A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

Hollywood has had a long love affair with pop stars. Considering their often outrageous personas, lifestyles, talent and high profiles, pop music figures are naturals for movie biographies about them, and many have been shot. The release of Bohemian Rhapsody is likely to revive and rev up the film genre of rock and roll biopics. By […]

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)

It’s hard to believe that Jimi Hendrix has gone from this world for nearly 50 years, given the remarkable string of releases — especially in recent years — drawn from the Hendrix vault since his passing. But his star burned so brightly, and his talent was so unique, that each release from Experience Hendrix — […]

Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Inside the 50th Anniversary of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ with Producer Giles Martin (The Interview)

Boasting signature classics like “Back In The USSR,” “While My Guitar Gently Weeps,” “Happiness Is A Warm Gun,” “Blackbird,” “Yer Blues,” “Birthday,” “Glass Onion,” “Helter Skelter” and “Julia,” The Beatles, more commonly known as The White Album, is a sprawling and ambitious double-album that chronicles the acceleration of the the Beatles‘ creative powers. Hot on the heels […]

The Plain White T’s Venture into New Musical and Video Frontiers with ‘Parallel Universe’ (Interview with Tom Higgenson)

The Plain White T’s Venture into New Musical and Video Frontiers with ‘Parallel Universe’ (Interview with Tom Higgenson)

The music of the Plain White T’s has often seemed to connote a specific rock/pop sound that could be considered a music brand.  But they’ve superceded that stereotype with their recent album Parallel Universe, which is rife with experimentation, including prominent electronic dance music sounds and synths. Their willingness to take risks has transcended the […]

‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ at 50: Dave Davies of the Kinks Looks Back (The Interview)

‘The Village Green Preservation Society’ at 50: Dave Davies of the Kinks Looks Back (The Interview)

The Kinks were rock’s quintessential misfits, always out of step and out of time, but that seemingly self-enforced separation from their fellow contemporaries made them so gloriously unique. The band’s masterpiece, The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society, stuck out like a sore thumb in 1968, a quaint and reflective nostalgic song cycle of […]

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