From Tina to Dino, The Stones to The Beatles and The Possum to Pearl Jam, popular artists have long turned to country-soul pioneer Arthur Alexander’s music. So why do we know their names, but not his?
From being inspired to become a musician after watching The Beatles on Ed Sullivan (and later working on that same stage) to logging performances alongside the lads from Liverpool and performing in the Fab Faux cover band, bassist Will Lee’s Beatles roots run deep.
Led Zeppelin fans are getting an early Christmas present. The band’s legendary live and studio albums will begin streaming on-demand via Spotify today.
The story behind “Hysteria, Def Leppard’s 1987 landmark album, reads like a rock and roll soap opera. You’ve got power struggles (the band dumped producer Jim Steinman for Mutt Lange), money (the band pumped millions into the project), tragedy (drummer Rick Allen lost his arm in a car crash) and triumph (Allen’s comeback). There’s even sex, as the band created the closest thing to a national anthem for strippers with ‘Pour Some Sugar On Me.’
Two great bands and one hot mama: Big Star may have broken up 38 years ago but interest is at an all-time high. Monkeyjunk takes its name from a Son House quote so you know where that band is coming from! And Samantha Fish? Well, all it takes is one listen … or one look.
When Klaatu formed in the early 1970s, the group’s goal was to create memorable music like that of the groups that influenced them. It worked … in a way.
Bluesman Blind Lemon Jefferson heads out in search of the perfect peach, only to find three others have tumbled the fruit from his favored tree. Or, for those of you who aren’t farmers: His woman done him wrong.
When Melanie Safka traveled with her mom to the Woodstock festival to perform, she was a relative unknown. By the time she left the stage, that had changed.
The broadcaster and “That Metal Show” host shares more acts music lovers should know about via “Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock and Heavy Metal Vol. 2.”
Letts was close to The Clash’s members and filmed the band at its apex. Now he is spreading the word about the band through a new box set, “Sound System.”