John Mayall is hitting the road on his 80th Birthday Celebration Tour, which happens to coincide with the release of “A Special Life,” his first new studio LP in five years.
Armed with his want list and his wallet, Dr. Disc is shopping his way through independent record shops and giving you the scoop on how they rate. In this edition: Rediscover Records in Elgin Ill.
Whether you love him for his guitar licks or hate him for his politics, Ted Nugent leaves a lasting impression. So, what music has impressed him?
Record Store Day 2014 has faded into history. Which releases are your favorites? Which ones gave you buyer’s remorse? And which do you wish you’d bought?
The contents of the Velvet Underground acetate are nothing new, as a 2012 release was crafted from an identical test pressing. But it is a piece of history.
Vocalist Adam Lambert joined Queen founders Brian May (guitars) and Roger Taylor (drums) for the first date of the tour Thursday at Chicago’s United Center.
Although Billy Greer replaced founder Dave Hope in 1984, he’s still saddled with the title of ‘new’ bassist, but he has grown into his role in Kansas.
Kansas’ music wasn’t all that told a story; its album cover art also helped to convey the music’s message. Here are stories behind some memorable covers.
David Ragsdale really didn’t want to learn violin; he did it for his mom. Turns out mom knew best, as his fiddle skills became his ticket in to Kansas.
The first time Kansas headlined a rock concert, it was in Pittsburgh, where the metro-area population was that of the prog-rock band’s entire home state. It was also an accident — but that’s another story in the long-lived band’s lengthy history.