Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More

Elliot Easton on the Cars in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Their Classic Debut Album and More

Passed over for years, The Cars are finally being inducted into The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. And it’s about time. Coming off like art-rock Beatles fronted by Buddy Holly, they delivered album after album of infectious pop music laced with a twisted, avant-garde sensibility, marrying mighty hooks, lush vocals, consummate musicality and forward […]

Randy Bachman Loves the Beatles (Q&A About His New George Harrison Tribute LP, ‘By George – By Bachman’)

Randy Bachman Loves the Beatles (Q&A About His New George Harrison Tribute LP, ‘By George – By Bachman’)

Randy Bachman’s status as a rock and roll pioneer and legend is rock solid. He was a founding member of the Guess Who in the 1960s and Bachman Turner Overdrive in the 1970s, with hits like “American Woman,” “Takin’ Care of Business,” “These Eyes” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet” under his belt, and is […]

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.” […]

We’re All Right: An Interview with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen

We’re All Right: An Interview with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen

A sample question from the TV show Jeopardy would read… “Two heartthrobs, two weirdos and a pulverizing sound mining Beatles-esque melodic magic affixed to Who/Yardbirds/Kinks muscle. The answer… “What is Cheap Trick?” Since storming the scene in the late ‘70s, Cheap Trick have weathered Mount Olympus commercial highs, devastating commercial misfortune, band lineup changes and […]

Top 11 New York City Songs

Top 11 New York City Songs

“New York now leads the world’s great cities in the number of people around whom you shouldn’t make a sudden move.” – David Letterman (Editor’s Note: As this list curates songs from the folk/classic rock realm, it does not feature Frank Sinatra’s classic “Theme From ‘New York New York,” though that has been added here […]

An Oral History of the Raspberries’ 2004 Reunion and New ‘Pop Art Live’ Album

An Oral History of the Raspberries’ 2004 Reunion and New ‘Pop Art Live’ Album

A monster hit in 1972, “Go All The Way” put Raspberries on the musical map. Through the years, the band has boasted some serious heavyweight fans numbering the likes of John Lennon, Tom Petty, Paul Stanley, Rick Springfield, Axl Rose and Jon Bon Jovi. Bruce Springsteen, in particular, has been a fervent champion of the […]

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