The story of Collective Soul emerged a little more than twenty-five years ago from the basement of Stockbridge Georgia songwriter Ed Roland‘s parent’s basement. It is not the first time that a song demo such as “Shine” was recorded at home by an aspiring songwriter, only to escape and then find itself in search of […]
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The Cars peel out on the fortieth anniversary of their debut for a reserved parking spot at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame!
Elton John created quite a buzz announcing his retirement from live performance by simultaneously cushioning the considerable blow with news of a massive final tour. Tickets are already on sale for the Farewell Yellow Brick Road Tour which claims an unprecedented three hundred performances ( I know, I checked, it’s not a typo ). Who […]
When you are as talented, top-heavy with songwriters, and as hard working as Journey was from 1978 to 1983, a lot can happen in five years. You see, it was only five years time after their fourth album, Infinity, broke the band until the deepest part of Winter, February 1983, when the San Francisco-based American […]
This interview is a real treat because you will hear Aerosmith lifers Steven Tyler, Joe Perry, and Tom Hamilton reminiscing about pre-Aerosmith hopes and dreams forty-five years ago on the eve of their debut release; not fitting in and “feeling like an outcast”; playing in rival bands, digging on English British Invasion bands like the […]
When I casually run the list in my head of the most significant debut albums in rock history (The Doors, Are You Experienced, Please Please Me, Van Halen, Led Zeppelin 1, Boston, Chicago Transit Authority, Appetite for Destruction, My Generation, Never Mind the Bollocks, Mr Tambourine Man, The Ramones ) invariably I forget to include Can’t […]
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 […]
The fact that you think you know the story behind Aerosmith‘s fabled phoenix-like resurrection thirty years ago with Permanent Vacation is due in great part to several things, 1) the zealous publicity from then-new manager Tim Collins utilizing the clout of music mogul David Geffen’s record label, plus 2) the prime years of MTV. But […]
Men At Work managed to occupy the peak slot in America for 15 weeks. The songs “Who Can It Be Now?” and “Down Under” followed the Business As Usual debut album from Men At Work to #1 sales for all three in the U.S., something never before done by a rookie band, not even the Beatles.
Debut release Foreigner containing such big hits as “Feels Like the First Time” and “Cold As Ice” became the fastest-selling debut album in Atlantic Records’ long storied history.