Lou Reed focuses on his second post-Velvet Underground album,”Transformer” containing the Top 20 alterna-hit “Walk on the Wild Side”. Rolling Stone magazine writers rank “Transformer” at #192 on their Top 500 All Time list
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How then do we explain Creedence Clearwater Revival and their five hit albums in three years, leaving the best for July 1970’s “Cosmo’s Factory” , all written, arranged, produced, and sung solely by John Fogerty fifty years ago? Enjoy my very rare classic rock interview.
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.
In memoriam : More Echoes “In the Studio”, pt 2 with rare interviews with fallen rockers Lou Reed, Bon Scott, Rick Wright, Malcolm Young, George Harrison, David Bowie
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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 […]