Ford’s deep dive into his own record collection revealed a stone-cold classic.
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‘That really stumped me': Inside the improvisational sessions for Pink Floyd’s ‘Great Gig in the Sky’
It took a little talent, and a lot of luck, for Pink Floyd’s “Great Gig in the Sky” to come together.
Gregg Rolie, in the space between two albums — 1977’s Next and 1978’s Infinity — went from fronting Journey to playing a secondary vocal role. Credit, and he says some blame, goes to the arrival of Steve Perry.
Joe Walsh was reminded, at screenings worldwide of the new documentary History of the Eagles, just how far he’d slipped into addiction during the group’s long hiatus between 1980-94.
‘Everything else was sort of insignificant': After Otis Redding sang ‘Try a Little Tenderness,’ it became his
There had been, to be sure, other versions of “Try a Little Tenderness,” beginning with the Ray Noble Orchestra in 1932. Aretha Franklin had an early-1960s hit with it, too. But none is quite so revered as Otis Redding’s take.
David Lauser’s partnership with Sammy Hagar stretches back to his pre-Van Halen solo albums. He also helped Lauser find his wife Liza, who was managing Hagar’s web site.
Don’t expect Neil Young to keep on rocking in the free world if you’re not clapping in time. He actually halted a Carnegie Hall appearance this week for a friendly scolding.
Jon Davison’s heavy workload with Yes has kept him busy crisscrossing the globe performing a trio of the band’s 1970s-era albums. So where does that leave Glass Hammer?
What ever happened, you say, to Denny Laine — the guy who helped found two instantly recognizable bands, the Moody Blues and then Wings, before virtually disappearing? Good question.
When Daryl Hall and John Oates were asked to perform at the gala mid-1980s reopening of the Apollo Theater, Hall says they immediately thought of appearing with the Temptations. The problem? Their childhood heroes Eddie Kendrick and David Ruffin were on the outs.