Tony Iommi takes a long view on the controversy involving Bill Ward’s absence from the recent Black Sabbath reunion. After all, in a stint with the band that goes back to the 1960s, he’s seen it all before.
For Elvis Costello, the Band arrived like a bolt out of the blue. At the same time, there was an ageless quality to the songs — in particular Levon Helm and Company’s “Rag Mama Rag,” from 1969’s The Band.
Death Angel stands as one of the most underrated acts from the second tier of the 1980s San Francisco Bay-area thrash movement.
<<< BACKWARD (“H Gang”) ||| ONWARD (“Brite Nitegown”) >>> *** STEELY DAN SUNDAY INDEX *** While the album Morph The Cat represented the conclusion of Fagen’s musical trilogy, it was hardly an end. In fact, the album may represent the most productive stage in Fagen’s career.
There have been, of course, subtle changes to the Kiss costumes over the years — most of which have been well received. Still, the period surrounding 1979’s Dynasty stands out as a garish misstep.
Beatles 101 tells us that a drawing of a schoolmate by the young Julian Lennon inspired his father’s trippy “Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds” from Sgt. Pepper. But you’ll never believe where that piece of rock history ended up.
A well-placed group of collaborators — from the Beach Boys’ Blondie Chaplin to Living Colour’s Corey Glover to the always-funky Ivan Neville — give life to the Young President’s aptly named Coalition.
Jason Bonham has spent a lifetime around Led Zeppelin’s music, both as the young son of the group’s legendary founding drummer and then sitting in with his late dad’s former bandmates. Over that time, he’s developed an opinion on which ranks as Zep’s most underrated album
Bob Dylan fans will remember the news of his lastest studio effort broke when recent sideman David Hidalgo mentioned it in the media. Now, the Los Lobos co-founder says his relationship with Dylan may be broken.
The name “Mark Lewisohn” carries significant weight in the Beatles fan and scholar communities. During the 1980s and 1990s, the author published essential reference works for any Beatles enthusiast’s library.