Top 11 Question Songs

Top 11 Question Songs

“A guy gave me a job at an information booth – no questions asked.” – Jay London “Questions 67 and 68” by Chicago “Questions 67 and 68” was written by Chicago’s Robert Lamm, who shared vocals with Peter Cetera. The 1969 song was the first single released by Chicago, when it was still named Chicago […]

Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

If you haven’t yet made your New Year’s resolutions, we’re here to help. We’ve listed the Top 11 songs about bad habits you should resolve to change this year, next year — and every year, honestly, if you’re unable to stick to it this time around. Most people will find one or two of their […]

Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

Top 11 Shock Rock Songs

“I’m at a point in life when nothing feels shocking to me. I need something to shock me! I’m almost ready to see a UFO.” – CeeLo Green The list is compiled chronologically by the start of the musicians’ careers. “Constipation Blues” by Screamin’ Jay Hawkins Screamin’ Jay Hawkins was one of the pioneers of […]

Chuck Leavell Discusses Life as the Rolling Stones’ Musical Director After Years With the Allman Brothers Band

Chuck Leavell Discusses Life as the Rolling Stones’ Musical Director After Years With the Allman Brothers Band

America has not had an extended visit by the Rolling Stones since 2015’s Zip Code tour, but that changes in 2019. The Stones’ No Filter stadium tour will play 13 concerts that begin April 20 in Miami and wrap June 21 in Chicago. Along with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will […]

Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs

Top 11 Anti-Thanksgiving Songs

I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land. – Jon Stewart Feeling thankful about anything yet? Neither are we. Thanksgiving is approaching, and the day is supposed to be about gratitude but let’s face […]

Keith Emerson’s Final Songwriting Is Featured on Robert Berry’s New 3.2 Album ‘The Rules Have Changed’ (Listen)

Keith Emerson’s Final Songwriting Is Featured on Robert Berry’s New 3.2 Album ‘The Rules Have Changed’ (Listen)

As keyboardist of Emerson, Lake & Palmer, Keith Emerson was a cornerstone of the progressive rock era of the 1970s. Emerson, who suffered from depression, took his own life in 2016 after nerve damage restricted his playing. In 1988, Emerson and Palmer joined multi-instrumentalist Robert Berry to form 3 in the wake of ELP’s disbanding […]

Top 11 Arena Rock Songs

Top 11 Arena Rock Songs

“In the ’70s … that’s the era when that was kind of perfected, the whole idea of Arena Rock. In the arena back then you were a little, tiny thing on stage making a great big noise. What really mattered was that sound you were making.” – Lawrence Gowan of Styx “Too Much Time on […]

Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Top 11 British Phrases Heard in Beatles Songs

Until 1964, Americans imagined Brits as businessmen in bowler hats and stuffy butlers who served tea. The Beatles‘ arrival on our shores changed all that. We grew our hair, dressed in Carnaby Street fashions and overnight, British words like “fab” and “gear” entered our language. But Beatles lyrics contain many expressions that many American fans […]

Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs

Top 11 Anti-Labor Day Anti-Work Songs

Note: This piece originally ran in time for Labor Day 2012. Since 1894, when Madonna was just a toddler, the U.S. has celebrated Labor Day – …a yearly national tribute to the contributions workers have made to the strength, prosperity, and well-being of our country. — U.S. Dept. of Labor Whatever.  For the rest of […]

Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen’s New Book ‘Been So Long’ Recalls His Journey from Jefferson Airplane to Hot Tuna and Beyond

Q&A: Jorma Kaukonen’s New Book ‘Been So Long’ Recalls His Journey from Jefferson Airplane to Hot Tuna and Beyond

Jorma Kaukonen has been a force in rock music for more than a half-century. A founding member of two groundbreaking bands – Jefferson Airplane and Hot Tuna – the singer-guitarist has just released his new autobiography, Been So Long: My Life and Music. Kaukonen’s guitar work with the Airplane helped define psychedelic rock guitar; at the […]

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