The late Lou Reed was one of the most formative interviews in my career precisely because his brutal honesty made it so challenging. I could not help but notice that, in his role as host/inteviewer on the cable television series Spectacle, Elvis Costello was literally star-struck when interviewing Lou Reed, who along with John Cale […]
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The mind-boggling hat trick in 1969 where “Bayou Country”, “Green River”, and “Willy & the Poor Boys” albums were all released by Creedence Clearwater Revival in a 13-month period. John Fogerty is my guest In the Studio.
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 […]
Foreigner founder/ songwriter/ guitarist Mick Jones became so overcome with emotion when I played “Waiting for a Girl Like You” during our radio interview that Mick walked out of the ROCK 103 studio and disappeared, before later regaining his composure and resuming.
This week in 1970, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s veritable hits package Cosmo’s Factory would start a nine week run at #1 ! With his highly-anticipated autobiography Fortunate Son, Hall of Fame American music legend John Fogerty returned In the Studio for the timeless iconic album by Creedence Clearwater Revival, Cosmo’s Factory. This was miraculously the fourth […]
In memoriam: Echoes In the Studio, pt 2.
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The Cars’ co-founder inger/songwriter Ric Ocasek has died, 75.
Eddie Money’s sojourn with his most popular album Can’t Hold Back took him from the top of the charts with “Take Me Home Tonight” back to the hospital where his drug overdose six years earlier had paralyzed his leg. “The first time I heard ‘Take Me Home Tonight’ on the radio I was doing the dishes in rehab,” Eddie tells us incredulously. “I said to myself, ‘What’s wrong with this picture?’ “
When entities outside of the rock world try to define it, I usually hold my breath and cover my eyes, but in 2008 the folks at Time- Life did a pretty impressive job collecting hard rock genre-defining classics from Deep Purple, Whitesnake, KISS, Bad Company, Heart, Judas Priest, Boston, Ted Nugent, and many more […]