When Gregg Rolie returned from a brief retirement following his departure from Journey, he became the second — but not the last — big star who tried to make a hit of Billy Satellite’s 1984 song “I Wanna Go Back.”
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Theirs is a meeting across the generations, and a bold illustration of the way time, ultimately, surrenders to tradition — and of the utter agelessness of the rich musical folkway of conjunto.
No, there’s no guitar on the Mar-Keys’ Top 5 pop and R&B hit “Last Night.” But yes, Steve Cropper was part of that seminal 1961 Stax side — playing a completely different instrument the old-fashioned way.
‘We start work in June, I think’: Ex-Yes frontman Jon Anderson’s new band could include Jean-Luc Ponty
Some 10 years after splitting with Yes, Jon Anderson has started talking about forming another band again — and, as he revealed during an autograph session with fans, the lineup could include a certified prog-rock and jazz-fusion legend.
For the past decade or so, Glowfriends have been thrilling global audiences with their bedazzling brand of pop music. Based in Kalamazoo, Michigan, the band once again has crafted a surefire showtopper with their latest album Gather Us Together
I remember thinking that “Paradise,” written from the point of view of a suicide bomber, was simultaneously haunting and touching.
Toto, despite achieving fame as a ballads act, has consistently pushed itself to new heights in the studio.
Somehow, Ray LaMontagne lost his mojo. A year went past after the release of his Grammy-winning God Willin’ and the Creek Don’t Rise project. Then two. Then four. Other than the stand-alone track “Empty,” LaMontagne simply walked off the musical map.
Frequently compared to a scruffier version of Elvis Presley, Gene Vincent experienced a brief burst of commercial success in the late 50s with cool-cat rockers such as “Be-Bop-A-Lula,” “Race With The Devil, “Blue Jean Bop,” and “Crazy Legs.”
Brian May was careful, when talking about Adam Lambert’s initial North American tour with Queen, to say that the former Idol finalist is “never an imitator. He finds his own way with the songs.”