Peter Frampton and Jerry Shirley of Humble Pie – The Interview

Peter Frampton and Jerry Shirley of Humble Pie – The Interview

As a recording act, Humble Pie –guitarist/vocalist Steve Marriott, lead guitarist/vocalist Peter Frampton, bassist Greg Ridley and drummer Jerry Shirley–started off slow out of the gate as the group’s first three albums–As Safe as Yesterday, Town and Country and Humble Pie–barely made a dent on the charts. It wasn’t until 1971’s Performance-Rockin’ the Fillmore that the Pie truly heated […]

Boston’s Tom Scholz Gives ‘Peace of Mind’ on the Band and New Album ‘Life, Love and Hope’ (Interview)

Boston’s Tom Scholz Gives ‘Peace of Mind’ on the Band and New Album ‘Life, Love and Hope’ (Interview)

In 1976, the music of Boston was inescapable. You’d have to be living on a another planet if you wanted to avoid the melodically-powered aural juggernauts More Than a Feeling, Foreplay/Long Time and Peace of Mind, anthems culled from the group’s extraordinary debut, which has tallied over 17 million sales to date. Over the course of numerous […]

Gettin’ Gonzo with the Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent (Interview)

Gettin’ Gonzo with the Motor City Madman, Ted Nugent (Interview)

A loin cloth wearin’, bow-and-arrow-armed crazed rock and roll caveman, impassioned hunting advocate and contentious right-wing political provocateur, there’s one thing for damn certain: Ted Nugent doesn’t shy away from speaking his mind. Love him or hate him, he must be doing something right, as the sixty-five-year-old  rocker has had a “stranglehold” on the music […]

Ringo Starr Comes Together: Life, His New ‘Photograph’ Book and the Beatles (Interview)

Ringo Starr Comes Together: Life, His New ‘Photograph’ Book and the Beatles (Interview)

At age 73, Ringo Starr, the world’s most famous rock and roll drummer, has no plans to slow down. He’s just embarked on a tour of South America with his latest incarnation of the All-Starr Band, a troupe that includes Todd Rundgren, Toto’s Steve Lukather, Gregg Rolie of Santana/Journey fame, multi-instrumentalist Mark Rivera (Billy Joel/Foreigner) […]

A Chat with Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon

A Chat with Kevin Cronin of REO Speedwagon

For over four decades and through various lineup overhauls, REO Speedwagon continues to roll with the changes. Like fellow ’70s Midwest musical compatriots Styx, Cheap Trick, Grand Funk and Bob Seger, from ratty clubs to 20,000 seat venues they developed their following through years of exhaustive touring. A new DVD, Live at Moondance Jam, demonstrates that the band […]

Tim Matheson: From ‘Animal House’ to ‘The West Wing’ to ‘Hart of Dixie’ (Interview)

Tim Matheson: From ‘Animal House’ to ‘The West Wing’ to ‘Hart of Dixie’ (Interview)

Best known as the smooth-talking Eric “Otter” Stratton in the acclaimed 1978 comedy Animal House, Tim Matheson is the definition of a working actor. Beginning his career at the age of 13, Matheson has appeared in countless shows including Leave it to Beaver, My Three Sons, Bonanza, Rhoda, Hawaii Five-0, Burn Notice, and Rod Serling’s Night Gallery.  Matheson also worked as a voice […]

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