Felder reflects on fond memories of playing music as a kid, the ups and downs of being an Eagle and getting guitar lessons from the legendary Duane Allman.
Dee Dee Ramone’s 63rd birthday on Sept. 18 got me to thinking about the former Ramones’ bassist and the impact he and the band have had on my life.
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?
Who do you love? Well, if his lengthy career as one of America’s favorite blues rockers is any indicator, the answer is George Thorogood. We’re pretty sure he’s glad to hear it, as it means he does not need to get a haircut. Or a ‘real’ job.
A versatile singer, songwriter, guitarist and record label owner, Charlie Farren found national success in the ’80s with his rock trio, Farrenheit, and in the Joe Perry Project, alongside the famed Aerosmith guitarist. Although Farren may not be a household name outside of the Boston area, he is a favorite son of New England who enjoys great regional success and a loyal fan base spanning 40 years, thanks to his ongoing musical projects.
Elvis Presley fans should swoon over a new 10-disc boxed set centering on The King’s return to live performing in 1970 Las Vegas. Delbert McClinton fans should know there’s a female Delbert on the loose! New York Singer/Songwriter Bill Curreri hits the sweet spot on his second album in 40 years. Three satisfying listens!!
Night Ranger, Norman Greenbaum (yes, the ‘Spirit in the Sky’ guy) and Sammy Hagar share a common link: the helping hands of Boston guitarist Gary Pihl.
Vocalist Tommy DeCarlo shares how he went from working at Home Depot to touring with the band Boston, and what it’s like to shoot hoops with Tom Scholz.
When James Raymond was a child, he was certain his birth parents were musicians. When he was 30, he learned he was the biological son of David Crosby.
As one of America’s staunchest defenders in musical resistance to the British Invasion of the 1960s, Gary Lewis and The Playboys racked up seven Top 10 songs on the Billboard charts between 1965 and 1966. Despite their chart success, the group tends to be dismissed as a footnote to an epic era, and that’s a shame.