Archive for November 5th, 2013

The Turtles were determined to help launch Warren Zevon’s career: ‘I still don’t regret it’

The Turtles were determined to help launch Warren Zevon’s career: ‘I still don’t regret it’

Warren Zevon “was so brilliant, so talented, such a nice guy,” the Turtles’ Howard Kaylan says, “that we sort of took him under our wing.”

Christine McVie is still awestruck by Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green: ‘We always thought he was a genius’

Christine McVie is still awestruck by Fleetwood Mac’s Peter Green: ‘We always thought he was a genius’

Christine McVie was part of a band called Chicken Shack that opened for Fleetwood Mac, giving her an early glimpse at Peter Green’s genius.

Streams: Previously unheard live version of the Who’s “Pinball Wizard”

Streams: Previously unheard live version of the Who’s “Pinball Wizard”

Who fans can get a sneak peek at a previously unreleased live version of “Pinball Wizard” from the forthcoming limited-edition Tommy set — if you can crack a fun memory game at the band’s web site.

Stevie Wonder, “Superwoman [Where Were You When I Needed You]” (1972): Almost Hits

Stevie Wonder, “Superwoman [Where Were You When I Needed You]” (1972): Almost Hits

An eight minute song with alien (for the time) sounds wasn’t a recipe for a major hit, but just reaching 33 on the Hot 100 in 1972 qualifies as a notable achievement for “Superwoman (Where Were You When I Needed You).”

TOTEM> – Voices of Grain (2013)

When outer fringe guitarist Bruce Eisenbeil got together with kindred spirits Tom Blancarte (upright bass) and Andrew Drury (drums) to form TOTEM>, they injected fresh concepts in the improvised music arena.

On Second Thought: Aerosmith – Get Your Wings (1974)

On Second Thought: Aerosmith – Get Your Wings (1974)

These days, anyone even remotely hip to pop culture knows of Aerosmith. But at the time the Boston, Massachusetts band’s second album slipped into in the stores, they were still struggling to reach a wider audience.

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