When he spearheaded the original VHS release of The Doors Live at the Hollyood Bowl in 1987, the late Ray Manzarek did our first interview together in Dallas at Q102 prior to a premiere event. Afterwards Manzarek graciously invited me to his hotel suite where we continued our conversation in private. He was such a good storyteller that […]
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The Doors knew it then in 1967, and boy do we know it today fifty years later, too. Strange Days was released barely nine months after The Doors’ debut opened up a meteoric new star in the rock galaxy, and if anything the tune stack is even more satisfying: “You’re Lost Little Girl”, “Love Me […]
The top 10 list of rock game-changing debut albums is short but breathtaking. Among them : Are You Experienced? , Led Zeppelin 1 , Music from Big Pink , Ramones , Please Please Me , Never Mind the Bollocks …(more)
In this classic rock interview with Doors co-founder/ keyboardist Ray Manzarek, we find that the dream of the 1967 Summer of Love, embodied by The Doors’ “Light My Fire“, had by 1971 run headlong into the reality of Richard Nixon’s America. Lead singer Jim Morrison had been arrested and eventually charged with lewdness at a […]
In Summer 1970 the double disc set Absolutely Live was the first in-concert release by The Doors. At the time the Los Angeles-based band of (l to r) guitarist Robbie Krieger, keyboardist Ray Manzarek, drummer John Densmore, and singer Jim Morrison were easily one of the most successful American bands, with a string of five Top […]
Redbeard rocks St Patty’s Day!
Bryan Adams interview to mark the 35th anniversary of his breakthrough album “Cuts Like a Knife” from January 1983
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 […]
Redbeard rocks the solar eclipse with this custom playlist!
In memoriam pt 3: Echoes In the Studio, the voices of & tributes to fallen classic rockers.