Listening to four decades of Moody Blues music distilled back-to-back, it’s surprising how consistent their musical vision has remained regardless of musical trend or fashion , and singer/songwriter/guitarist Justin Hayward modestly acknowledges that critics either love them or crucify them for it.
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The Cars chief mechanic Ric Ocasek did a masterful job adjusting the timing so that the 40th anniversary of The Cars debut album would allow the band to cruise into a permanent parking space at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Before attending the induction ceremony, Ocasek details the formation of The Cars and […]
Four of the millions of people who purchased this week’s feature album include David, an environmental geologist father of two; his wife Carol, a petroleum engineer who runs her own oil/gas exploration company; Dan, a folk artist and state park ranger; and Allen, president of a large Dallas law firm. What do they share in […]
…(cont) every headline before and since the cancer-related premature death of blues-rock phenomenon Jeff Healey March 2, 2008 has included the qualifier “blind guitarist” , as if Healey’s mind-blowing facility and unique technique on the instrument,his more-than-competent rich vocals,his uncanny choice of material,and Jeff’s wicked ultra-dry sense of humor were less defining of the man than his inability to read the drive-through menu at Taco Bell…(more)
From our vantage point today thiry-five years on, there is all of this revisionist history as if there were these high expectations in March 1983 for Dublin quartet U2 and their third album, War then, when in actuality all we had seen in America were these two flashes of brilliance, “I Will Follow” and […]
For American Black History Month…Living Colour live”Cult of Personality” Electric Lady Studio NYC 1990
To continue celebrating American Black History Month here In The Studio, I’m reminded of the definition of rock and roll as told to me by Mr. “Blue Suede Shoes” himself , the late Carl Perkins , ” The Blues and Country and Western had a baby , and they called it Rock’n’Roll .” Seeing as we were in Nashville at the time , Perkins could easily have laid it all at the toe-tapping feet of Hank Williams , a rebel Nashville outsider without whom rock simply would not exist …(more)
This is the conclusion of the two-part History of Southern Rock , a labor of love that captures the heart and soul of the musicians who long ago made it possible someday in 2018 to watch Chris Stapleton and Sturgill Simpson perform “Midnight Train to Memphis” on Saturday Night Live. Listen to the story from the […]
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 […]