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 […]

Out Now: Stream ‘The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ Recorded at Abbey Road

Out Now: Stream ‘The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ Recorded at Abbey Road

The Beach Boys‘ immense song catalog is already filled with rich melodies, timeless classics and songwriting perfection — so adding in the accompaniment of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra makes for quite a treat. Today, a new album was released by Capitol/UMG that features the Beach Boys’ songs with newly arranged orchestral accompaniments. It’s very enjoyable […]

Out June 8: ‘The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ Recorded at Abbey Road

Out June 8: ‘The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra,’ Recorded at Abbey Road

On June 9, a special new release pairing several classic Beach Boys songs with the pristine arrangements of the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra will be released. Titled, simply, The Beach Boys with the Royal Philharmonic Orchestra, this new studio compilation features the Beach Boys’ original vocal recordings with new symphonic touches recorded by the Orchestra at […]

Simple Minds’ Staying Power: Jim Kerr Talks 40 Years, ‘Worlds,’ and a Return to Abbey Road

Simple Minds’ Staying Power: Jim Kerr Talks 40 Years, ‘Worlds,’ and a Return to Abbey Road

Don’t you – think of Simple Minds as a heritage act. Unlike other bands that formed in the late ‘70s, this Glasgow alt-rock group doesn’t do nostalgia package tours. It releases new studio albums semi-regularly and still retains the original creative core of singer Jim Kerr and guitarist Charlie Burchill. “I’ve never criticized anyone for […]

Roger Waters: The Interview

Roger Waters: The Interview

“Lab coats? Yeah, I suppose there were people in lab coats. Engineers,” Roger Waters says after I hand him a set of coasters with images of equipment from Abbey Road Studios in the 1960s that I’d spied sitting on a coffee table while waiting for him to arrive at a Manhattan recording studio for our […]

Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview

Fleetwood Mac, Blues and Chemistry: The Mick Fleetwood Interview

Long before Fleetwood Mac owned the Billboard record charts for years in the mid to late ’70s with a string of mega-selling albums/singles culled from the albums Fleetwood Mac, Rumours and Tusk, their formative sound was rooted in something altogether different. Fleetwood Mac mark 1 drew from a heavy blues-rock sound that stood in diametric opposition to their reputation as traditional pop […]