I’ll confess up front I’m a huge Thompson family fan. Sure it’s easy to love Richard Thompson; he’s one of the best guitarists to emerge from England since, well, ever.
By the time Eric Clapton gathered a working band in support 1983’s Money and Cigarettes (home to the Top 10 U.S. hit “I’ve Got a Rock ‘n’ Roll Heart”), the guitarist was clean and sober.
You know Steve Cropper from his legendary work with Otis Redding, Rufus Thomas, William Bell, Johnnie Taylor — and, of course, with Booker T. and the MGs. His beginnings with the Stax Record label, however, were decidedly less glamorous.
The next entry in the Abbey Road medley continues the naughtiness of “Polythene Pam.”
More than one fan has connected the sound of Roger Taylor’s more mature vocals on his forthcoming solo album with that of Rod Stewart. Now, the long-time Queen member has addressed the comparison.
The debate over whether this is the greatest All-Starr Band that Ringo Starr has ever assembled can be put off for another time. There is no question, however, that it’s one of the most closely knit
My week of Lou Reed has come to an end.
The legendarily picky guitarist Tom Scholz is back with that rarest of things — new music from Boston. Life, Love and Hope even includes reworked songs from the group’s most recent studio effort
“Cool Air,” Glass Hammer’s contribution to the recent The Stories of H.P. Lovecraft: A Synphonic Collection, will provide a chill-raising scare on this Halloween.
The release this week of Disconnected in New York, a nervy live rethinking of Los Lobo’s ever-intriguing catalog, has given long-time member/producer Steve Berlin a chance to reflect.