After meeting and interviewing Dave Matthews during the 1996 Horde Festival tour just as their second studio album, Crash, was being released, none of the subsequent successes of the Dave Matthews Band since then has surprised me. Sure, the fun-loving good time swing in their first big hit “What Would You Say”, with the Olympian […]
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Irrefutable proof of why Tom Scholz of the band Boston had to move from his apartment house in Watertown , MA .Turn it up as loud as your gear can go . -Redbeard
Just a few days prior to Christmas 1991 , John Mellencamp was rehearsing his band in his garage, literally, in the snow-covered hills of Central Indiana, in preparation for their upcoming 1992 tour . I was invited to interview him and record the band in rehearsal , thus this performance of “Jack and Diane” is absolutely live , no overdubs . In memory of accordion/keyboard player John Cascella .-Redbeard
Def Leppard lead singer Joe Elliott premieres the band’s concert DVD/2-CD “And There Will be a Next Time”.
With Styx “Renegade” as their theme song, the Pittsburgh Steelers invited the band to sing the National Anthem before kick off of their Sunday Night Football nationally televised game against the Kansas City Chiefs
Original Lynyrd Skynyrd bass player Leon Wilkeson, in what turned out to be his last radio interview. And the late pianist Billy Powell makes a cameo as well…co-founding guitarist Gary Rossington for the band’s pivotal 1976 live album One More From the Road …
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.
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)
Interviews with Woodstock Festival performers David Crosby, Graham Nash, dearly departed Joe Cocker, Marty Balin of the Jefferson Airplane, Grateful Dead’s Bob Weir, Mickey Hart, and Phil Lesh, Creedence Clearwater Revival leader John Fogerty, and Robbie Robertson of The Band. Part 2.
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)