Latest Show: Tom Petty “Full Moon Fever” 25th anniversary show Medium Rare: Triumph “Just a Game” 35th anniversary w/ Rik, Gil, Mike Enter to Win: Robert Cray autographed Fender guitar Live Track: U2 “Until the End of the World” Easter 2014 Enter to Win: Rush Debut Vinyl Box Set

Latest Show: Tom Petty “Full Moon Fever” 25th anniversary show

Medium Rare: Triumph “Just a Game” 35th anniversary w/ Rik, Gil, Mike

Enter to Win: Robert Cray autographed Fender guitar

Live Track: U2 “Until the End of the World” Easter 2014

Enter to Win: Rush Debut Vinyl Box Set

MEDIUM RARE: Online-only rock interviews

SHOWS AND BLOGS

  • Steely Dan-Aja-Donald Fagen, Walter Becker Announce 2014 Tour

    Steely Dan-Aja-Donald Fagen, Walter Becker Announce 2014 Tour

    Those two purveyors of progressive pop, rock, and jazz in Steely Dan, singer/piano player Donald Fagen and guitarist Walter Becker, return this Summer in concert with a  hipster-cool evening of music.Check out the dates and cities below while listening to Donald and Walter discuss  Aja,  such a high water mark in latter day 20th century Continue Reading
  • Tom Petty-Full Moon Fever 25th Anniversary

    Tom Petty-Full Moon Fever 25th Anniversary

    Prior to this conversation, the last time I had interviewed Tom Petty had been in Dallas in the Fall 1987 when he and the Heartbreakers had toured supporting Bob Dylan. Petty had his first wife and daughters with him on the tour because they were quite literally homeless after an arsonist had set fire to Continue Reading
  • Lynyrd Skynyrd-Second Helping 40th Anniversary-Gary Rossington,Ed King

    Lynyrd Skynyrd-Second Helping 40th Anniversary-Gary Rossington,Ed King

    Sure, the Lynyrd Skynyrd legend inevitably circles back to their first album Pronounced and the epic “Free Bird”, but don’t let revisionist history fool you: this April 1974 follow-up, Second Helping, is the incredibly strong album which busted them wide open, & not just because of the rebel singalong “Sweet Home Alabama”. Just look at Continue Reading
  • KISS-Best Of-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons

    KISS-Best Of-Rock & Roll Hall of Fame-Paul Stanley, Gene Simmons

    There are a flurry of new developments in the now forty year saga of KISS, and regardless of whether you think the frottage foursome are rock gods or demons doesn’t change the fact that a complete catalog reissue series on vinyl is underway; a forty song double CD Best Of KISS is coming to commemorate Continue Reading
  • Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th Anniversary pt 2 w/Elton,Bernie Taupin

    Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th Anniversary pt 2 w/Elton,Bernie Taupin

    This is the conclusion of the interviews with Sir Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin on the fortieth anniversary of the blockbuster double album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road, which includes a segment on the remake of “Candle in the Wind ’97″, the biggest-selling recording in history. Photo left of Elton John performing last week in Continue Reading
  • Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th Anniversary-Elton,Bernie Taupin

    Elton John-Goodbye Yellow Brick Road 40th Anniversary-Elton,Bernie Taupin

    With Elton John and lyricist Bernie Taupin, this double album masterpiece is a virtual greatest hits package unto itself with “Funeral for a Friend/Love Lies Bleeding”,”Goodbye Yellow Brick Road”, “Bennie and the Jets”,”Saturday Night’s All Right for Fighting”,”Harmony”, and the original “Candle in the Wind”. Ranked at #91 on Rolling Stone magazines Top 500 Albums Continue Reading
  • Bad Company-Desolation Angels 35th Anniversary-Paul Rodgers,Mick Ralphs,Simon Kirke

    Bad Company-Desolation Angels 35th Anniversary-Paul Rodgers,Mick Ralphs,Simon Kirke

    Five years after their 1974 debut album made them a “super group”, there was real concern that Bad Company had augered in with a collective faceplant due to a dearth of strong material and sheer exhaustion from a non-stop cycle of recording and touring. After three consecutive million-sellers in as many years, the British foursome Continue Reading
  • Supertramp-Breakfast in America 35th Anniversary-Roger Hodgson

    Supertramp-Breakfast in America 35th Anniversary-Roger Hodgson

    On the eve of Supertramp‘s international blockbuster Breakfast in America 35 years ago, none of us outside the Brit ex-pat band’s tight inner circle living in suburban Los Angeles had any reason to see it coming. Sure, their U.S. label patiently had given them the time to cook up something popular over the course of Continue Reading
  • Pink Floyd-The Division Bell 20th Anniversary-David Gilmour,Nick Mason

    Pink Floyd-The Division Bell 20th Anniversary-David Gilmour,Nick Mason

     Listening to this interview, one of the last ever with the late gentle and fragile original Pink Floyd keyboard player Richard Wright, you would have no indication of the circumstances under which we had this conversation. In mid-March 1994 I had been driven to a decommissioned Air Force base in the California desert at dusk, where Continue Reading
  • Police-Outlandos d’Amour 35th Anniversary-Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland

    Police-Outlandos d’Amour 35th Anniversary-Sting, Andy Summers, Stewart Copeland

    “Outlandos d’Amour has a certain grotesque, naive charm about it,” Sting confesses in this week’s 35th anniversary rockumentary about the Police debut,”but Regatta de Blanc was infinitely a much better record.” He was absolutely correct, of course, but it was due simply to his, Police drummer Stewart Copeland‘s, and guitarist Andy Summers‘ lack of experience Continue Reading