The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview

The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview

Given the tumult churning around in our nation, Power Of Peace, the new collaborative project between Carlos Santana and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) offers the perfect musical salvo in reaction to seemingly insurmountable world problems. The project, which also features Carlos’ wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, finds the legendary Rock & Hall of Fame team […]

Still ‘Hanging By a Moment,’ 17 Years Later: Q&A with Lifehouse’s Jason Wade and Bryce Soderberg

Still ‘Hanging By a Moment,’ 17 Years Later: Q&A with Lifehouse’s Jason Wade and Bryce Soderberg

In the year 2001, it was completely impossible to avoid “Hanging By a Moment.” The song, from Los Angeles-based rock/pop band Lifehouse, announced their arrival in an infectious, can’t-get-it-out-of-your-head way and led their debut album No Name Face to sell nearly three million copies in the United States alone. It became the most-played radio song […]

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jerry Garcia’

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jerry Garcia’

Half a century ago, San Francisco musicians provided the soundtrack to 1967’s Summer of Love. Bands like Jefferson Airplane, Big Brother and the Holding Company (with Janis Joplin), Quicksilver Messenger Service, New Riders of the Purple Sage (NRPS) and Moby Grape helped introduce psychedelic rock to thousands of buzzed flower children at free concerts throughout […]

Every Day’s a Field Day: Marshall Crenshaw on New Vinyl Reissues, Songwriting (Q&A)

Every Day’s a Field Day: Marshall Crenshaw on New Vinyl Reissues, Songwriting (Q&A)

In 1982, the music world was introduced to Marshall Crenshaw, a singer/songwriter who crazy-glued the best of Buddy Holly, The Beatles, rockabilly, girl groups, Brill Building songwriting, Motown and R&B into a sparkling package. Since then, Marshall has commandeered a remarkably enduring career, issuing a string of timeless records teeming with his trademark sophisticated song […]

Michael Nesmith on New Book ‘Infinite Tuesday,’ the Monkees and Being John Lennon’s Friend (The Interview)

Michael Nesmith on New Book ‘Infinite Tuesday,’ the Monkees and Being John Lennon’s Friend (The Interview)

Core member of the Monkees. Country-rock maverick. Music Video pioneer. Entrepreneur. Texas-born singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Nesmith has worn many hats throughout his career, wool or otherwise. Infinite Tuesday, Nesmith’s new autobiography, unravels in its own typically idiosyncratic style, pivotal moments in his life unreeling like random snapshots in the artist’s head and imagination. A deep thinker, Nesmith lends […]

From the Black Crowes to the Magpie Salute: Rich Robinson Q&A

From the Black Crowes to the Magpie Salute: Rich Robinson Q&A

According to Merriam-Webster, one of the definitions of a “magpie” refers to one who collects indiscriminately. In the case of The Magpie Salute, a new 10-piece outfit drawing together three key members of The Black Crowes—Rich Robinson, Marc Ford and Sven Pipien—the groups collects its source material from a myriad of influences to create an expansive […]

Bobby Whitlock on Eric Clapton and Derek and the Dominos … and Why He Hates the Piano Coda of ‘Layla’ (Q&A)

Bobby Whitlock on Eric Clapton and Derek and the Dominos … and Why He Hates the Piano Coda of ‘Layla’ (Q&A)

Keyboardist, guitarist and singer Bobby Whitlock has performed on some of rock’s best-loved albums since his early days with Delaney & Bonnie & Friends. The Memphis native, mentored at Stax Records by Booker T. Jones and Steve Cropper, soon became a favorite of British musicians who hoped to tap his soulful R&B style. Whitlock, a […]

Q&A: Guitarist Tim Mahoney on 311’s New Album ‘Mosaic,’ Career Longevity, the Dead, and More

Q&A: Guitarist Tim Mahoney on 311’s New Album ‘Mosaic,’ Career Longevity, the Dead, and More

On June 23, 311 released Mosaic, the twelfth full-length album for the long-running alt/rock band. This time around, the band — vocalist/guitarist Nick Hexum, vocalist S.A. Martinez, bassist Aaron ‘P-Nut’ Wills, guitarist Tim Mahoney and drummer Chad Sexton — worked with producers John Feldmann and Scott “Scotch” Ralston, as well as a host of co-songwriters. […]