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.
An original member Judas Priest, Ian Hill was influenced by the heavy blues sound that rocked through London in the ’60s. Here are the albums that changed his life.
Former Skid Row vocalist Sebastian Bach was raised on some of the best hard rock and heavy metal ever — and it began with Christmas gifts from his father.
From the first guitar blast of “Tallahassee Lassie” in 1959, Freddy “Boom Boom” Cannon served notice he was a true rock and roller, releasing one big blast from Boston after another.
Bruce Spizer was 8 years old when The Beatles invaded America. Although he became a tax attorney, his dream job is his other gig: author of Beatles books.
Jefferson Airplane’s Marty Balin subscribes to Michelangelo’s view: The projects do themselves, and the art comes through him. Makes sense, as Balin is an accomplished painter as well as musician. Which albums influenced him?
Eddie Trunk knows stuff about hard rock and heavy metal groups that even the members don’t know, or at best, have forgotten. So what music changed Eddie’s life? Some of the answers might surprise you.
From Raspberries to Metallica, the Metal broadcast icon was influenced by everything ‘heavy.’
Rock, country, funk, jazz, classical and fusion all are in there, somewhere, on the 47 albums Steve Morse has been part of so far. So what music influenced him?