Top 11 Songs Performed By Women

Top 11 Songs Performed By Women

“Men make angry music and it’s called rock and roll; Women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they’re angry and militant.” – Ani DiFranco Note: Obviously, selecting 11 songs performed by female songwriters/singers leaves out countless similarly deserving titles — so feel free to leave a comment below with any we omitted that you’d […]

Turn Me On: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

Turn Me On: St. Paul and the Broken Bones

For his latest Turn Me On entry, 88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson writes about Birmingham, Alabama’s St. Paul And The Broken Bones….   If this was the early 1970s, Birmingham, Alabama’s St. Paul And The Broken Bones — with their stylish, horn-powered, Otis Redding-cum-Al Green-meets-early-Chicago, can’t-get-it-outta-your-head soul music — would own the airwaves […]

Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS’ Legacy and Paul McCartney’s Influence

Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS’ Legacy and Paul McCartney’s Influence

Outspoken and brash, arrogant and opinionated, profane and vulgar, supremely narcissistic and sexist, are among the colorful descriptions both the public and media foist at KISS’ founding member Gene Simmons. Acutely aware of how he is perceived, Simmons even named his last solo album Asshole. When meeting with the “God of Thunder,” one will notice […]

Soul Star Man: Paul Stanley (The Interview)

Soul Star Man: Paul Stanley (The Interview)

Hard rock to country, pop to jazz, electronica to hip-hop, folk to blues, the real measure and value of music is whether it succeeds in connecting with the listener. In that way, all music that taps into that emotional vein is soul music. In the past 40 + years, as lead singer/front man of KISS, Paul Stanley has […]

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 […]

Good Memories: A Conversation with Marty Balin

Good Memories: A Conversation with Marty Balin

“One for Paul, one for Jorma, one for to make Jack’s bass rejoice, can’t you hear old Gracie wailin’, ah good memories that feed my head” sings former Jefferson Airplane/Starship lead vocalist Marty Balin about his former Airplane band mates on the song Good Memories, the title track of one of two new Marty Balin records issued simultaneously: Good Memories, a collection of newly-recorded acoustic tinged renditions of Jefferson Airplane/Jefferson Starship […]

Bettye LaVette on 50+ Years of Soul (Interview)

Bettye LaVette on 50+ Years of Soul (Interview)

“This is my fourth career,” Bettye LaVette, the soul singer, jokes as we begin our interview ahead of her residency at New York City’s Café Carlyle. LaVette was a sixteen year old from Detroit when she cut her first single, 1962s My Man—He’s a Lovin’ Man. Jerry Wexler, the famed head of Atlantic Records heard […]

Important Concert Sites

Important Concert Sites

There are concerts and then there are concerts. Sometimes, a rock ‘n roll event brushes up against a small theater or big racetrack and things are never quite the same. Here are 10 sites scattered across United States that hosted some of the most memorable moments in music history. Watkins Glen Racetrack Route 16 and […]

Top 11 Sun Songs

Top 11 Sun Songs

The sun is shining so it’s time to break out the SPF 2000 and hit the beach. Not quite in shape yet? OK, then bask in the glow of our Top 11 Sun Songs. If we missed any, tell us your favorites in the Comments section below. And don’t forget to turn over! 11. Cheap […]