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.” […]

New Music Friday: Stream Alice Cooper’s Explosive New Album ‘Paranormal’

New Music Friday: Stream Alice Cooper’s Explosive New Album ‘Paranormal’

He’s baaack. On Friday, the shock-rock superstar himself, Alice Cooper, returned with a brand new studio album. Titled Paranormal, the record features 12 new songs from Alice. It also features several guest spots from big-name guests, including Deep Purple’s Roger Glover, U2’s Larry Mullen, Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top and some key members of the […]

Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top

Behind the Curtain: Billy Gibbons and ZZ Top

Every day now for two weeks, I heard the song rise from what must have been a pair of seriously-powered speakers the size of refrigerators. Floating out over the hills of Hollywood like sweetly-scented sonic spores, the music had to be screaming from those distant monitors because the riff of Billy Gibbons’ guitar scuttled the […]

ZZ Top + Gregg Allman Announce 2016 Tour

ZZ Top + Gregg Allman Announce 2016 Tour

Later this year, two heavy hitters of the Southern rock realm will convene for a U.S. tour when ZZ Top and Gregg Allman hit the road together. The icons and frequent touring partners will venture from the Midwest to the to the East Coast and back to California for the outing, which will take place starting […]

Perfectamusic: Riffing with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top (The Interview)

Perfectamusic: Riffing with Billy Gibbons of ZZ Top (The Interview)

Texas guitar wrangler Billy Gibbons sure knows his way around a fret board, whether firing off blues soaked licks in his first major band The Moving Sidewalks or Texas’s finest rock and roll outfit, ZZ Top. First gaining national prominence as 1/3 of ZZ Top, Gibbons’ virtuoso guitar playing, consummate songwriting and whiskey-soaked vocals helped […]

Out Now: Billy Gibbons’ Solo Album ‘Perfectamundo’ – Watch ‘Treat Her Right’ Video

Out Now: Billy Gibbons’ Solo Album ‘Perfectamundo’ – Watch ‘Treat Her Right’ Video

Billy Gibbons, perhaps best known as ZZ Top‘s guitarist, just released his first solo album earlier this month. Titled Perfectamundo, it was released under the name Billy Gibbons and the BFG’s. As you’d imagine, the album should be of interest to fans of ZZ Top’s long-running and well-established pedigree, though it does maintain its own […]

‘Jeff Beck Live +’ Album Out May 5, More Solo Dates Announced

‘Jeff Beck Live +’ Album Out May 5, More Solo Dates Announced

Legendary guitarist Jeff Beck already has a busy year coming, with an autobiography/documentary/book in the works, and now he’ll also release a new album on May 5. Titled Jeff Beck Live +, the collection includes recordings from Beck’s 2014 tour with ZZ Top. From the press release: The 14 live performances on JEFF BECK LIVE+ were recorded […]

Solo Survivor: Dennis DeYoung Talks Styx, Songwriting

Solo Survivor: Dennis DeYoung Talks Styx, Songwriting

Knocking on the door on the door of success for years, Styx embodied the never say die, never surrender ethos of their blue-collar Midwestern roots. Signed to Wooden Nickel Records, Styx’s self-titled debut was released in 1972 to little fanfare. A quick succession of studio albums followed in its wake (Styx II, The Serpent is […]