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’ […]

Q&A: Lita Ford Talks New LP ‘Time Capsule’, Career, Ozzy Osbourne, and More

Q&A: Lita Ford Talks New LP ‘Time Capsule’, Career, Ozzy Osbourne, and More

Lita Ford was one of the original Riot grrrls along with her fellow compatriots in the Runaways. Upon the band’s breakup, Ford forged on as a solo artist, upending macho perceptions about the authenticity of a female guitar hero. But Ford proved all the naysayers wrong emerging as a legitimatize musical force, gender be damned racking up the smash hits Kiss Me Deadly and Close My Eyes Forever, a duet with Ozzy Osbourne. Since returning to the music scene after a long sabbatical, Ford is back with […]

Watch: Foo Fighters, Queen’s Roger Taylor and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin Cover ‘Under Pressure’ at Milton Keynes Bowl

Watch: Foo Fighters, Queen’s Roger Taylor and John Paul Jones of Led Zeppelin Cover ‘Under Pressure’ at Milton Keynes Bowl

Freddie Mercury‘s birthday took place over the weekend, and while the iconic Queen front man obviously wasn’t around to celebrate, some of his musical pals (and fans) convened at the Milton Keynes National Bowl in Buckinghamshire, England. That’s where Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters brought their Sonic Highways world tour on Saturday. To mark […]

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 […]

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, […]