Something clicked with Bobby Whitlock connected with Eric Clapton, and their combined voices — as singers, and as writers — fired the blast-furnace of anguish and lust that was Layla.
<<< BACKWARD (“Gaslighting Abbie”) ||| ONWARD (“Two Against Nature”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** Here’s the setup: A self-pitying tale about a promising life wasted at the onset of middle age having chance encounter with an old flame who became rich and famous.
‘No, this is not happening': Ozzy Osbourne on the obstacles that nearly derailed Black Sabbath’s reunion
After so long apart, and so many aborted reunions, Ozzy Osbourne says that Black Sabbath’s sessions for 13 seemed at times once again to be doomed.
Milwaukee, Wisconsin: After all these years, you’d think that Paul McCartney would find it difficult to surprise audiences anymore. Yet with each tour, he dusts off more Beatles and solo material and breathes new life into them.
‘I’m not interested in the past': Elton John insists his new T Bone Burnett project isn’t about reminiscing
Elton John, providing a sneak peek into his upcoming album The Diving Board, says he doesn’t know how fans will receive producer T Bone Burnett’s stripped-down, rootsy approach. “That’s part and parcel of the excitement,” he adds.
Summer 1979 saw the Knack scurry straight to the top of the charts everywhere with a song that remains the epitome of power pop holiness.
At just 19 years old, guitarist Mick Jones found himself opening for Beatles at the Paris Olympia as a sideman with Silvie Vartan. Before you knew it, they were drinking buddies.
‘I don’t think you look to repeat those things': Emerson Lake and Palmer provides high standard for Greg Lake
Even as he acknowledges that Emerson Lake and Palmer’s first five albums were some of his best work, Greg Lake doubts that the creative stars will align like that ever again.
‘I hated singing it; it’s just a bit embarrassing': Jeff Beck discusses his least-favorite career moment
You’re far more likely to hear him play the B-side’s proto-metal triumph “Beck’s Bolero,” yet Jeff Beck can’t quite shake his jokey 1967 solo-debut single “Hi Ho Silver Lining” — if only because it’s become a soccer anthem.
Ian Anderson says the impulse to work as a solo artist — something that led to his release of Thick as a Brick 2 without the Jethro Tull label — goes all the way back to the sessions for 1971’s Aqualung.