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 […]

Stream ‘On Air,’ a New Collection of Rolling Stones BBC Recordings from the 1960s (New Music Friday)

Stream ‘On Air,’ a New Collection of Rolling Stones BBC Recordings from the 1960s (New Music Friday)

The Rolling Stones dipped into the vault yet again for a new release, On Air, which compiles a lengthy list of live performances given by the legendary rock band on various BBC radio programs in the 1960s. This release comes shortly after the Stones’ lavish reissue of Their Satanic Majesties Request back in September. The […]

Rest in Peace, Arranger/Composer Paul Buckmaster: 1946-2017

Rest in Peace, Arranger/Composer Paul Buckmaster: 1946-2017

Paul Buckmaster, the Grammy-winning composer, arranger and conductor who worked with luminaries including Sir Elton John, the Rolling Stones, David Bowie and more, died at the age of 71 on Tuesday. It is with heavy hearts that we share our beloved friend and longtime client Paul Buckmaster has passed away. Paul’s iconic arrangements touched the […]

Q&A: Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno Talks ‘For Crying Out Loud,’ Touring the U.S. and His Band’s Shape-Shifting Career

Q&A: Kasabian’s Serge Pizzorno Talks ‘For Crying Out Loud,’ Touring the U.S. and His Band’s Shape-Shifting Career

Kasabian is practically a household name among alternative rock fans in Britain. Hailing from Leicester (located just outside Birmingham), the band’s 2004 self-titled debut record sold more than a million copies at home and spawned four top 20 singles. Since then, each successive studio release has entered the U.K. charts at No. 1. The four-piece […]

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 […]

After Covering Beach Boys, Avenged Sevenfold Have Now Tackled the Rolling Stones’ ‘As Tears Go By’ – Listen

After Covering Beach Boys, Avenged Sevenfold Have Now Tackled the Rolling Stones’ ‘As Tears Go By’ – Listen

A few weeks ago, hard rock/metal band Avenged Sevenfold caught folks by surprise with their cover of the Beach Boys’ “God Only Knows,” part of their series of covers released in conjunction with their latest studio album, The Stage. Well, they’ve now set their sights on the Rolling Stones, premiering a cover of the Stones’ […]

Top 11 Songs With Advice You Ought to Take

Top 11 Songs With Advice You Ought to Take

“Never tell your problems to anyone … 20% don’t care and the other 80% are glad you have them.” – Lou Holtz “Walk This Way” by Aerosmith and Run-D.M.C. When hip hop group Run-D.M.C. had a 1986 crossover hit with a cover of Aerosmith‘s “Walk This Way,” it marked hip hop’s entry into mainstream pop […]

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