Eurhythmics, Maroon 5, John Mayer and Keith Urban are confirmed performers for the Feb. 9 special marking The Beatles’ 1964 debut on “The Ed Sullivan Show.”
Deep Purple bassist Roger Glover reveals his proudest Purple moments, why he almost didn’t join the band and why it’s not old fashioned to make an album.
When it came time for Deep Purple to record its first studio album since 2005, the band decided to approach a man with a legacy as impressive as its own: Bob Ezrin.
You’d think you’d stop being called ‘the new guy’ once you’d spent more time in the band than the person you replaced. But when the band is Britain’s beloved Deep Purple, and person you’ve replaced is Ritchie Blackmore? And you’re also (gasp) a Yankee? Good luck with that. Fortunately, guitarist Steve Morse has been down this road before, and he knows how to take it all in stride.
A string of concert dates and the release of previous live recordings — including one made at Boston Common just weeks before guitarist Duane Allman’s death — are among the activities The Allman Brothers Band has in store for its 45th anniversary year.
Furry Lewis made a lot of savvy choices, including hanging on to his career outside of music, so we’re guessing his advice about the dangers of pretty girls is on target.
With the exception of the movie ‘Spinal Tap,’ the last place you’d expect to find loads of comedy is in the life of a heavy metal guitarist. But for Ozzy Osbourne alum, Black Label Society founder and guitarist Zakk Wylde (who may or may not also be a Viking), every day feels an awful lot like ‘Seinfeld.’
In 1963, America’s Civil Rights Movement was in full swing — albeit with as much tragedy as there was triumph. President Kennedy was assassinated. And the British Invasion began in earnest. Here’s a look back at 1963, the year The Beatles were on the brink of their American breakthrough.
Sex. Drugs. A stroke. An epic feud with his bandmate (and brother). Dave Davies makes no apologies for his life. But he keeps making music, as evidenced by “I Will Be Me,” the latest chapter in the legendary career of The Kinks’ lead guitarist and co-founder — who also explains that’s he’s wanted to quit the music business at least once a year for the past 50 years.
From Tina to Dino, The Stones to The Beatles and The Possum to Pearl Jam, popular artists have long turned to country-soul pioneer Arthur Alexander’s music. So why do we know their names, but not his?