy Eminem Kenny G Kansas Lee Greenwood Air Supply

Insane Clown Posse are the world's worst musical artists, according to BLENDER magazine's controversial poll.

Beating out top 10 contenders including Michael Bolton and Vanilla Ice, the CHICKEN HUNTIN' rap rockers have been branded the worst band ever for their contributions to the music world.

The publication justifies its choice by explaining, "Two trailer-trash types who wear face paint, pretend to be a street gang and drench cult devotees in cheap soda called FAYGO, VIOLENT J and Shaggy 2 DOPE are more notorious for their beef with Eminem (who pistol-whipped an ICP homey in 2001) than their ham-fisted rap-rock music."

Continue reading: Insane Clown Posse 'Worst Band Ever'

Kansas

Kansas Quick Links

News Video RSS
Artists
Actors
    Filmmakers
      Artists
      Bands
        Musicians
          Artists
          Celebrities
             
              Artists
              Interviews
                musicians & bands in the news
                  actors & filmmakers in the news
                    celebrities in the news

                      Go Back in Time using our News archive to see what happened on a particular day in the past.