“Now there are only two things in life, But I forget what they are…” drolly quips John Hiatt during this one-man band version of his “Buffalo River Home”
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If you’ve ever been in a band, you need to listen to this honest, heartwarming, hysterically funny interview with Triumph … 1979 breakthrough Just a Game with the songs “Hold On” and “Lay It on the Line”, plus the even bigger seller Allied Forces with “Magic Power” and “Fight the Good Fight”.
The mid-Eighties was a most difficult time for the titans of rock’s Second Generation. The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Pink Floyd, and The Who were no longer recording, touring, and in some cases even SPEAKING together. Rock’n’roll was officially in full-blown midlife crisis …
So who did the the NFL secure to perform at halftime during the historic 50th All-American Super Bowl, broadcast to over a billion viewers worldwide from San Francisco, a US city with a long rich heritage of musical contributions? Coldplay, the finest innocuous British band money can buy.
The story of Collective Soul emerged twenty-five years ago from the basement of Stockbridge Georgia songwriter and preacher’s son Ed Roland‘s parents’ house. It is not the first time that a song demo such as “Shine” was recorded at home by an aspiring songwriter, only to escape and then find itself in search of a […]
If you had asked any follower of the white hot London music scene in 1969 prior to Emerson, Lake, and Palmer to wager on who would emerge as the most innovative bandleader, the smart money would have been on Jimmy Page’s Led Zeppelin, King Crimson’s Robert Fripp, and the featured soloist fronting a three piece […]
Here is a rare recorded concert performance of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers doing the one-off “Mary Jane’s Last Dance” which did not quite make the 1991 album Into the Great Wide Open and instead was a surprise hit on their Greatest Hits package. Hyperbole warning: in my humble opinion, along with the E Street Band, […]
“Load” from Metallica in 1996. Hear all about it here in a refreshingly honest interview with James Hetfield and Kirk Hammett while you jam “Ain’t My Bitch”, “Until It Sleeps”,”King Nothing”,”Hero of the Day”, and “Bleeding Me” at lease-breaking levels.
Bob Seger and the Silver Bullet Band‘s Live Bullet in Spring 1976 may be the only six million-seller in history which failed to make the Top Thirty in sales when initially released. It would not be until Seger’s breakthrough studio effort Night Moves in October that year, his tenth studio album by then, caused new […]
During our interview,Steve Miller reminded me that ,when Fly Like an Eagle came out 40 years ago,it contained such a wealth of great songs of varying styles,thoughtfully sequenced seamlessly,that I and my FM radio deejay brethren used to play entire sides of it(back when albums had sides) on the radio,uninterrupted…(more)