Top 11 Songs Featured in ‘The Sopranos’

Top 11 Songs Featured in ‘The Sopranos’

For six unforgettable seasons, creator David Chase made music an integral part of the Emmy Award-winning drama The Sopranos. Mob boss Tony Soprano (the late, great James Gandolfini) was the show’s focus, and Chase used as a musical guide “any song that Tony would be listening to, that he would have on his radio station.” […]

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Nuclear apocalypse – who do you need? Actors are probably not top of the list. What can I do for you? I can pretend to be somebody who can grow you some nice crops. – Christian Bale You’d better read our Top 11 Apocalypse Songs now – before it’s too late. You never know. “1999” by […]

Top 11 Songs from Martin Scorsese Films

Top 11 Songs from Martin Scorsese Films

Director Martin Scorsese and the Rolling Stones‘ Mick Jagger have teamed as executive producers of Vinyl, a 10-episode series on the ’70s rock scene that premieres on HBO Feb. 14. At a Television Critics Association panel,  Jagger acknowledged that the acclaimed director “was one of the first people that really used rock ‘n’ roll, like […]

iPods, Cheesy Wotsits and the Changing Experience of Music…

iPods, Cheesy Wotsits and the Changing Experience of Music…

Here’s the first column from new RCM contributor Andy Pritchard, a musician/songwriter based out of North London, England… ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ Now I love my iPod as much as the next man. Tube journeys are transformed by plugging in and closing my eyes, even if I do have to have it so loud that what’s left of […]

Top 11 Songs About Faraway Places

Top 11 Songs About Faraway Places

“If God had really intended men to fly, he’d make it easier to get to the airport.” — George Winters Rockers have traveled to every corner of the earth – if not by plane, train and automobile then in their imaginations – to compose our Top 11 Songs About Faraway Places. Some songs celebrated their […]

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 […]

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 Loser Songs

Top 11 Loser Songs

Without losers, where would the winners be? – Casey Stengel We’ll hear plenty this month about the new inductees to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Enough already. Let’s celebrate the failures for a change with our Top 11 Songs About Losers. 11. Margaritaville by Jimmy Buffett When Margaritaville hit the top ten in […]

Mick Jones + Paul Simonon of The Clash, Frank Ocean Collaborate on ‘Hero’ for Converse (Listen)

Mick Jones + Paul Simonon of The Clash, Frank Ocean Collaborate on ‘Hero’ for Converse (Listen)

Last week The Clash‘s Paul Simonon and Mick Jones came together at Brooklyn’s Converse Rubber Track Studio to record a recent track for Converse’s Three Artists, One Song series. The Clash has been known for transcending musical boundaries, unveiling unique sounds by blending genres and staying essentially punk. The song is a collaborative effort with famed dance/hip […]