It was a mixed bag of musical influences that influenced one-time accordionis Dennis DeYoung before he started writing hits as the keyboardist for Styx.
Billy Sheehan — aka “the Eddie Van Halen of the bass” — loves a lot of different music, but there is a common theme in his Top 10 list: great bassists.
Griffin performs with The Surf City Allstars, which features members of the Beach Boys and Jan & Dean touring bands, and had TV roles with John Stamos.
John Elefante is probably best known for replacing Steve Walsh in Kansas from 1981 to 1985; he sang lead vocals on “Play the Game Tonight” and “Chasing Shadows,” and also co-wrote “Fight Fire With Fire.”
A torch-bearer for the blues, Johnny Winter’s artistic canon offers a clear link between British blues-rock and American Southern rock styles.
He’s scored films, been as a sound engineer and played synthesizer in sessions for everyone from Def Leppard to Foreigner. But what music moves Thomas Dolby?
Derek St. Holmes is the voice behind classic Ted Nugent songs including “Stranglehold.” Instead of giving us just 10 Albums that changed his life, he turned his list up to 11 records. We suspect Nigel Tufnel would be proud.
Joe Lynn Turner — or JLT as his fans affectionately call him — took a few moments to fill us in on the 10 Albums That Changed His Life.
Singer-songwriter-guitarist-producer Shelby Lynne has traversed a long country-folk-pop-swing-rock-and-roll road since her startling 1989 “Sunrise” debut. Here are the albums that changed her life.
The 10 Albums picked by guitarist Marcus Siepen is a good example of how “progressive song structures” have had an impact on the evolution of the band’s sound.