Today’s Fellaheen is a cross between Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and Captain Beefheart. Yesterday’s Monk has stayed fresh and vital for 45 years…with no preservatives. Oh, and Daunielle rocks. Put ‘em all together and you’ve got one eclectic brew of super-stimulating proportions.
Think Christopher Cross is just a soft-pop balladeer? Think again: He once opened for Led Zeppelin and stood in for Ritchie Blackmore with Deep Purple.
Parkinson’s Disease silenced Linda Ronstadt’s singing. But she found her voice in a new way as an author, penning her autobiography without a ghost writer.
Wynonie Harris passed up Roy Brown’s “Good Rockin’ Tonight” in 1947. But after two other artists recorded it, Mr. Blues changed his mind — and rock history.
Shatner (aka Capt. Kirk) boldly goes where no prog-rock album has gone before, with aid from Steve Vai, Edgar Winter, Nik Turner, Robby Krieger and others.
Forty years after Henry Thomas recorded “Bull Doze Blues,” Canned Heat duplicated the vocal, the chords and the pan-pipe solo for “Going Up The Country.”
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.
There’s a ton of great music out there over and above what’s shoved down your throat every day by corporate interests. These five artists play the blues, keeping a great tradition alive and adding their own distinctive flavors.
Frontman Eric Burdon reflects on The Animals’ early days, why he’s kept singing despite lung disease and what he thinks of his influence on other musicians.
Members of KISS, Def Leppard and Mötley Crüe all cite Sweet as an influence. Guitarist Andy Scott explains why the 1970s glam-rockers’ music holds up.