Keyboardist Ian McLagan of the Small Faces, who went from being part of the British Invasion in the 1960s to the Austin music scene in the 1990s, shares the 10 albums that changed his life.
Foghat drummer Roger Earl took issue with our list limit. “Only 10? What about Howling Wolf and Little Richard? Ben E. King? Can’t you at least mention Freddie King and Jimi Hendrix?” Earl asked. When informed he must only share 10, he sighed and gave us the following.
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.
When Randy Bachman gets time off from touring and being rock star, he’s shares his love of records on the CBC show “Randy’s Vinyl Tap.” Here’s his Top 10 list.
Guitarist James “JY” Young is the hard-rocking heart of Styx, a band which is something quite indefinable. So what albums helped shape Young into the crowd-pleasing musician he is today?
Fast Eddie Clarke came to prominence in Motörhead, but the guitarist also is known for forming Fastway, an ’80s supergroup that originally featured UFO bassist Pete Way and ex-Humble Pie drummer Jerry Shirley. Fastway scored a hit with the hard-rockin’ “Say What You Will.” In 2012, Clarke got the band back together (this time with vocalist and bassist Toby Jepson) to release “Eat Dog Eat,” Fastway’s first studio album since 1990. In April, Clarke released the solo LP “Make My Day (Back to Blues)” on Secret Records. One thing that’s not much of a secret? The blues’ influence on Fast Eddie. Check out the 10 albums that changed his life.
With his first solo LP “Raise the Curtain,” Jon Oliva debuts progressive songs in the vein of ELP, Yes and Kansas. Here are 10 albums that inspired him.
Whether you love him for his guitar licks or hate him for his politics, Ted Nugent leaves a lasting impression. So, what music has impressed him?
After years of session work, Peter Lacey emerged as an acclaimed solo artist likened to Brian Wilson. Here are the albums that changed Lacey’s life.
Famous for his pop hits, Greg Kihn’s musical influences range from folk to psychedelic to punk. Deep down, the clean-cut MTV darling was actually a hippie.