10 Albums

10 Albums that changed the lives of popular artists and industry insiders

James Williamson’s 10 albums that changed his life

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By Martin Popoff Guitarist James Williamson is most famous for his work on the incendiary “Raw Power” album — James, of course, being lead Stooge in Iggy and the Stooges. But he’s also on the latest Stooges album “Ready to …

10 Albums that changed Dave Pirner’s life

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By Lee Zimmerman Throughout his career, Dave Pirner (above, second from left, with Soul Asylum in 2013) has consistently shown his musical adaptability. Prior to establishing himself as a swaggering frontman known for emotive vocals and low-slung guitar, he taught …

Guitarist Zakk Wylde shares the 10 albums that changed his life

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If there is one thing that we’ve learned from guitarist Zakk Wylde, it’s that you never know what entertaining tidbit or tale he might share during a conversation. Well, that, and his language will be at least as colorful as the story he’s sharing. Wylde’s list of the albums that changed his life is no different.

Nazareth vocalist Dan McCafferty shares the albums that changed his life

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Through numerous decades and lineup changes, the gritty-voiced Dan McCafferty has warned us off romantic entanglements with the heartfelt “Love Hurts” and downright vicious “Hair of The Dog.” McCafferty grew up in a time when, he says, “You got some money in your pocket, you went and got music or you went to the movies because there was nothing else you could do.” Here’s the music McCafferty sought out.