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Boston-Tom Scholz,the late Brad Delp

In the Summer of 1975, a year before releasing what quickly became the biggest selling debut album in music history, the band Boston did not even exist . A year later Tom Scholz's seven year basement tapes would emerge out of nowhere to re-write the record books on popularity and profits ...(more)
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Foreigner- 4- Mick Jones, Lou Gramm

Just a few short weeks after the July 1981 release of their fourth album _4_, Foreigner was set to open their American tour in Memphis where I led the #1-rated radio station ROCK 103. Foreigner founder/songwriter/ guitarist Mick Jones  agreed…
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Steve Miller- Complete Greatest Hits

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)
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Steve Miller- Fly Like an Eagle

During our interview, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Steve Miller reminded me that when Fly Like an Eagle  came out in 1976, it contained such a wealth of great songs of varying styles, thoughtfully  and seamlessly sequenced, that my FM radio…

Sir George Martin 1926-2016

Sir George Martin is a cherished gentle giant of 20th century Western culture. I cannot think of any person who was more influential, or more revered, in music. Universally loved and irreplaceable, I'm afraid. His next gig is out of this world…
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Van Halen- 5150- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar

In 1985,the shock of David Lee Roth's announcement that he was leaving the lead singer slot of America's most popular band ,Van Halen, was equaled (but not eclipsed)by the band's announcement that multi-platinum rocker Sammy Hagar had agreed to fill the role.How did that musical merger happen?...(more)
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Alice Cooper- Love It to Death-Killer

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Heart- Dreamboat Annie- Ann & Nancy Wilson

If there is a real-life Cinderella story in rock , this is it.Talk about "indie credibility"?These ladies wrote the book . When Heart's 1976 debut Dreamboat Annie was released in Spring 1976 on tiny Canadian label Mushroom Records, it was simply because not one major U.S.label was interested...(more)

Eagles Co-Founder Glenn Frey Dies at 67

Glenn Frey, a founding member, singer, songwriter and guitarist of the Eagles, has died. The band confirmed the news on Monday (Jan. 18) with a statement on its website."Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly,…
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Peter Frampton "Comes Alive" 40th Anniversary

Peter Frampton's double concert album Frampton Comes Alive  released in January 1976 was so phenomenally successful, and his resultant fame so widespread, that it is hard to remember a time when he wasn't a household name. I remember clearly…