Prior to the Fall 1981 release Freeze Frame , Boston’s J Geils Band had released ten albums while touring relentlessly. Yet the hard-driving jump’n’jiving lead singer Peter Wolf admits that all they really had to show for the effort was half a million dollars in debt….(more)
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J Geils Band on 1981’s “Freeze Frame” included “Flamethrower”,”Centerfold”,”Angel in Blue”, and “Freeze Frame”, it’s just one of America’s most potent bands in new shoes. The ever-quotable kinetic J Geils Band lead singer Peter Wolf is my guest for the fortieth anniversary of Freeze Frame the week of October 18.
Here is a playlist for you featuring freedom as the theme from Bruce Springsteen, Boston, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s John Fogerty, Chicago, Crosby Stills and Nash, Don Henley, Jimi Hendrix, John Mellencamp, Neil Young, Paul Simon, The Rascals, Rush, Styx, The Byrds, and The Who to celebrate red, white, and boom!
Free “Fire and Water/Best Of” In the Studio with Paul Rodgers.
Next week we will share Redbeard’s exclusive interviews from thirty years ago when Tom Petty was holed up in Mike Campbell‘s garage making what would come to be known as Full Moon Fever . Enjoy this live romp with the Heartbreakers on “Free Fallin’ ” from the band’s residency at the Fillmore in San Francisco in […]
Elton John himself confirms here that indeed he and lyricist Bernie Taupin did compose “Philadelphia Freedom” not in 1975 for the US bicentennial the following year, as has been erroneously mythologized for decades, but in fact 1973, twenty years before this spectacular live performance outside Boston during the Walden Woods Benefit at Foxborough Stadium Labor […]
A brand new self-titled Lindsey Buckingham album and tour coming on the fortieth anniversary of his very first solo album,”Law and Order”, are just some of the reasons to share this 2006 deep dive conversation. For two days, Buckingham and I sat in a small windowless room serving as his confessional, his therapeutic safe space, and we did not leave until Lindsey told me his truth about playing the role of Vincent in the real-life Van Gogh soap opera that has been his life and musical career for nearly fifty years.
“Third Stage” Boston comeback album released in September 1986 put up spectacular numbers in popularity, with three Top 20 hits on Billboard including “Cant’cha Say”,”We’re Ready”, and the #1 “Amanda”, all helping to blast the album to #1 sales. Boston bandleader Tom Scholz, my guest, also brought free-agency to the music business.
Bryan Adams sold 16,000,000 copies worldwide of Waking Up the Neighbours since 1991, it starts to take up some real estate on the page. In this week’s classic rock interview, diplomat’s son Bryan reminds us that he had a passport before he had a guitar.
For the thirtieth anniversary of Van Halen ” For Unlawful Carnal Knowledge” , we present an ultra-rare “fly on the wall” listen to the biggest hard rock band in America in 1991. The late Eddie Van Halen, brother Alex, Michael Anthony, and Sammy Hagar had the #1-selling album on the Billboard chart containing “Poundcake”,”Judgment Day, “Runaround”, “Right Now”, and “Top of the World” when we had this lively conversation. This complete interview with all four members has never been heard, & it is now quite historic with the leaving of Sammy Hagar about five years later, & the passing of Eddie Van Halen in 2020.