Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)

Roger Daltrey on His New Solo Album, The Personal Power of ‘Tommy,’ The Who’s Originality and More (The Interview)

Listening to the Who’s debut 1965 album, My Generation, and the new Roger Daltrey solo album, As Long As I Have You, with a mere 55 years in between, one can hear the stylistic ground that connects both together. There’s a wide range of material on Daltrey’s new solo effort, his first since 1992, which finds the legendary […]

Hear Jimi Hendrix’s Previously Unreleased Cover of Muddy Waters’ ‘Mannish Boy’ – from ‘Both Sides of the Sky’

Hear Jimi Hendrix’s Previously Unreleased Cover of Muddy Waters’ ‘Mannish Boy’ – from ‘Both Sides of the Sky’

On March 9, Both Sides of the Sky, a new collection of previously unheard Jimi Hendrix material will be released — and now we have a song to preview from the LP. Titled “Mannish Boy,” this song came out of the first-ever studio session from the group of musicians Hendrix would later christen the BAnd […]

Top 11 Rock Songs That Started as Blues and R&B

Top 11 Rock Songs That Started as Blues and R&B

   “White folks hear the blues come out, but they don’t know how it got there.” – Ma Rainey “Time Is on My Side” by Irma Thomas and the Rolling Stones “Time Is on My Side” was written by Jerry Ragovoy for jazz trombonist Kai Winding in 1963. Winding’s version, essentially an instrumental, only included […]

The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview

The ‘Power of Peace’ with Carlos Santana, Cindy Blackman Santana and the Isley Brothers: The Interview

Given the tumult churning around in our nation, Power Of Peace, the new collaborative project between Carlos Santana and The Isley Brothers (Ronald and Ernie) offers the perfect musical salvo in reaction to seemingly insurmountable world problems. The project, which also features Carlos’ wife, Cindy Blackman Santana, finds the legendary Rock & Hall of Fame team […]

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Carlos Santana – The Interview

Alchemy. It’s that magic, intangible ingredient that determines the creative heights one can achieve in a collaborative process. Over the course of three landmark albums, Santana, Abraxas and Santana III, the members of the legendary San Francisco outfit proved time and time again how the perfect musical alchemy could create a wondrous tapestry of timeless, […]

Johnny Winter: ‘True to the Blues’ – An Interview

Johnny Winter: ‘True to the Blues’ – An Interview

Johnny Winter is a guitarist’s guitarist. Just take a gander at the glowing testimonials from the likes of Pete Townshend, Eddie Van Halen, Joe Perry of Aerosmith, Gregg Allman, The Doors’ Robby Krieger, Carlos Santana, ZZ Top‘s Billy Gibbons and countless others in the booklet for his new career-spanning 4-CD box set, True to the Blues: […]