Their recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction has a lot of fans romanticizing Kiss’ original lineup. It wasn’t all “Deuce” and “God of Thunder,” however.
A couple of personal comments I’ve received over the last few days from my annual Country and Southern Rock List got me thinking a little about the best entry points for metal folks into the country world.
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.
Perhaps, in hindsight, Led Zeppelin had the right idea: When your linchpin drummer dies, simply call it quits. Not so, the Who — who thereby created a second, less celebrated legacy without Keith Moon.
Craig Chaquico helped build the ’70s sound of Jefferson Starship, keyed on Marty Balin’s suave balladry, then joined Mickey Thomas in steering the group toward the pop charts. First, though, they rocked a little.
For fans of this band at its radio-ready zenith, there simply can be no Journey without Steve Perry. Yet the truth of the matter is, it was started without him — and it’s continued on the same way
Whatever side you come down on in the Great Fleetwood Mac Debates, surely it’s either with the initial rootsy Peter Green era or the platinum-kissed Buckingham-Nicks pop period. But what about the rest?
The FX network’s American Horror Story anthology began with the chilling Murder House series in 2011, but slowed considerably through its second season.
There were certainly moments, and they seemed to come in bunches, when Neil Young stumbled so badly in the 1980s that it was difficult to imagine he’d ever regain his footing. But, not always.
Miles Davis collaborator Jimmy Cobb joins us as we explore nine Columbia albums that capture the earliest flowerings of the Miles Davis legend — the moment when his muse began to match his own prodigious powers.