It won’t be long before Santa Claus is coming to town, and this year he visits Chicago first while you get the present! We’re making a list, checking it twice, and if your address ain’t naughty, then that’ll be nice, so North American residents are eligible, but you need to enter the drawing below before […]
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This weekend Eric Clapton‘s Crossroads Guitar Festival comes full circle back to Dallas Texas where the first one was held ( Cotton Bowl 2004 ). Just some of the players scheduled to appear: Billy Gibbons, Bonnie Raitt, Buddy Guy, Gary Clark jr, Jeff Beck, Jimmie Vaughan, Joe Walsh, Peter Frampton, Robert Cray, Sheryl Crow, Sonny […]
For their 50th anniversary Chicago co-founder Robert Lamm with Redbeard “In the Studio” for Chicago Transit Authority pt 2.
“Chicago Transit Authority” marks the fiftieth ( ! ) anniversary of the juggernaut Chicago!!! This interview with Robert Lamm is part 1 of 2.
Chicago “VII” 45th anniversary In the Studio with composer Robert Lamm.
Styx here live in blues legend Willie Dixon‘s recording studio at 2120 Michigan Avenue, the site of the original Chess Records, back in 2004 laying down a soul-infused reading of Tommy Shaw‘s working class musical manifesto “Blue Collar Man”. The song and the Styx album on which it originally appeared, Pieces of Eight , mark […]
“Who are these guys?” was still the admiring rhetorical question floating about the music world when Chicago II came out only a year after the other “Chicago Seven” had stunned the rock world in 1969 with the most popular double album debut in history, Chicago Transit Authority . Like the first, Chicago II was so […]
It hit American Top 40 radio fifty years ago like a thunderclap. When I heard both Chicago powerhouses WLS and WCFL play “Whole Lotta Love” by Led Zeppelin in Fall 1969, it changed my life and forged the template for hard rock/ heavy metal for half a century. Jimmy Page and Robert Plant join me […]
More accurately this Boz Scaggs interview falls under “Ultra Rare”, as the Dallas Texas native, long residing in the San Francisco Bay wine country, has led one of the more private lives in contemporary music. Part one details his journey out of Texas as a sideman with Dallas schoolmate Steve Miller in Chicago, then San […]
Two titans of rock’s last half century, Eric Clapton and Steve Winwood, join me In the Studio to explore the days surrounding the brief Blind Faith , a #1-seller in both their native UK as well as America. Until recently the two friends chose not to talk much about the short-lived Blind Faith experience. Maybe […]