David Crosby admits that “she’s so show business.” But something happened when the Byrds and CSN legend saw Lady Gaga at this year’s MusiCares event. Crosby says he came away with a completely different opinion.
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In interviews, I’ve seen Lyle Mays speak of how music has it’s own “language and syntax.” He wasn’t necessarily talking about music’s technicalities — harmony, melody, and the like.
Bob Dylan’s “Don’t Think Twice,” with its sad acceptance of life’s strange twists set to a plucky finger-picked cadence, always seemed well suited for a country-music makeover.
The Stax Museum is located at 926 East McLemore Avenue in Memphis — but it is not, in fact, house in the old building where so many legendary soul sides were once cut. That facility was actually torn down in 1989
As one of the most in-demand drummers in the world — jazz and otherwise — it can be a little understandable if Brian Blade hadn’t come forth with an album since 2009′s sublime singer-songwriter excursion Mama Rosa.
What with the rumors flying earlier this week about the health of AC/DC’s Malcolm Young, I was pretty sure I’d be writing an obit/appreciation piece by now.
There’s a moment, just when you get comfortable with the idea that this is a paean to home, love and hearth, when Bruce Springsteen sharply widens the lens. All around this couple, despite the illusion of a cocoon of safety and of love, there are troubles, there are questions, there is cruelty and death and misfortune.
As the Who approaches the June 2002 anniversary of co-founder John Entwistle’s passing, Roger Daltrey remembers the bassist’s influence, his presence and perhaps his greatest performance.
Hard to believe that the 2012 release by McFadden’s Parachute was this Rochester, New York-based outfit’s 27th album since 1991. That rivals Guided By Voices’ output for sheer volume.
One of the more remarkable things about the Monkees’ latest reunion — on par with Michael Nesmith’s presence, after so long away — was how well preserved Micky Dolenz’s voice is, decades after their late-1960s hey day. Dolenz explains who he’s kept his instrument in such great shape.