Archive for July, 2014

‘We just thought that would be fun’: The Yardbirds’ lasting connection with 10cc’s Graham Gouldman

‘We just thought that would be fun’: The Yardbirds’ lasting connection with 10cc’s Graham Gouldman

They scored an early hit with a Gouldman song. But it didn’t end there.

Levon Helm, “Hurricane” from American Son (1980): Across the Great Divide

Levon Helm, “Hurricane” from American Son (1980): Across the Great Divide

Nobody embodies hard-bitten, country-strong determination like Levon Helm.

‘Something’s got to trigger’: Micky Dolenz on the best Monkees song you’ve never heard

‘Something’s got to trigger’: Micky Dolenz on the best Monkees song you’ve never heard

One of their most trenchant late-1960s protest songs took a circuitous route.

‘A very romantic, sexy and happy song’: Maria Muldaur on her ageless ‘Midnight at the Oasis’

‘A very romantic, sexy and happy song’: Maria Muldaur on her ageless ‘Midnight at the Oasis’

She says it elicits “very happy and, dare I say it, X-rated memories.”

‘We’d create some sort of magic’: If Hall and Oates record again, it would be in a whole new way

‘We’d create some sort of magic’: If Hall and Oates record again, it would be in a whole new way

“The whole idea of making an album,” John Oates says, “is really old-fashioned.”

The Beatles … LIVE!: More Perfect Playlists

The Beatles … LIVE!: More Perfect Playlists

The Beatles’ early retirement makes compiling a concert playlist difficult – but not impossible.

Toto’s Steve Lukather praises Joseph Williams ahead of big U.S. tour: ‘It invigorates the whole band’

Toto’s Steve Lukather praises Joseph Williams ahead of big U.S. tour: ‘It invigorates the whole band’

Toto has begun rehearsals for fall American dates with Michael McDonald.

Something Else! Interview: Punk pioneer Jeff Wolfe of the Furys

Something Else! Interview: Punk pioneer Jeff Wolfe of the Furys

Decades later, Wolfe has launched a rejuvenated line-up of the Furys.

Greg ‘Stackhouse’ Prevost, “Mr. Charlie/Rolling Stone Blues” (2012): One Track Mind

Greg ‘Stackhouse’ Prevost, “Mr. Charlie/Rolling Stone Blues” (2012): One Track Mind

Greg Prevost of the Chesterfield Kings is in a stripped-to-the-bone solo acoustic traditional blues mode.

‘It’s not supposed to be ballot by bullet’: Inside one of Crosby Stills and Nash’s most emotional tracks

‘It’s not supposed to be ballot by bullet’: Inside one of Crosby Stills and Nash’s most emotional tracks

This standout early CSN song remains a fiery indictment of dreams lost.

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