Lou Reed was one of the most formative interviews in my career precisely because his brutal honesty made it so challenging. I could not help but notice that, in his role as host/inteviewer on the cable television series Spectacle, Elvis Costello was literally star-struck when interviewing Lou Reed, who along with John Cale co-founded the […]
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This week in 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s veritable hits package Cosmo’s Factory would start a nine week run at #1 ! With his highly-anticipated autobiography Fortunate Son, Hall of Fame American music legend John Fogerty returned In the Studio for the timeless iconic album by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cosmo’s Factory. This was miraculously the fourth […]
In memoriam: Echoes In the Studio, pt 2.
AC/DC Bryan Adams Aerosmith Bad Company Band,The Beatles Pat Benatar Black Crowes Black Sabbath Bon Jovi Boston Jackson Browne David Bowie Byrds Cars Cheap Trick Chicago Eric Clapton Joe Cocker Phil Collins Alice Cooper Cream Creedence Clearwater Revival Crosby,Stills,Nash Damn Yankees Deep Purple Def Leppard Dire Straits Don Henley Doobie Brothers Doors Eagles Steve Earle […]
Eddie Money’s sojourn with his most popular album Can’t Hold Back took him from the top of the charts thirty years ago with “Take Me Home Tonight” back to the hospital where his drug overdose six years earlier had paralyzed his leg. “The first time I heard ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ on the radio I was doing the dishes in rehab,” Eddie tells us incredulously. “I said to myself, ‘What’s wrong with this picture?’ “
The Cars peel out in April for a reserved parking spot at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
During our interview,Steve Miller reminded me that ,when Fly Like an Eagle came out 40 years ago,it contained such a wealth of great songs of varying styles,thoughtfully sequenced seamlessly,that I and my FM radio deejay brethren used to play entire sides of it(back when albums had sides) on the radio,uninterrupted…(more)