When asked for his 10 most essential albums, Jayhawks founder Mark Olson attempted to increase the total and include works by The Band, Nick Drake, The Clash and Joni Mitchell, among others.
When we asked Ward to list the 10 albums that have rocked his world, we weren’t shocked that he opted to color outside of the lines of our stiff little format and instead talk about the artists and music in general that matter to him.
As an original founding member of The Beach Boys, guitarist David Marks’ influence was very important. Here is what influenced him
There’s no doubt that the Kansas guitarist influenced a generation of up-and-coming guitar players. So, which albums changed Rich Williams’ life?
Justin Currie of Del Amitri isn’t the least bit vague when discussing the 10 albums that changed his life.
Drummer Carmine Appice has been at the epicenter of classic rock bands such as Vanilla Fudge and Cactus. As a result, he’s influenced some of the top rock drummers today. So, what music influenced him?
French producers Marc Collin and Olivier Libaux recruited a revolving cast of French and Brazilian vocalists to form Nouvelle Vague, a band that specializes in bossa nova covers of punk and new-wave classics. Nouvelle Vague’s third album, Nouvelle Vague 3, was released in the U.S. in late October.
by Peter Lindblad — Not surprisingly, Ian Anderson, the charismatic leader of British progressive-rock folkies Jethro Tull, has eclectic tastes in music.
Being an eccentric isn’t such a bad thing, especially when you’re a singer/songwriter as talented as Josh Ottum.
In a way, Vulture Whale could be the indie-rock version of one of those mythological beasts assembled from parts of various animals and given the ability to breathe fire.