If you think the songs of composer Jim Steinman are populated by fantastic people and places right out of central casting, they ain’t got nothin’ on the real life sojourn of the 300 pound interior lineman dressed in a prom tuxedo named Marvin Lee Aday from Dallas Texas, aka Meat Loaf. Here is a rare colorful classic rock conversation with the man.
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Happy birthday to the mayor of Mr. Crowe’s neighborhood, Chris Robinson (20th )
Ian Anderson In the Studio for the 21st century sequel to Jethro Tull’s “Thick As a Brick”.
Jethro Tull’s 1972 epic “Thick As a Brick” is the only album in music history to attain #1 sales on Billboard containing only one song…
Maybe one of the reasons that Bruce Springsteen scored his first #1-seller in 1980 for the double album The River is because he had been road-testing some of the material in concert for years, such as this performance of “Independence Day”in 1978.
We have a unique and fascinating appearance In the Studio by The Scorpions to spotlight their 35th anniversary of their biggest album Love at First Sting , featuring the song “Big City Nights” which appeared on that album originally but which translated surprisingly well to their September 2013 unplugged performance in Athens Greece captured on CD […]
The main songwriters/singers/guitarists of Bellingham WA band The Posies, Jon Auer and Ken Stringfellow, spent so much time in Memphis as neo-Big Star members that I think of them as honorary members of that incredibly rich music community. I was pleased when Auer and Stringfellow performed this live acoustic version of the song “Dream All […]
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Louisiana slide guitarist & singer Sonny Landreth brought his guitar & a little tweed amp about the size of a small suitcase into the Mexican restaurant where I was broadcasting my weekly Friday afternoon Q102 Dallas radio show back in 1995 . Sonny proceeded to play “Back to Bayou Teche” from his album South of I-10
This month’s featured classic rock interview is with Steve Miller
Steve Miller: Well, at this point, I’ve always loved to play music, and from the time I was five years old to now it’s always been exciting to me to play. And to entertain people and to have a band and I was just yesterday afternoon I was thinking about oooh, it won’t be long now just another few weeks and we’ll be back out on the road and I’ll be all excited and I’ll be walking from the bus to the stage and to play my music. And for me, it’s been the blessing of my life…(more)