Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein on Hendrix, His New Band … and the LP That Was “The Biggest Disaster of the 1960s”

Vanilla Fudge’s Mark Stein on Hendrix, His New Band … and the LP That Was “The Biggest Disaster of the 1960s”

Vanilla Fudge departed from the three-minute single in 1967 with their debut album Vanilla Fudge. The New York-area band – drummer Carmine Appice, bassist Tim Bogert, guitarist Vinny Martell and organist Mark Stein – released the groundbreaking LP with extended versions of “Ticket to Ride,” “She’s Not There,” “Eleanor Rigby” and “You Keep Me Hangin’ […]

Top 11 Bald Rockers

Top 11 Bald Rockers

“Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to have made a lot of difference to my audience that I’m as bald as a billiard ball!” – James Taylor It’s inevitable that many rockers who have carved out decades-long careers will go bald. So what? That wavy hair may have waved goodbye but the music is just as vibrant. […]

Steve Rupert Drawings Vol. 3: Van Morrison and Dave Mason

Steve Rupert Drawings Vol. 3: Van Morrison and Dave Mason

Following up August’s Bruce Springsteen and Steve Wonder sketches, RCM Crowd Participation contributor Steve Rupert returns now with two more of his classic rock-inspired drawings. This month, we’re proud to pass along his sketches of Dave Mason and Van Morrison, two undeniably iconic musicians. Enjoy:   Stay tuned for more of Rupert’s rock-inspired drawings! Related links: […]

Still Feelin’ Alright: A Chat with Dave Mason

Still Feelin’ Alright: A Chat with Dave Mason

Scoring not once but twice in this crapshoot known as the music business, Dave Mason‘s seminal work as a founding member of Traffic and as a solo artist with signature hits Feelin’ Alright, Only You Know and I Know, and We Just Disagree solidifying his status as a thriving rock and roll survivor. A gifted songwriter, Mason’s […]

Dave Mason Premieres Reworked ‘Dear Mr. Fantasy’, from New Album ‘Future’s Past’ (Audio)

Dave Mason Premieres Reworked ‘Dear Mr. Fantasy’, from New Album ‘Future’s Past’ (Audio)

On May 13, Dave Mason will release Future’s Past, a compilation album featuring reworked versions of some of his classic songs from throughout his career as well as some new material. To ramp up excitement, Mason recently premiered a re-tooled version of the Traffic classic Dear Mr. Fantasy via USA Today – listen below: Said Mason […]