The late Sir George Martin is best known for steering The Beatles in the right creative direction in the studio. But he took on remarkably varied projects with other artists. Here is a list of some of Martin’s most memorable recordings.
by John M. Borack The NAMM Show, presented by the National Association of Music Merchants, took center stage at the Anaheim (CA) Convention Center in late January, with musicians, music industry employees, and buyers and sellers of instruments and/or …
A shorter, slightly different version of this list first appeared in my 2007 book, Shake Some Action: The Ultimate Power Pop Guide. Now that Cheap Trick is (finally) (and deservedly) on this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame ballot, …
by John M. Borack VARIOUS ARTISTS – Power Pop Unplugged, Volume One (Zero Hour Records) In which 21 artists – some relatively well-known within power pop’s little circle, some not so much – acoustically re-imagine some of the genre’s most …
Goldmine Magazine’s Hall of Fame announces its 21st set of 10 inductees, ranging from Wilson Pickett to Cheap Trick and The Dave Clark Five to Anne Murray and Joni Mitchell
Veteran bands deliver the goods at the Revel casino’s Ovation Hall
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame should take a closer look at these bands
Which artists and records come to mind when you think of great live albums? Check out our list of obvious — and not-so-obvious — picks you need to take for a spin ASAP.
Cheap Trick has given us a steady record of excellence for close to 40 years and deserves Rock Hall of Fame induction
In his most recent book, Ken Sharp interviewed more than 40 insiders on the making of John Lennon’s last musical statement: the wonderful “Double Fantasy” album