Tag Archives: rock

Welcome to the Sounds From Across The Pond blog

by John Curley—Welcome to the Sounds From Across The Pond blog. In this blog I will be discussing the best of the music from the UK. I will be covering many genres—rock, pop, electronica, punk, indie—and discussing bands and artists from the classic-rock era all the way up to today.

Crossing Paths: When Elvis met The Beatles Part 1

In 1960, Elvis Presley was an international star; The Beatles were unknown outside of their native Liverpool. But by the end the year, The Beatles were firmly on the way to becoming stars themselves. And though the only face-to-face meeting between Elvis and The Beatles, at Presley’s Los Angeles home on Aug. 27, 1965, was to be their most notable interaction, the two legendary acts also crossed paths in various other ways over the years.

ZZ Top drives 'Eliminator' home Part 1

ZZ Top had a fantastic dozen-year run, helping to define the music of the ’70s, and with any other band, the story would have ended there. How Eliminator gave the little ol’ band from Texas a modern makeover.

Backstage Pass: CCR's Stu Cook reminisces about Jackdawg

In the late ’80s, Creedence Clearwater Revival bassist Stu Cook and two members of the Doobie Brothers formed Jackdawg. A more rock-oriented animal propelled by the high-powered guitar wrangling of John McFee (Clover, Doobie Brothers), Jackdawg — also featuring the late Keith Knudsen from the Doobie Brothers — convened in 1990 to record what would become a lost album of solid, rip-roaring rockers with a Southern heart. That debut LP is only now being released.