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.
Without further ado, here are the “Very ’Eavy … Very ’Umble” list of 10 albums Uriah Heep guitarist and co-founder Mick Box can’t live without.
Lita Ford got her start in the Runaways at 16 and stepped into her own as a solo artist in the ’80s. What music knocks her hard-rockin’ socks off?
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.