August 15, 2022
Out Now: The Interrupters Seek the Light with ‘In the Wild,’ a Set of Resilient, Unifying Ska/Punk Anthems (Listen)
August 15, 2022
Yeah Yeah Yeahs Debut Video for Simmering New Song “Burning”; ‘Cool It Down’ LP 9/30; Fall Tour
August 15, 2022
Stream an Early Demo of Lou Reed “Men of Good Fortune,” from New ‘Words & Music, May 1965’ Rarities Set 8/26
August 15, 2022
Out Now: Alt/Rock Hitmakers Collective Soul Return with New Album, ‘Vibrating’; On Tour with Switchfoot
August 15, 2022
Jeff Beck Announces U.S. Tour Starting 9/23; New Album with Johnny Depp, ’18,’ Available Now
August 14, 2022
Built To Spill’s “When The Wind Forgets Your Name” – First Album Since 2015 – Releases Sept. 9th (Listen)
August 12, 2022
August 2022 Issue
August 12, 2022
Watch: First Aid Kit Premieres New Video “Out of My Head” off Upcoming Album “Palomino” – Out November 4th
August 12, 2022
Megadeth Says “Soldier On!” with Energy Blast of a New Song; ‘The Sick, The Dying…And The Dead!’ Out 9/2
August 12, 2022
Oasis Previews ‘Be Here Now’ 25th Anniversary Edition with New Video for “Stand By Me” (Set Out 8/19)
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August 6, 2021
Out Now: Night Ranger Returns with New Studio Album, ‘ATBPO’ — Listen
Today, Aug. 6, Night Ranger (known around the world for classic tracks like “Sister Christian”, “Don’t Tell Me You Love Me” and “When You Close Your Eyes,” among others) returned...
June 28, 2021
Night Ranger Shares Video for “Bring It All Home To Me” — New Album ‘ATBPO’ Coming 8/6
On Aug. 6, Night Ranger will return with ATBPO, the long-running band‘s 12th studio album and the first since 2017’s Don’t Let Up, via Frontiers Music Srl. The band recently debuted a roaring music...
May 24, 2021
Night Ranger Roars Back with the Guitar-Heavy “Breakout,” New Album ‘ATBPO’ Coming 8/6
On Aug. 6, Night Ranger will return with ATBPO, the long-running band‘s 12th studio album and the first since 2017’s Don’t Let Up, via Frontiers Music Srl. ATBPO stands for...
January 27, 2020
Sammy Hagar & the Circle, Whitesnake and Night Ranger to Head Out on Summer 2020 Tour
Yet another grouping of top-tier classic rock acts will head out on a tour this summer. Announced on Monday, this big-ticket tour will feature Sammy Hagar & the Circle, Whitesnake...
July 6, 2022
Metallica “Totally Blown Away” with How ‘Stranger Things’ Utilized “Master of Puppets” in Season 4 Finale
“Master of Puppets” remains one of the most well-known and widely beloved songs from Metallica — a “calling card” of the thrash metal titans‘ career, if you will, arguably one...
October 25, 2021
Recap: Two Nights of Cathartic Campfire Singalongs with Phoebe Bridgers and Friends at the Greek Theatre in LA
“Some of my songs are about having depression. Some of my songs are about having depression on tour. And most of my songs are about having depression in Los Angeles.”...
September 17, 2020
Tonight 9/17: Watch the ‘Six String Salute’ Virtual Concert Benefiting Crew Nation (ft. Steve Vai, Joel Hoekstra, Halestorm, Nita Strauss and More)
Tonight, Sept. 17, a gathering of some of the best guitarists currently making music will join forces for a virtual concert benefiting Crew Nation, Live Nation’s global relief fund for...
February 24, 2020
Family of Neil Peart Planning ‘A Night For Neil — The Neil Peart Memorial Celebration 2020’ Concert Event in May
Meridian Centre, St Catharines, Ontario, Canada will be the location of a special concert event paying tribute to late Rush drummer Neil Peart, who passed away in January after a...
August 3, 2018
The Opioid Crisis, Clean Living and Three Dog Night: Chuck Negron Q&A
In almost any interview with Three Dog Night vocalist Chuck Negron, the conversation inevitably turns to drugs, their abuse, and redemption. Negron famously became a heroin addict at the height...
September 17, 2020
Live Stream Concerts to Watch This Weekend 9/18-9/20: Sheryl Crow, Joe Bonamassa, Jeff Tweedy, Alicia Keys, Lamb of God, Perfume Genius and More
It’s the weekend, again, which means one thing: There’s plenty of streaming events from the music world to keep you entertained at home while staying safe from the threat of...
May 15, 2019
Sammy Hagar is Throwing a Two-Day Car Show/Music Festival on the Beach in Southern California in September
Sammy Hagar is throwing a party — and Sammy Hagar’s High Tide Beach Party and Car Show is precisely what its name suggests: A boisterous blend of rock and roll,...
May 10, 2019
Sammy Hagar & the Circle’s Debut Concept Album ‘Space Between’ is Out Now (Listen)
After a few years of being together, touring and releasing a live record, Sammy Hagar & the Circle have released their debut studio album — Space Between is now available,...
May 7, 2019
Stream ‘Affirmation,’ Another Loud New Song from Sammy Hagar and the Circle’s Debut LP Out 5/10
This Friday, May 10, Sammy Hagar and the Circle will release The Space Between, the debut full-length album from the project, which features ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason...
May 1, 2019
Q and A: Guitarist Joel Hoekstra on the Making of Whitesnake’s New Album, ‘Flesh and Blood’
After a brief hiatus, during which David Coverdale dropped hints of possible retirement, he has reassembled Whitesnake, and the classic hard rock band has launched a full-scale sonic assault with...
April 9, 2019
Watch Sammy Hagar and the Circle’s Cautionary New Music Video for ‘Can’t Hang’
On May 10, Sammy Hagar and the Circle will release The Space Between, the debut full-length album from the project, which features ex-Van Halen bassist Michael Anthony, drummer Jason Bonham...
February 4, 2019
Hear ‘Trust Fund Baby,’ from Sammy Hagar and the Circle’s New Album ‘The Space Between’ Out 5/10
Rock and roll icon Sammy Hagar has been hard at work with his newest project, the Circle, a collaboration with fellow ex-Van Halen member Michael Anthony (bass), drummer Jason Bonham...
June 19, 2017
Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto
During Steve Lukathers 40+ years as a guitar player and professional musician, he has done some stuff and seen some things. Some remarkable, insane, unbelievable things. Here are just a...
November 10, 2016
Behind the Curtain: Rock Roundtable
Veteran rock journalist Steve Rosen details his ambitious Rock Roundtable, a group interview with five key guitarists of the hard rock realm in this month’s Behind the Curtain…Photo by: Glen...
August 12, 2022
Top 11 Blue-Eyed Soul Songs
Daryl Hall on the term “Blue-Eyed Soul”: “I f****** hate it; it’s a racist term… if you’re a white guy and you’re singing or playing in a black idiom, it’s...
July 12, 2022
Top 11 Hit Songs That Caused Controversy
“Michael Jackson was inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. It caused quite a controversy, because his nose isn’t eligible for another fifteen years.” — Conan O’Brien “This...
June 27, 2022
Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong: ‘F*** America, I’m F****** Renouncing My Citizenship’ at London Gig
“Fuck America. I’m fucking renouncing my citizenship. I’m fucking coming here, there’s just too much fucking stupid in the world to go back to that miserable fucking excuse for a...
June 13, 2022
Life Lessons with John Waite: ‘It’s OK to Be Ambitious and Get to the Top of the Mountain, but What Are You Going to Do When You Get There?’
Anything, a new four-song EP from John Waite, demonstrates why he remains one of the most dynamic and authentic rock and roll singers of all time. With his stellar work...
June 9, 2022
Talking Star Wars with the Hosts of “Thank the Maker: A Star Wars Podcast” (at Star Wars Celebration 2022)
This past May 26-29, scum and villainy from across the galaxy convened at the Anaheim Convention Center for Star Wars Celebration, a massive convention celebrating all things Lucasfilm (and Lucasfilm...
June 2, 2022
Catch Rock Cellar at The NAMM Show in Anaheim This June 3-5 (Hall C, Booth No. 7029)
For the first time since January 2020, The NAMM Show will bring the music industry together for a weekend in Southern California. This coming Friday, June 3 through Sunday, June...
May 20, 2022
Preview a New ‘Holy Diver’ Reissue Commemorating Ronnie James Dio’s 80th Birthday (Out 7/8)
Just in time for the late heavy metal icon‘s 80th birthday on July 10, Rhino Records will toast Ronnie James Dio with an expanded reissue of Dio’s 1983 debut album,...
May 13, 2022
Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food
Bread, Hot Chocolate, Cream, Vanilla Fudge, Hot Butter, and more — no, not your grocery list, our Top 11 Songs from Bands Named After Food. “My doctor told me I...
May 10, 2022
The Zappa Band Announces First-Ever Headlining Tour for June 2022
This June, members of The Zappa Band will gather for their first-ever headlining tour, a run of shows featuring an ensemble of musicians, most of them former members of Frank...
April 26, 2022
From Wallows to Spiritualized, Phoebe Bridgers and Beyond: The Best Rock/Indie Sets of Coachella 2022 Weekend 2 (Recap/Photos)
Harry Styles had just started his headlining set at the second weekend of the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival last Friday in Indio, Calif., when he encouraged the massive...
April 25, 2022
Out Now: Listen to ‘Portals,’ a New EP of ‘Soundtracks to the Movies in Your Mind’ from Metallica’s Kirk Hammett
This quote, from Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett regarding the conception of Portals, his debut solo EP released this past weekend for Record Store Day, sums up the project quite well:...
April 19, 2022
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Shares “High Plains Drifter,” New Instrumental Solo EP ‘Portals’ Out 4/23
Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett is as much a fan of movies (specifically, horror films) as the most dedicated Metallica fans are of the thrash metal icons‘ career — and this...
April 11, 2022
Top 11 Songs with Memorable Harmonica Parts
“I play the harmonica. The only way I can play is if I get my car going really fast, and stick it out the window.” —Steven Wright “I Guess That’s...
April 6, 2022
Going to Coachella 2022 (or Watching the Live Stream)? Don’t Miss These 21 Acts Across All Stages
This article spotlighting acts to catch at Coachella was first written for the 2020 event, but it has now been updated to reflect the 2022 lineup and details. Headliners. When...
March 1, 2022
Gilbert O’Sullivan Q&A: On His First U.S. Tour in Nearly 50 Years(!), a ‘Good Song’ vs. a ‘Hit’ and Beyond
Boasting classic hits such as “Alone Again (Naturally),” “Get Down,” “Out Of The Question” and “Clair,” anybody with an ear tuned to the wondrous songs blasting out on AM radio...
February 8, 2022
Metallica’s Kirk Hammett Readying First-Ever Solo Release; Instrumental ‘Portals’ EP Coming 4/23
On April 23, Metallica guitarist Kirk Hammett will dip his feet into the waters of “solo artist” territory for the very first time with Portals, a new instrumental EP that...
January 10, 2022
Lensing the Legends: Sherry Rayn Barnett Visually Captures the Essence of Music
In her exquisite new book Eye of the Music, The Photography of Sherry Rayn Barnett, New York to LA, 1969-1989, the eponymous shutterbug chronicles the music scene coast-to-coast for two...
December 9, 2021
Q&A: Inside the New ‘Carpenters: The Musical Legacy’ Book with Richard Carpenter & Authors Mike Cidoni Lennox/Chris May
“Close to You,” “We’ve Only Just Begun,” “For All We Know,” “Rainy Days and Mondays, “Goodbye to Love,“ “Yesterday Once More,” “Top of the World” — Carpenters’ legacy of exquisitely...
October 26, 2021
Billy Bragg Q&A: On His New Album, Activism and the Perils of Cynicism (“That’s Our Greatest Enemy”)
According to Billy Bragg himself, “the Venn diagram of a good Billy Bragg song shows an overlap between the personal and the political.” That’s been his philosophy since his debut...
October 22, 2021
Out Now: Don Broco Unleashes ‘Amazing Things,’ Another Uniquely Unpredictable Sonic Experience (Listen)
There is no musical act out there quite like Don Broco. Mashing styles together in a way that helps the group sound fiercely original, these guys really have set forth...
October 18, 2021
Watch Julien Baker Join Phoebe Bridgers for a Few Songs at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley
This past weekend, Phoebe Bridgers continued her anticipated tour in support of 2020’s Punisher record with a sold-out show at the Greek Theatre in Berkeley. Announced at the last minute...
October 13, 2021
Watch Phoebe Bridgers and Rob Moose Stop By ‘Kimmel’ in Space Suits to Play “Moon Song”
With her big headlining tour wrapping up soon, Phoebe Bridgers paid a visit to Jimmy Kimmel Live! on Tuesday night to perform “Moon Song,” from her breakthrough 2020 album Punisher....
October 11, 2021
Todd Rundgren Q&A: Space Travel, Mortality, Revisiting His Past on the Road and the Rock Hall
For more than 50 years, Todd Rundgren has proven to be a true musical wunderkind, blessed with dazzling skills as a singer, instrumentalist, songwriter and arranger with his bands The...
October 7, 2021
Steven Van Zandt Q&A: On New Memoir, ‘The Sopranos’ and the Inside Story of Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band Studio Sessions
Steven Van Zandt, better known as “Miami Steve” or “Little Steven,” is one of hardest working musicians in the music business and one of its most colorful characters. A Hall...
July 13, 2021
Q&A: Gary Kemp (Spandau Ballet) Gets Reflective on ‘In Solo’ (“A Scrapbook About a Man of My Age Trying to Join the Dots in His Life”)
Gary Kemp helped soundtrack the MTV-era as the principal songwriter of 1980s mega-stars Spandau Ballet. The hits he penned for the band — “Through the Barricades,” “Only When You Leave,”...
May 21, 2021
Trapper Schoepp’s ‘May Day’ Q&A: Singer/Songwriter Talks New Album, Collaborating with Bob Dylan & More
Trapper Schoepp came to international prominence, not surprisingly, when he collaborated with Bob Dylan. The song, “On, Wisconsin,” paired a discarded Dylan lyric from 1961 with Schoepp’s music and killer...
April 8, 2021
Ed Asner & Navah Paskowitz-Asner on Charitable Giving and the Efforts of The Ed Asner Family Center
“To those who have been given much, much is expected.” Jesus, Luke 12:48 In our celebrity-worshipping society, some public figures who have attained fame, wealth and power use their privileged position...
February 6, 2021
Phoebe Bridgers Makes Her ‘SNL’ Debut with ‘Kyoto’ & ‘I Know the End’ (and a Guitar Smash!)
Phoebe Bridgers has enjoyed an abundance of attention over the past few years, with her acclaimed (and especially well deserving) 2020 album Punisher increasing the Los Angeles-based singer/songwriter‘s profile a...
February 2, 2021
Unforgettable Jimi Hendrix Stories from Musicians Lucky Enough to Watch Him Play
Jimi Hendrix is a near-mythical figure … but he was very much a human being, just like the rest of us. The difference, of course, lies in his otherworldly guitar...
January 19, 2021
Nancy Wilson’s ‘Fanatic’ Epiphone Guitar Available Now; Honoree of 2021 She Rocks Awards 1/22, Part of NAMM Believe in Music Week
This Friday, Jan. 22, Nancy Wilson of Heart will be among the list of honorees of the 2021 She Rocks Awards. The ceremony, which usually takes place at the NAMM...
December 17, 2020
Watch Phoebe Bridgers Sing ‘Kyoto’ from Her Bed for ‘The Late Late Show with James Corden’
On “I Know the End,” the rousing closing track on Phoebe Bridgers‘ excellent 2020 album Punisher, she says When I get back I’ll lay around/And I’ll get up and lay...
December 3, 2020
Watch Phoebe Bridgers & a Player Piano Perform ‘Savior Complex’ to Two Dogs in a Dusty Christmas Room
Phoebe Bridgers is riding high these days. The singer/songwriter received four GRAMMY nominations last week (Best New Artist, Best Alternative Music Album, Best Rock Performance, and Best Rock Song), the...
November 27, 2020
Out Now: Smashing Pumpkins Unleash Ambitious Double-Album, ‘Cyr’ (Listen/Buy)
After weeks of heavy promotion and premiering nearly half of a new double-album, Billy Corgan and the Smashing Pumpkins have officially released Cyr, a 20-track opus that was unleashed to...
July 28, 2020
72nd Annual Emmy Nominations Announced — Awards Show Scheduled for 9/20 (as Virtual Event)
Despite the COVID-19 pandemic having thrown the world into chaos and affecting the entertainment industry in ways few expected, the 72nd Annual Emmy Awards are still on schedule to be...
July 22, 2020
Watch an Intimate My Chemical Romance Concert from 2003 to Mark the 18th Anniversary of MCR’s Debut Album ‘I Brought You My Bullets, You Brought Me Your Love’
My Chemical Romance had huge aspirations for 2020. The revered alt/punk/rock band reunited in December 2019 for its first live gig since 2012, ending a prolonged hiatus and inspiring fans...
June 18, 2020
Songs for the Chaos of Life: Phoebe Bridgers Seeks Calm in Uncertainty on New Album ‘Punisher’ (Listen/Review)
On “Chinese Satellite,” a song on her second full-length album, Punisher, Phoebe Bridgers asks a question that doubles as self-critique: I’ve been running around in circles Pretending to be myself...
May 11, 2020
Dave Grohl, Fan of Live Music, Pens Emotional Column About Its Eventual Return: ‘We Need Moments That Reassure Us That We Are Not Alone’
There’s a moment at any Foo Fighters gig that stands above the rest. Dave Grohl emerges, alone, with a guitar, and begins playing “Everlong,” his band’s classic tune from 1997’s...
April 29, 2020
Happy 87th Birthday, Willie Nelson! Celebrate Willie with New Tribute Songs from Nathaniel Rateliff and Edie Brickell
Today, the one and only Willie Nelson celebrates his 87th birthday — and at 5:20 p.m. EDT tonight (4/29), his archival 1976 appearance on Austin City Limits performing Red Headed...
April 17, 2020
A Dispatch from COVID-19 Quarantine: Checking in with Rick Springfield from His Studio/Bunker in Southern California
For many of us, being self-quarantined during the COVID-19 pandemic, we’re following strict heath guidelines and using the extra time to finish up long abandoned projects or simply taking stock...
April 16, 2020
Steve Martin Has Been Spending His Isolation Playing Incredibly Soothing Banjo Solos
You know Steve Martin as a comedy icon, his irreverent standup routines putting him on the map in the 1970s and his Saturday Night Live hosting gigs the stuff of...
March 12, 2020
Top 11 Revenge Songs
This month’s Top 11 list concerns revenge … a topic that’s served as the inspiration for all sorts of songs over the years! “We should forgive our enemies, but not...
March 11, 2020
New Foo Fighters Album Will ‘Bring Everyone’s F****** Hearts Together,’ According to Dave Grohl
The Foo Fighters have completed work on their new record, the follow-up to 2017’s Concrete and Gold — and front man Dave Grohl is *quite* excited about it. In a...
January 14, 2020
Seaside Rockin’ with KISS on KISS Kruise IX (Photos/Recap)
Time for another inside look at the KISS Kruise, the annual seaside rock and roll festival thrown by the Hottest Band in the Land … October 30th 10AM Port of...
October 10, 2019
The Inside Story of Elvis Presley’s 1969 Memphis Recording Sessions with Marty Lacker
A faithful member of Elvis Presley’s retinue of close friends known as “The Memphis Mafia,” Marty Lacker was one of The King’s trusted friends and was instrumental in arranging Elvis’...
October 10, 2019
Q&A: Jesse Malin on Finding His Stride as a Solo Artist and His New LP ‘Sunset Kids’
D Generation were 90’s punk icons. But the band’s charismatic frontman, Jesse Malin, always seemed more than the run of the mill anarchist typically at the helm of the latter-day...
September 27, 2019
Watch the First-Ever Miles Davis Music Video, a Beautiful Animated Clip for ‘Moon Dreams,’ Influenced By Davis’ Sketches
Some music videos are simply more astounding than others — and the new clip for Miles Davis‘ “Moon Dreams” is unlike any you’ve seen before. The result of a collaboration...
September 13, 2019
Behind the Curtain: Connecting with Guitar God George Lynch, Circa 1987
For this month’s Behind the Curtain entry, Steve Rosen recounts his experience interviewing — and connecting with — George Lynch, then of Dokken, in 1987. In the early 1980s, glam...
August 1, 2019
Creedence Clearwater Revival’s Doug Clifford on CCR’s Woodstock Performance Finally Seeing the Light of Day
In an unprecedented span of just four years between 1968-1972, Creedence Clearwater Revival owned the record charts, selling more records than the Beatles for two years in a row (1969...
June 19, 2019
Watch Santana Bring His New Album ‘Africa Speaks’ to ‘Jimmy Kimmel Live’ with Some Performances
On Tuesday night, Carlos Santana, his backing band and Spanish singer Buika brought the sounds of the new Santana album, Africa Speaks, to Jimmy Kimmel Live‘s Hollywood stage for some...
May 30, 2019
Bill Kreutzmann of the Grateful Dead on the Power of Live Music: ‘When You Play to Real People, Man, That’s Where It’s At’ (Q&A)
Along with Mickey Hart, Bill Kreutzmann was the heartbeat of the Grateful Dead for more than thirty years. After more ups and downs than any band should have to endure,...
May 20, 2019
Q&A: ‘Echo in the Canyon’ Director Andrew Slater on Bringing the Laurel Canyon Scene to the Big Screen
The “Canyon” referred to in the title of Andrew Slater’s Echo in the Canyon is Laurel Canyon. The co-writer/director’s 82-minute nonfiction film explores the music scene that emerged out of...
May 3, 2019
Out Now: ‘Summer of Sorcery,’ the New Album from Little Steven and the Disciples of Soul
For the first time in two decades, the man known around the music business as Little Steven has released a new album of original material with Summer of Sorcery, which...
April 10, 2019
The Zombies’ Chris White on the Roll Hall of Fame, Bringing Dave Grohl to Tears and More (The Interview)
Like their moniker, The Zombies are an unstoppable, undying musical force that refuse to go off quietly in the still of the night. Championed by the likes of Tom Petty,...
April 10, 2019
Top 11 Covers of Bob Dylan Songs
“If I wasn’t Bob Dylan, I’d probably think that Bob Dylan has a lot of answers myself.” — Bob Dylan “Don’t Think Twice, It’s All Right” by the Wonder Who?...
March 13, 2019
Bob Seger Recalls Opening for KISS in the 1970s and the Stories Behind His Most Celebrated Songs (The Interview)
73-year-old Bob Seger is in the middle of his farewell tour, signifying the finish of a spectacular performing career that has led him to the status he is today of...
March 11, 2019
Rest in Peace, Legendary Drummer Hal Blaine: 1929-2019
Photo: Facebook.com/HalBlaine On Monday, Hal Blaine — legendary drummer whose work as part of the Wrecking Crew made him an icon, his resume unparalleled — passed away at the age...
September 24, 2018
Turn Me On: Brian Whelan
Since leaving Dwight Yoakam’s band in 2015, Americana singer/songwriter Brian Whelan and former member of indie rock band The Broken West has continued to tour as a sideman and solo artist...
September 11, 2018
Ann Wilson’s Ultimate Musical Tribute to Those ‘Immortal’ Musicians We’ve Lost (Q&A)
Doing a cover song or a full album of covers can be problematic. The unadventurous ones fall in line with minimal reinvention, and are more intent on a straight Xerox...
May 11, 2018
Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’
A cinematic quality surrounds several songs on The Last Few Beautiful Days, The Motels’ first new studio release in a decade. Its cover art displays a shuttered Troy, N.Y. movie...
May 11, 2018
Robert Plant Isn’t Looking Back Anymore (The Interview)
“Someone had the great idea that if I opened for The Who, more people could hear my new work, but we promptly fell flat on our faces,” legendary singer Robert...
April 13, 2018
Behind the Curtain: The Who’s John Entwistle (Not ‘Entwhistle’)
John Entwistle of The Who was the most remarkable rock bass player in history. He ranked number one on Rolling Stone’s 2011 Top Ten Bassists Of All Time poll and number...
March 14, 2018
Behind the Curtain: Frustrations and Challenges with Ginger Baker
Sometimes, interviews don’t go well. It’s part of the business, and as rock journalist Steve Rosen can attest in his latest Behind the Curtain entry, it happens. I’m often asked,...
January 12, 2018
Story of the Year on Their Own Terms: ‘Wolves,’ Creative Freedom, and Touring with Linkin Park in 2004
In 2003, St. Louis-based alt/punk band Story of the Year went national thanks to their breakout album, Page Avenue, and its single “Until the Day I Die.” Their profile elevated, they shined on...
May 10, 2017
Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones
Our latest Behind the Curtain finds Steve Rosen discussing his encounters with the great Quincy Jones … A long, long time ago when I was just a little kid rocker,...
February 1, 2017
Foo Fighters' Chris Shiflett Readying Solo LP 'West Coast Town' for April Release; Premieres Title Track
Anybody who knows anything about the Foo Fighters knows this: the individual members don’t shy away from projects outside of their globe-trotting, festival-headlining, million-selling main band. And with the Foos’...
January 31, 2017
Bob Dylan Releasing 'Triplicate,' a Three-Disc, 30-Song Album of American Standards, on 3/31
In recent years, Bob Dylan has devoted much of his studio time to recording albums of standards — and on March 31, he’ll release Triplicate. It’s the next in line...
September 8, 2016
Top 11 Los Angeles Songs
I don’t want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light. – Woody Allen Despite its...
August 8, 2016
Steven Tyler Goes Solo – The Interview
At age 68, Steven Tyler continues to surprise. Long-time Aerosmith fans might be scratching their heads with news that Steven Tyler has just completed a country solo album, We’re All Somebody...
June 7, 2016
Q&A with Marilyn Wilson and Ginger Blake of The Honeys
Just like the Beach Boys, a band that featured brothers Brian, Dennis and Carl Wilson and cousin Mike Love (plus Alan Jardine), ‘60s female surf group The Honeys featured two sisters, Marilyn...
May 15, 2015
Cherie Currie: Return of the Queen of Noise (Interview)
“Hello daddy, hello Mom, I’m your cherry bomb… Hello world I’m your wild girl….” Carrying on in the grand tradition of groundbreaking female rockers, Goldie & the Gingerbreads, Fanny and Suzi...
April 7, 2015
Top 11 Flower Power Songs
“The hippies wanted peace and love. We wanted Ferraris, blondes and switchblades.” — Alice Cooper The return of spring is a good time to look back at flower power,...
October 3, 2013
A Long, Long Time: Linda Ronstadt Looks Back on Four Decades of Music (Interview)
Over delicate acoustic guitar finger-picking and a lush orchestral score, Linda Ronstadt sings, cause Ive done everything I know to try and make you mine and I think Im gonna love...
June 27, 2013
I Will Be Me: An Interview with Kinks Guitarist Dave Davies
Founding Kinks guitarist Dave Davies talks to us about his new solo album, spirituality, and perseverance.
June 4, 2013
Turtle Talk with Howard Kaylan (Interview)
An exclusive interview with founding member of the Turtles - on his career and his new book 'Shell Shocked'.
June 4, 2013
Standing in the Shadow: Interview with Rolling Stones Producer/Manager Andrew Loog Oldham
The Stones' iconic manager/producer discusses his legacy and new book 'Stone Free'
April 16, 2013
Sir George Martin: The ‘Fifth Beatle’ Looks Back (Interview)
Beatles producer George Martin discusses his lengthy career - and the rewarding challenges of working with the Fab Four.
March 4, 2013
March Album Reviews
Emmylou Harris & Rodney Crowell Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds Justin Hayward Johnny Marr How to Destroy Angels Atoms for Peace Son Volt David Bowie Emmylou Harris & Rodney...
February 4, 2013
February Album Reviews
Kris Kristofferson Camper Van Beethoven Yo La Tengo New Order Bad Religion The Stone Foxes Richard Thompson My Bloody Valentine Kris Kristofferson Feeling Mortal If the United States has a...
February 1, 2013
The Heyday of Blood Sweat & Tears (Interview with David Clayton-Thomas)
Once in awhile, a replacement singer of an already-successful band can help take the entire unit to the next level of success. Such is the case of David Clayton-Thomas. The...
January 4, 2013
“The Wrecking Crew” – The Best Music Documentary You’ve Never Seen!
Watching a screening of the music documentary The Wrecking Crew is like going 15 rounds with Manny Pacquiao: the HITS just keep on comin and comin and comin. God Only Knows! Wichita Lineman! I...
October 1, 2012
Martha Davis: In Total Control
Martha Davis strutted in heels onto the early new-wave scene in the late 1970s as part of The Motels – an intelligent, moody, yet still-catchy pop band. With her dark brunette...
August 16, 2012
Wild in the Seats!
Movie Theaters: What is it about watching images in the dark with strangers that makes everyone do such crazy things?
July 17, 2012
¡Viva Los Lobos! (Interview with Steve Berlin)
Steve Berlin of Los Lobos gives an interview detailing the band's 4-decade career, their current popularity, and working with that "f***ing idiot" Paul Simon.
June 19, 2012
The Bangles: Still Rock’s Sweethearts
Hailed as the undisputed queens of ’60s-inspired garage rock, The Bangles are back. Celebrating the 30th anniversary of the release of their eponymous first EP this month, the Los Angeles-based...
July 1, 2011
Rambling with Levon: The Band’s Levon Helm & House Concerts – by Steve Wynn
I spent last Saturday night at the home of Levon Helm, hanging out with his pals, dining from a generous spread of food and then watching him lead a 12-piece...
June 15, 2011
Tracy Morgan: The Hate Debate
Pro Comedians: say what you want. Just be prepared to deal with backlash Just how far should comedians go? 30 Rock star Tracy Morgan has been the subject of much...