‘The Music of Cream’ (Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns) U.S. Tour Kicking Off 9/28

‘The Music of Cream’ (Kofi Baker, Malcolm Bruce and Will Johns) U.S. Tour Kicking Off 9/28

As promised back in May, the Music of Cream tour — featuring Kofi Baker (Ginger Baker’s son), Malcom Bruce (the late Jack Bruce‘s son) and Will Johns (Eric Clapton‘s nephew) will begin a North American tour shortly. This will mark the group’s first stateside tour, after previously performing in Australia and New Zealand in 2017. […]

Top 11 Songs About Fictional Characters

Top 11 Songs About Fictional Characters

“I am the Batman. This is my city. At night it belongs to me.” “Batman” by Neal Hefti On first listen, the theme from the Batman TV show seems pretty simple: a jazzy score and the word “Batman” repeated 12 times. But composer Neal Hefti said in TV’s Biggest Hits that it was the hardest […]

Behind the Curtain: Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker

Behind the Curtain:  Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker

Sometimes, interviews don’t go well. It’s part of the business, and as rock journalist Steve Rosen can attest in his latest Behind the Curtain entry, it happens.  I’m often asked, “What is the worst interview you ever did?” It’s an interesting turn of phrase, because lurking behind the suggestive and intriguing façade of the query […]

Top 11 Songs Featured in ‘The Sopranos’

Top 11 Songs Featured in ‘The Sopranos’

For six unforgettable seasons, creator David Chase made music an integral part of the Emmy Award-winning drama The Sopranos. Mob boss Tony Soprano (the late, great James Gandolfini) was the show’s focus, and Chase used as a musical guide “any song that Tony would be listening to, that he would have on his radio station.” […]

Talkin’ Endurance and ‘Psychic Warfare’ with Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster

Talkin’ Endurance and ‘Psychic Warfare’ with Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster

I’m from Maryland. So is Clutch. Shamefully, I boarded the Clutch bandwagon WAY late, even after years of hearing their name bandied about by the heavier rock fans in my musical circle. While I was busy learning Cinderella covers to play at strip-mall menu venues, Clutch was doing things in a dogged, determined fashion, always […]

Ginger Baker Recovering After Major Heart Surgery

Ginger Baker Recovering After Major Heart Surgery

World class drummer Ginger Baker, an integral part, along with Eric Clapton and the late Jack Bruce, of blues/rock band Cream, recently underwent major heart surgery. His daughter, Leda, told the Daily Mirror that her 76-year-old father is “on the road to recovery” after a series of medical setbacks. A few weeks back, a message pertaining […]