Archive for November 15th, 2014

Delfeayo Marsalis, “The Secret Love Affair” (2014): One Track Mind

Delfeayo Marsalis, “The Secret Love Affair” (2014): One Track Mind

Delfeayo Marsalis undertakes his first full-length collaboration with father Ellis, but the star may just be drummer Marvin “Smitty” Smith.

Queen’s Brian May comes to Adam Lambert’s defense: ‘He’s not an imitator’

Queen’s Brian May comes to Adam Lambert’s defense: ‘He’s not an imitator’

As Queen prepares another round of shows, Brian May continues to frame Adam Lambert’s contributions.

Micky Dolenz on Monkees misconceptions: ‘It wasn’t a rock ‘n’ roll band’

Micky Dolenz on Monkees misconceptions: ‘It wasn’t a rock ‘n’ roll band’

Did Charles Manson audition for the Monkees? Was one of them up an iconic Jim Carrey role? Were they even a rock band? Micky Dolenz explains.

Nick Drake, “Day is Done” (1969): One Track Mind

Nick Drake, “Day is Done” (1969): One Track Mind

One of Nick Drake’s most haunting songs, “Day is Done” is blessedly free of the overdone production that marred many of his early recordings.

Jimmy Page remembers first dates as the New Yardbirds: ‘It was pretty radical’

Jimmy Page remembers first dates as the New Yardbirds: ‘It was pretty radical’

Some vestige of the Yardbirds name may have remained, but Jimmy Page was headed in a new direction now — toward Led Zeppelin.

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