The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame finally employed some “affirmative action” this year with the induction of progressive rock icon YES, a band whose family tree has enormous branches.
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Paul McCartney returns for “Flowers in the Dirt” In the Studio #1500 with Redbeard !
Chuck Berry has died at age 90.
Over the decades I’ve had countless famous musicians claim that rock & roll had become their life ,but only John Kay of Steppenwolf and the members of The Scorpions knew that playing rock music could COST them their lives…
Ironic then that this “underground radio” raw , gritty , electrified three-man army would six years later be labeled a Top 40 singles band. Grand Funk sold out New York City’s massive Shea Stadium in 48 hours – ten times faster than The Beatles …(more)
…a trifecta of revitalized rock beginning with 1977’s Sleepwalker & 1978’s Misfits. Recently knighted Sir Ray Davies joins me…
If the Big Star story warrants box sets and a documentary film, then the saga of Badfinger surely deserves a full-blown mini-series.
Metallica (affectionately known as “The Black Album” in the same way The Beatles had been dubbed “The White Album”), Metallica’s birthday boy lead guitarist Kirk Hammett (18th) and lead throat James Hetfield show how the band sits atop the family tree of hard rock/heavy metal evolution.
This is not the first time in the band’s forty-five years that Aerosmith has been on hiatus, so I found co-leader guitarist/songwriter Joe Perry in his Boneyard Studio for this classic rock interview to discuss the challenges of maintaining the same personnel over the long career arc of this seminal American band. Redbeard: Joe, there […]
In 1976 when Tales of Mystery and Imagination was released, even working behind the scenes as a recording engineer with such world-changers as the Beatles and progressive rock titans Pink Floyd could actually land you a recording contract yourself. ” Basically he signed a blank tape,” Alan Parsons chuckles about 20th Century Records President Russ […]