Archive for September 4th, 2014

‘Kind of an emotional one for me’: Paul McCartney (reluctantly) selects his favorite Paul McCartney songs

‘Kind of an emotional one for me’: Paul McCartney (reluctantly) selects his favorite Paul McCartney songs

After choosing, McCartney hastily adds: “That’s my three – for today.”

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Endless Highway” from Before the Flood (1974)

Across the Great Divide: The Band, “Endless Highway” from Before the Flood (1974)

With “Endless Highway,” there remains this profound sense of unfinished business.

‘It’s never left my head’: For Stevie Nicks, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault has transportive quality

‘It’s never left my head’: For Stevie Nicks, 24 Karat Gold: Songs From The Vault has transportive quality

“Lady” speaks to an earlier time, when her future was far more uncertain.

Rascal Flatts, Darius Rucker, the Mavericks, LeAnn Rimes + others – Nashville Outlaws: A Tribute to Motley Crue (2014)

There’s not nearly enough “outlaw” here to justify the name of this album.

‘I wanted to vandalize everything’: Ian Gillan on the moment he decided to become a rock singer

‘I wanted to vandalize everything’: Ian Gillan on the moment he decided to become a rock singer

A single song “changed my life,” Gillan says. “It was really quite incredible.”

Odd Couples: Elvis Presley’s Having Fun Onstage vs. Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music

Odd Couples: Elvis Presley’s Having Fun Onstage vs. Lou Reed’s Metal Machine Music

When mashed, these two albums can cause hearing loss, insanity and/or death.

Micky Dolenz on his long musical journey to the Monkees: ‘I opened for the elephant’

Micky Dolenz on his long musical journey to the Monkees: ‘I opened for the elephant’

Think the Monkees were just actors playing musicians? Think again.

Johnny Winter – Step Back (2014)

Johnny Winter – Step Back (2014)

A stirring comeback just before fate closed its hand around a legend’s heart.

Kit O’Toole discusses ‘Ten Beatles Sounds That Shook Rock and Roll’ tonight on the John Lennon Hour

Kit O’Toole discusses ‘Ten Beatles Sounds That Shook Rock and Roll’ tonight on the John Lennon Hour

This is a preview of a talk O’Toole will give at this month’s Beatles at the Ridge Fest.

One Track Mind: The Initiative’s Fortunato Isgro, “Every Little Thing” (2014)

One Track Mind: The Initiative’s Fortunato Isgro, “Every Little Thing” (2014)

A people-pleasing pop nugget all the way.