Archive for December 24th, 2013

Gimme Five: Bob Dylan in the 1980s

Gimme Five: Bob Dylan in the 1980s

Bob Dylan seemed, certainly at first, to lose some essential impetus to create in the 1980s. He came off as neither grouchy or impish, just disinterested.

‘Always something you can learn’: For Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones, Duck Dunn and James Jamerson were huge

Largely self-taught, Led Zeppelin’s John Paul Jones learned most of his early craft on the bass from listening to albums from the Stax and Motown legacy.

Sinatra, Martin and Davis – Christmas with the Rat Pack (2002)

Sinatra, Martin and Davis – Christmas with the Rat Pack (2002)

Frank Sinatra, Dean Martin and Sammy Davis Jr. seemed to always being playing on the house stereo when I was a kid.

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2013 (Metal and Hard Rock): Amon Amarth, Tom Keifer, Black Sabbath, Carcass

Fred Phillips’ Best of 2013 (Metal and Hard Rock): Amon Amarth, Tom Keifer, Black Sabbath, Carcass

Any time my year-end list starts with more than 20 candidates, it’s been a pretty metal year for me. That was the case for 2013

The Band’s Robbie Robertson on his emotional last meeting with Levon Helm: ‘I spent an hour holding his hand’

The Band’s Robbie Robertson on his emotional last meeting with Levon Helm: ‘I spent an hour holding his hand’

Long after the Band’s initial split, Robbie Robertson and Levon Helm remained torn by disagreements over songwriting credits.