Jamie Oldaker is one of rock ’n’ roll’s great journeyman drummers, having played with Freddie King, Leon Russell, Bob Seger, Eric Clapton, Peter Frampton, and Ace Frehley, among others.
Not exactly the picture of health these days, with his thin, frail frame ravaged by past drug abuse and time, the 63-year-old Johnny Winter is still capable of knocking out crowds every night with a dizzying array of electric blues-rock punches.
Solomon Burke’s fourth album of this new millennium continues the comeback established with 2002’s aptly titled Don’t Give Up On Me, an album that reclaimed his standing as one of the most stirring singers on the planet.
Eric Clapton will join Jeff Beck on tour for select dates.
The year’s-end release of Five Live Yardbirds coincided with The Yardbirds’ most prestigious outing yet — a place on the bill for The Beatles’ Christmas concerts at the Hammersmith Odeon. Backstage, The Yardbirds came face to face with their immediate future, in the form of a quietly spoken young Mancunian named Graham Gouldman, who had written a song he thought they might like.
The Yardbirds’ career was now barreling along, but guitarist Eric Clapton wasn’t happy with the non-stop manic enthusiasm of the band’s stage act. "Slowhand" itched to return to the basics of blues.
The Yardbirds’ following was growing as word spread among fans. No matter where they played, their devoted audience would follow — and the audience brought their own excitement.
After "Slowhand" joins the band, creative differences between the guitar god and other members surface.
After six years of being with Ringo Starr — at home, in the studio, on the set and, seemingly, all around the world — Nancy Lee Andrews certainly does have her memories.
Gary Moore, the ex-Thin Lizzy guitarist, delivers another fire-and-brimstone epistle of hard-rocking blues on his latest LP.