In the conclusion to my all-new interview focusing on his brilliant all-instrumental album “Frampton Forgets the Words”, delightful conversationalist Peter Frampton picks one of my favorite Stevie Wonder chestnuts to interpret, “I Don’t Know Why”, and explains to us how Motown, “The Sound of Young America”, was in fact even bigger in his home country the UK than here; rocks out with his band on Lenny Kravitz’s “Are You Gonna Go My Way”; reveals his lifelong brotherly love for David Bowie; and much more in this part two.
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Like David Bowie did five years before and Sting would repeat five years later, Dire Straits’ October 1980 third release “Making Movies” is Mark Knopfler’s unabashedly “Big Apple” album through the eyes of an Englishman in New York who had grown up an ocean away on Hemingway, Kerouac, Ginsberg, and Bob Dylan.
When Peter Frampton announced in 2019 that his diagnosis with a progressive neuromuscular disease would necessitate his final goodbye tour then, no one was more concerned than me. But as you will hear in this new interview about Peter Frampton’s new album, “Frampton Forgets the Words” , he has miraculously found inspiration in making every day be as meaningful, productive, and rewarding as possible.
Fifty years ago,”Love It to Death” in March 1971 may have been the the third album by the band Alice Cooper, but that doesn’t change the fact that nobody bought the first two. By December of that same year, EVERYBODY had heard “I’m Eighteen” off of Love It to Death , and Alice Cooper had written and recorded a soon-to-be-classic additional full album, Killer .And it was
Queen’s Brian May and Roger Taylor In the Studio with Redbeard on the 30th anniversary of “Innuendo”, Freddie Mercury’s final album, which Rolling Stone magazine called “Queen’s last masterpiece.”
“Bohemian Rhapsody” is only the first volume of the four and a half decade Queen saga whose final chapter is being writ large in real time across North America this summer…
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
After World War II the worldwide success of The Beatles, Rolling Stones, The Who, The Kinks, Cream, and a bit later Led Zeppelin all had a profoundly positive effect on the British self-esteem. All of these predecessors of Def Leppard were almost entirely influenced musically by the blues, rhythm and blues, and soul music of […]
One of Britain’s most beloved party bands this side of The Faces, Mott the Hoople, is still revered there with sold-out tours, and we were so fortunate to have Mott main man Ian Hunter join me In the Studio.
In February 1973 when Alice Cooper’s sixth album “Billion Dollar Babies” went #1 sales, we all thought that Marshall McLuhan, Andy Warhol, and Alice Cooper were being facetious with their hyperbolic predictions about electronic fame’s impact on society. We laughed then, but as it turns out, the joke’s on us…