Sir George Martin 1926-2016

Sir George Martin is a cherished gentle giant of 20th century Western culture. I cannot think of any person who was more influential, or more revered, in music. Universally loved and irreplaceable, I'm afraid. His next gig is out of this world…
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Van Halen- 5150- Eddie & Alex Van Halen, Michael Anthony, Sammy Hagar

In 1985,the shock of David Lee Roth's announcement that he was leaving the lead singer slot of America's most popular band ,Van Halen, was equaled (but not eclipsed)by the band's announcement that multi-platinum rocker Sammy Hagar had agreed to fill the role.How did that musical merger happen?...(more)
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Alice Cooper- Love It to Death-Killer

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Heart- Dreamboat Annie- Ann & Nancy Wilson

If there is a real-life Cinderella story in rock , this is it.Talk about "indie credibility"?These ladies wrote the book . When Heart's 1976 debut Dreamboat Annie was released in Spring 1976 on tiny Canadian label Mushroom Records, it was simply because not one major U.S.label was interested...(more)

Eagles Co-Founder Glenn Frey Dies at 67

Glenn Frey, a founding member, singer, songwriter and guitarist of the Eagles, has died. The band confirmed the news on Monday (Jan. 18) with a statement on its website."Glenn fought a courageous battle for the past several weeks but, sadly,…
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Peter Frampton Comes Alive

Peter Frampton interview In the Studio for "Frampton Comes Alive"
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Rush 1985 Model Fully Loaded with Power Windows- Geddy Lee, Alex Lifeson

Somehow Toronto's Rock and Roll Hall of Famers Rush have managed to maintain non-controversial low profiles, both individually and collectively, for the entire length of a prodigious forty-five year career ( which is no minor feat) while simultaneously…
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Beatles #1 Songs pt two-Paul McCartney

Part two of the Beatles 1+ sellers including "Lady Madonna","Hey Jude","Get Back","Something","Come Together","Let It Be", and "The Long and Winding Road". Paul McCartney hosts part two, and additional comments from my interviews with the late…
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Beatles #1+ pt one-Paul McCartney

Paul McCartney retraces the Beatles with Redbeard from Liverpool to the stage of the Ed Sullivan Show fifty years ago, writing music history with every #1 song including "Love Me Do","She Loves You","I Want to Hold Your Hand","Can't Buy Me Love","Hard…
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Queen-The Game- Brian May, Roger Taylor

By the Summer 1980 release of "The Game", "There was a time there, about three seconds, when we were the biggest band in the world", chuckles Queen guitarist/ songwriter Brian May...