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.
Whatever happened to the singer who moaned, groaned and fretted about a snake we suspect got around town on two legs? We may never know Luella Miller’s fate, but one thing we do know is how much her 78 RPM record ‘Rattlesnake Groan’ has grown in value since 1927.
From psychedelia to rock to disco to metal, drummer Carmine Appice has conquered it all and never missed a beat. (He even co-wrote Rod Stewart’s disco anthem ‘Do Ya Think I’m Sexy?,’ but that’s another story.) It only makes sense he’s decided to dive into new territory with his own record label.
As a young up-and-comer, Billy Lee Riley earned a reputation as a wild man both on and off stage. But that fighting spirit served him well in his career.
The Civil Wars The Civil Wars Sensibility/Columbia (CD) ***** By Bruce Sylvester With its pristine vestiges of 19th-century parlor balladry, The Civil Wars’ debut “Barton Hollow” deserved its Grammys. Musically speaking, John Paul White and Joy Williams sounded like a …
When drummer John Densmore joined a band with Jim Morrison, Robby Krieger and Ray Manzarek, he mostly hoped to earn enough money to make rent. What he got was a place in rock and roll history and permanent suffix to his name: Of The Doors.
Chris Hillman reminisces about joining The Byrds as its bassist (even though he couldn’t play bass at the time), working with David Crosby (and later kicking him out of the band) and why a Byrds reunion is unlikely.
Goldmine’s secret shopper — known only as Dr. Disc — travels extensively and loves to visit record shops. Up this time: Strictly Discs in Madison, Wis.
You might think 15 years is a long time to wait for a new Eric Carmen pop song, but that’s nothing compared with the wait you’d have to hear him try his hand at prog rock.
World-class songwriting skills, an ear for experimenting and feral stage presence: Just imagine how Eddie Cochran would’ve shaped music had he lived longer.