“Who are these guys?” was still the admiring rhetorical question floating about the music world when Chicago II came out January 10, 1970 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 […]
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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 […]
Eligible for Hall of Fame induction for twenty-two years, Styx has continued to be one of the top touring ticket sellers year after year to this day, continued to record and release spectacular high-concept high-tech rock such as 2017’s The Mission , yet surprisingly been unable to conjure up even a single nomination for Rock Hall of Fame consideration.
A farewell to Rush drummer/ lyricist Neil Peart
If you have not listened to the Guess Who‘s January 1970 classic American Woman since two presidential impeachments ago, I predict you will be amazed at how strong the songs were, such as “No Sugar Tonight“; how environmentally aware lyricist/ gifted singer Burton Cummings was on “New Mother Nature” and “Hand Me Down World”; and […]
Grand Funk fiftieth anniversary with Mark Farner and Don Brewer.