One of the most endearing things about Foreigner founder and beating heart to this day, Mick Jones, is that he has never been coy or clever in trying to hide his inspirations or aspirations for the band. Case in point is the song “Blue Morning, Blue Day” from the Summer 1978 second Foreigner album Double […]
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Scorpions lead singer Klaus Meine with some good advice on Fathers Day.
Fathers Day is a big one for Rod Stewart.
The first decade of Jethro Tull‘s half century which we explored here last week, occupying that musical territory only big enough for itself, where ancient-sounding heath-covered acoustic numbers combined with sprawling progressive rock, fitting neatly with the debut This Was to Heavy Horses ten years later. Jethro Tull and its singer/ songwriter/ flautist Ian […]
We all know how powerful first impressions are. So regardless of the thirty years that it has been since we first met for a live Q102 Dallas/ Ft.Worth radio interview on the occasion of the release of her debut Melissa Etheridge in May 1988, the image of the diminutive singer standing across from me in […]
At least indirectly, we have the Beatles’ Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band in 1967 as inspiration for the Simon and Garfunkel masterpiece Bookends the following year, according to long tall tenor Art Garfunkel here In the Studio. Certainly not in songs or sounds per se, but Art explains that Sgt Pepper… established the album […]
While not completely copping to the charge by the late music writer Timothy White that the previously unknown success of Bob Seger‘s 1976 album Night Moves was giving Bob “platinum paranoia”on the followup Stranger in Town , Seger did admit to me,”There were certain tracks that gave us fits. ‘Brave Strangers’ was one, actually. […]
“They didn’t like me nose, me clothes, or me hair!” says Rod Stewart of his first record company audition in London, which makes a charming basis for the song “Can’t Stop Me Now” on our encore presentation of the 2013 album Time . Blame Buddy Holly, Bob Dylan, and the Beatles. Before them, Artist and […]
New York City residents go to great lengths of time and expense to avoid, or at least mitigate, standing in line for the basics of living in one of the most densely populated cities in the world. That knowledge only serves to underscore the fact that thousands stood in extremely long lines recently in a […]
Rolling Stone magazine is reporting that Fleetwood Mac has fired singer/ guitarist/ songwriter Lindsey Buckingham over disagreements arising from their upcoming tour. Buckingham is such a huge contributor to the supergroup’s sound since 1975 that his roles will be filled by two of the finest musicians available, Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers guitarist/ songwriter/ producer […]