Put on your thinking turban and channel your inner Carnac. It’s time to predict which 2014 performer nominees will join the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame.
In addition to Yes, Nirivana, KISS, The Zombies and Linda Ronstadt, the Rock Hall’s ballot for the Class of 2014 includes Cat Stevens, Hall and Oates, Link Wray, Peter Gabriel, The Replacements, Paul Butterfield Blues Band, Chic, LL Cool J, The Meters, N.W.A. and Deep Purple.
Don’t get fooled by a glamorous vintage photo of a prim and proper Memphis Minnie. The Queen of The Blues was known to pack more than a powerful set of pipes.
“Nilsson: The Life Of A Singer-Songwriter,” “Who Is Harry Nilsson and Why Is Everybody Talkin’ About Him” and “The RCA Albums Collection” revisit his legacy.
When keyboardist Barry Goldberg (Electric Flag) and singer-guitarist Stephen Stills (Buffalo Springfield; Crosby, Stills and Nash) first got together to collaborate, they had visions of making a modern-day version of 1968’s “Super Session” album, the stars of which were Stills, Mike Bloomfield and Al Kooper (with Goldberg among the supporting cast). But everything came together when acclaimed blues guitarist and singer Kenny Wayne Shepherd became the third member of the band now known as The Rides.
I’ve compared many vinyl records with their digital counterparts, and mostly, the digital sound is a clean, but watered-down shadow of its analog original.
The photo was intended to be used on the cover Rolling Stone to promote the couple’s “Double Fantasy” album. Instead, it appeared after Lennon’s death.
His life was filled with drugs, guns and hard time. Before it fell apart, Larry Williams wrote and recorded hits that shaped the future of rock and roll.
If Market Watch were ‘Sesame Street,’ this roundup would be sponsored by the letter B: Beatles, Bowie, Billy Ward, Bo Street Runners, box lots and big bucks.
King’s X bassist and vocalist Dug Pinnick followed his solo album with the debut LP of Pinnick Gales Pridgen, the first release from his blues-metal project featuring guitarist Eric Gales and former Mars Volta drummer Thomas Pridgen.