Top 11 Songs About Booze

Top 11 Songs About Booze

“I drink too much. The last time I gave a urine sample it had an olive in it.” – Rodney Dangerfield “The No No Song” by Ringo Starr Singer-songwriter Hoyt Axton was inspired to write “The No No Song” the morning after a losing bout with booze and drugs. “I was afraid if I looked […]

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 […]

Tom Jones: The Interview

Tom Jones: The Interview

Welsh-born singer Tom Jones is renowned as an exciting and dynamic stage performer boasting a powerful and gritty voice that could move mountains. Jones first broke through in the U.S. in the mid ’60s with a slate of pop hits numbering What’s New Pussycat? and It’s Not Unusual. And while his new autobiography, Over the Top and […]

Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)

Albert Lee on Everly Brothers, the Crickets and Decades of Rock History (Interview)

A guitar player’s guitarist, Albert Lee is universally championed as one of the most tasteful and consummate six-string slingers to ever strap on an instrument. His stellar work both as a solo artist and performing with the likes of The Everly Brothers, Eric Clapton, Emmylou Harris, Dave Edmunds, Jackson Browne, Rosanne Cash, Rodney Crowell, Jerry Lee […]

Dave Edmunds: They Call It Rock (Interview)

Dave Edmunds: They Call It Rock (Interview)

Wedged between the primal heavy metal thunder of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Iron Butterfly and the introspective Laurel Canyon singer/songwriter fare ala Carole King, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, Dave Edmunds’ 1970 solo smash single, I Hear You Knocking, a cover of Smiley Lewis chestnut, sounded like a lost musical missive plucked from the […]

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015: Elton John, the Who, Wilco, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Ryan Adams Top Bill (Details)

New Orleans Jazz Fest 2015: Elton John, the Who, Wilco, Tony Bennett & Lady Gaga, Ryan Adams Top Bill (Details)

Festival announcement season is in full swing, and the 2015 New Orleans Jazz & Heritage Festival brought the goods this time around. This year’s Jazz Fest, which will take place between April 24 and May 15, 2015, features (among others) the following acts: Elton John The Who Jimmy Buffett and the Coral Reef Band Tony […]

Top 11 Celebrity Name Check Songs

Top 11 Celebrity Name Check Songs

Long before hip hop took name dropping to an insane level, rockers used music to honor those they admire. Often shout outs are a tribute to artists from the past; sometimes they acknowledge a contemporary’s work. Who would you add to our list of Top 11 Celebrity Name Checks? 11. Steve McQueen by Sheryl Crow […]