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 […]

Q&A: Judith Owen on Songwriting, Singing Backup for Spinal Tap and Music’s Role in Mental Health

Q&A: Judith Owen on Songwriting, Singing Backup for Spinal Tap and Music’s Role in Mental Health

With her new album Somebody’s Child, British singer/songwriter Judith Owen delivers an exceptional album conjuring the confessional Laurel Canyon music of yesterday — think Carole King, Judee Sill, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell — while infusing the artist’s own distinctive flair with sophisticated musical textures and hard-hitting lyrics. The album, which features seasoned accompaniment in the […]

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 […]

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 […]

Top 11 Wah-Wah Songs

Top 11 Wah-Wah Songs

“Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.” – Mark Twain “In the Presence of the Lord” by Blind Faith Eric Clapton wrote “In the Presence of the Lord” in 1969 while a member of Blind Faith. He asked keyboardist Steve Winwood to provide […]

Jeff Beck: The Interview

Jeff Beck: The Interview

“All I can tell you is that I never dwell on anything that’s been reasonably successful,” guitar legend Jeff Beck says as we begin the first of two lengthy conversations, focused on his new album, Loud Hailer, out July 15th, and his deluxe photo memoir BECK01, out now from Genesis Publications. “I guess it’s my […]

Space Ace in Orbit: Ace Frehley (The Interview)

Space Ace in Orbit: Ace Frehley (The Interview)

When you think about the greats in music, whether you’re name-checking Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Who, Stevie Wonder or Bruce Springsteen, each of those seminal artists drew from a vast palette of influences and inspirations to help forge their own artistic vision. With his fiery work in KISS and as a solo artist, legendary guitarist Ace Frehley sandblasted the rock world with his aggressive melodic style of six-string work. On his new CD, Origins Vol. 1, he proudly wears his influences on his sleeve paying tribute to the artists that rocked his world with powerful interpretations of classic songs culled from the […]

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 […]

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