In 1965 when Newsweek described the Rolling Stones’ “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” as “…the five notes that shook the world…”, maybe it should have included an asterisk, “*Except Cuba”…
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Writing on AllMusic.com, one of our most trusted rock writers Richie Unterberger refers to the Rolling Stones‘ 1967 album Their Satanic Majesties Request as “… a fascinating anomaly in the group’s discography.” Four significant things occurred to explain in part why the follow up in late 1968, Beggars Banquet, sounds so completely different: 1) Stones […]
“You live long enough and you all will get there. If you’re lucky, ” chuckled his band mate Keith Richards in my most recent Rolling Stones interview. As impossible as it may seem to those of us who still recall the actual moment in 1965 when we first heard “I Can’t Get No Satisfaction” on […]
“Miss You” by the Rolling Stones hits #1 in the US in August 1978.
“They were pretty normal, actually, for a rock’n’roll band,” says Mick Taylor laconically In the Studio, who at the age of 21 replaced Rolling Stones founding guitarist Brian Jones in July 1969 in front an estimated quarter million fans in London’s Hyde Park. “Even though they were incredibly popular and had lots of hit records, […]
In February 1973 Alice Cooper‘s sixth album Billion Dollar Babies was released, eventually going to the #1 sales perch in both the US and UK. Forty-five years ago, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were being facetious with their hyperbolic predictions about electronic fame’s impact on society. We laughed then, […]
With the sad passing in April of namesake guitarist John “J.” Geils, it is only fitting that we throw down a J Geils Band house party of sound comprised of their back-to-back two most popular studio albums of the ’70s. Music writers loved this Boston-based jump blues band for several reasons, not least of which […]
Joe Satriani interview on “Surfing with the Alien”.
Giving the Los Angeles Fire Marshall fits, the band of gypsies led by Alice Cooper known as the Hollywood Vampires really didn’t need that pyro performance near the end of the 58th Grammy Awards telecast, because the frontline of Alice Cooper, Grammy telecast MVP guitarist Joe Perry, and actor and legit guitarist Johnny Depp brought […]
Normally we reserve this feature to live performances that have been recorded and/or produced by Redbeard, but we make an exception here for several reasons. First, it is the Rolling Stones on their “Fifty (and Counting…) ” tour which is unprecedented for a rock and roll band. Additionally, the London Hyde Park performances of 6 […]