Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories  “If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.” – Woody Allen Pink Floyd In 1963, future Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason went through band names that included the Meggadeaths, the Screaming Abdabs, Leonard’s […]

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 […]

Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Paul Rodgers: Forever a ‘Free Spirit’ (The Interview)

Recorded at London’s Royal Albert Hall, Free Spirit – Celebrating The Music of Free, the new CD/DVD from legendary singer Paul Rodgers finds the master rock stylist revisiting the catalog of his late ‘60s/early ‘70s group, Free. The best singer in rock and roll, according to this rock scribe, Rodgers’ remarkable voice remains a marvel, […]

Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Behind the Curtain: Vinnie Vincent

Vinnie Vincent is a superhero. Well, in a way. He is part of a great and rare fraternity called the Secret Society of Six-String Supermen or S.S.S.S.S [imagine the sound of a pick sliding down a guitar string]. It is the most exclusive organization in the world—in the history of the world—and there is only […]

DVD/Blu-Ray Review of ‘Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story’

DVD/Blu-Ray Review of ‘Still on the Run: The Jeff Beck Story’

The recent 108-minute DVD—Still On the Run: The Jeff Beck Story—produced by Eagle Vision/Universal Music Group is an engaging and informative visual document on the legendary guitarist. There are interviews with some of the musicians who have played pivotal roles in Beck’s career, including Rod Stewart, Jimmy Page, Eric Clapton, Ronnie Wood and Jan Hammer […]

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