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 […]

Robert Plant Premieres ‘Bluebirds Over the Mountain’ ft. Chrissie Hynde; Announces U.S. Tour Dates

Robert Plant Premieres ‘Bluebirds Over the Mountain’ ft. Chrissie Hynde; Announces U.S. Tour Dates

On October 13, Robert Plant will return with a new album titled Carry Fire. The legendary former lead vocalist of Led Zeppelin has previewed it already with “The May Queen” and “Bones of Saints,” and now a third track from the record has been made available ahead of the LP’s release. Titled “Bluebirds Over the Mountain,” […]

Top 11 Prison Songs

Top 11 Prison Songs

I am an expert of electricity. My father occupied the chair of applied electricity at the state prison. – W. C. Fields “Jailhouse Rock” by Elvis Presley “Jailhouse Rock” was the title song of Elvis Presley‘s 1957 film about an innocent prisoner who later becomes a star. Jerry Leiber and Mike Stoller discussed writing “Jailhouse […]

On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

“I adore her,” Chrissie Hynde says of fellow rock legend Stevie Nicks, on whose current tour Hynde’s band the Pretenders are filling the supporting slot. “Stevie’s shows are great, and she’s a darling. She’s got an incredible voice, and it’s a good audience.” While the Pretenders have been fitting in the odd headlining show while […]

Watch the Pretenders (and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys) Perform ‘Holy Commotion’ on ‘The Late Show’

Watch the Pretenders (and Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys) Perform ‘Holy Commotion’ on ‘The Late Show’

Recently, Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders released a great new record, Alone, a collection of new songs produced by Dan Auerbach of the Black Keys. On Monday night, Hynde, the band and Auerbach stopped by the Late Show with Stephen Colbert to perform the LP’s lead single, “Holy Commotion,” and things got pretty loud: Hynde and […]

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