Archive for December 16th, 2014

Stevie Ray Vaughan became blues’ unlikely savior on way to Hall of Fame glory

Stevie Ray Vaughan became blues’ unlikely savior on way to Hall of Fame glory

By the 1980s, all of the guitar gods were gone, or otherwise occupied. Into this unlikeliest of scenarios stepped Stevie Ray Vaughan.

Bill Withers built a Hall of Fame career by challenging convention

Bill Withers built a Hall of Fame career by challenging convention

Highly personal songs addressing both personal and political issues propelled Bill Withers into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Queen’s Brian May discusses what Adam Lambert can do that Freddie Mercury couldn’t

Queen’s Brian May discusses what Adam Lambert can do that Freddie Mercury couldn’t

Brian May already had a musical chemistry with fellow Queen co-founder Roger Taylor. He explains what Adam Lambert brought to the mix.

Steve Cropper on the 5 Royales’ lasting impact: ‘Deserved more credit than they ever got’

Steve Cropper on the 5 Royales’ lasting impact: ‘Deserved more credit than they ever got’

Steve Cropper has long advocated for the 5 Royales, newly announced recipients of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s Early Influence Award.

Paul Butterfield’s blend of blues, psychedelia on ‘East-West’ sparked Hall of Fame nod

‘East-West’ stands as a cornerstone for the Paul Butterfield Blues Band’s just-announced induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Pete Townshend wrestles with the Kiss phenomenon: ‘Not quite sure about it’

Pete Townshend wrestles with the Kiss phenomenon: ‘Not quite sure about it’

The Who’s Pete Townshend admits that Kiss’ on-stage garb baffled him, at least to begin with.