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’ […]

Soundman: A Chat with Legendary Producer Glyn Johns

Soundman: A Chat with Legendary Producer Glyn Johns

In the glorious world of rock and roll, record producers are an invaluable commodity. They serve as the key conduit helping to nurture, shape, inspire, guide and ultimately capture the essence of an artist or group. For that same artist/group, coming to the sessions prepared with a bulletproof batch of divinely inspired and chart worthy […]

Paul McCartney Releases Version of Wings’ ‘Beware My Love’ with John Bonham on Drums (Audio)

Paul McCartney Releases Version of Wings’ ‘Beware My Love’ with John Bonham on Drums (Audio)

On Monday, Paul McCartney took part in a Q&A session on Twitter – where, surprisingly, he released a previously unheard version of the Wings song Beware My Love – featuring Led Zeppelin drummer John Bonham. Listen below, via Twitter (click here if it doesn’t work below): .@raisingbiz Yes indeed! And here’s the world premiere of […]

Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jeff Beck at the Riot House

Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jeff Beck at the Riot House

The latest installment in our Behind the Curtain category, journalist Steve Rosen recounts his fateful encounter with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The drive from my guesthouse/cottage in the hills of Hollywood to the then hallowed Continental Hyatt House for the interview with Jeff Beck took maybe four minutes. Still, it was 240 of the most […]

Behind the Curtain – Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977

Behind the Curtain – Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977

Steve Rosen has been writing about the creatures of rock and roll for 40 years. His stories have appeared in and on Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitarist, Total Guitar and Ultimate-Guitar.com and virtually every other magazine and website with “guitar” in its title. The Laurel Canyon resident has written seven books—including works on Jeff Beck, […]