Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt

Behind the Curtain: Leo Fender/Dale Hyatt

Photo: Rosen, Leo Fender and Hyatt (Glen Laferman) I can’t remember a lot of things. I can’t remember my house in St. Louis, which is where I lived for the first six years of my life before my parents decided to relocate to California. I can’t remember what it was like sitting in a classroom when […]

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)

The Jimi Hendrix Experience’s ‘Electric Ladyland’ at 50: Under the Hood with Eddie Kramer and John McDermott (Anniversary Edition Out Now)

It’s hard to believe that Jimi Hendrix has gone from this world for nearly 50 years, given the remarkable string of releases — especially in recent years — drawn from the Hendrix vault since his passing. But his star burned so brightly, and his talent was so unique, that each release from Experience Hendrix — […]

Eric Clapton to Release First Christmas Album, ‘Happy Xmas,’ Featuring Classics and an Original Song, on 10/12

Eric Clapton to Release First Christmas Album, ‘Happy Xmas,’ Featuring Classics and an Original Song, on 10/12

It’s never too early to start thinking about holiday music. That’s a sentiment that Eric Clapton apparently holds, and on Oct. 12 the guitar legend will release Happy Xmas, his first album meant to encourage holiday cheer and his 24th LP overall. In addition to new recordings of classic and lesser-known Christmas songs, one original […]

Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan

Behind the Curtain: Rock and Roll Adventures with Stevie Ray Vaughan

The Columbia Records complex in Century City is a beehive of activity. The building — made of chrome, polished wood and a thousand windows reflecting sunlight — is composed of offices, archive rooms, cubicles and conference suites. In every corner of the building secretaries, administrators, A&R staff, and promo and marketing people are running around […]

Peter Frampton to Reissue Grammy-Winning 2006 Album ‘Fingerprints’ with First Vinyl Release

Peter Frampton to Reissue Grammy-Winning 2006 Album ‘Fingerprints’ with First Vinyl Release

In 2006, Peter Frampton won a Grammy Award for Best Pop Instrumental Album with Fingerprints, and on January 26, 2018 the record will receive a full reissue in commemoration. Released via Frampton’s own imprint Phenix Photograph, Fingerprints will be made available for the first time on vinyl with this reissue. A truly diverse and eclectic […]

Out Now: ‘Rise,’ the Debut EP from Richie Sambora + Orianthi’s RSO (Listen)

Out Now: ‘Rise,’ the Debut EP from Richie Sambora + Orianthi’s RSO (Listen)

On Sept. 29, a 5-song EP was released by a new project featuring two celebrated six-string masters: Richie Sambora, longtime guitarist of Bon Jovi, and guitarist Orianthi. The genre-hopping project goes by the name RSO (blending their initials), and the EP is titled Rise. From the press release: RSO displays the undeniable chemistry that Sambora and […]

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