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By David Brown:- The most obvious ones — Stevie Nicks, Phil Collins — have already been mentioned, but there are others: Jon Anderson of Yes: he has FIFTEEN solo albums, some done during his tenure with Yes, some not. Although one could argue that none have been quite successful. Many are out of print at […]

By Mick DeLeon:- Chuck Berry started off playing the blues. And he was good. Growing up as he did with the influence of country music and R&B, he developed a style which was just as much a cornerstone of rock & roll as boogie-woogie piano. Because his fame and fortune were wrapped up in songs […]

By Russell Spear:- When you ask about great bands – not just good but great – then you’re talking about a select few. That means we’re gonna have to go back quite a ways for the last truly great rock band. Pantera was the last truly great rock band and I’ll tell you why. When […]

By Dave Owens:- Bottom line, this guy. Photo credit: Wikipedia Michael McDonald was initially a temporary replacement for lead singer Tom Johnston. Johnston became ill during a national tour in 1975, but both the band and the fans really loved McDonald’s silky smooth voice so he stayed in the group. He took the Doobies in […]

By Russell Spear: – Voodoo Chile from 1968 is Jimi Hendrix at his best. That certainly makes it timeless. Jimi sings: “Well I stand up next to a mountain, and I chop it down with the edge of my hand.” While that’s a little difficult to believe, his guitar playing is phenomenal enough to make you think […]

By Sarah Meisels:- In 1963, an American kid named Dan Peek was living in London with his family. Dan wasn’t a happy boy. Years later, after he’d become famous, he wrote, “I was always a melancholy, lonely person.” One day in 1966, he heard a Beatles song that reached into his lonely heart. Its lyrics […]

By Russell Spear: – War Pigs defined Black Sabbath as well as any one song defined the band. The song had to be from the Paranoid album because that was their big breakthrough album. The song had to display some of the musical ideas that made their writing unique and War Pigs does that. The song […]

By R J Holland:- James Brown had one of the best drummers that ever lived drumming for him. Clyde Austin Stubblefield. Clyde drummed for Brown from 1965 to 1970. He was one of the more famous drummers that played for Brown. When he retired from James Brown he settled in his hometown of Madison, Wisconsin […]

By Russell Spear: – Eric Clapton’s biggest claim to fame is his guitar playing in the 60s. He was one of the early, highly influential rock guitarists who was heavily, heavily into the blues and it shows in his playing. If you’ve just heard Wonderful Tonight or Forever Man or some of the other songs from later in his […]

By Mick DeLeon:- Not at all. My understanding of the situation is this: Don Felder was, and remains, a partner in the Eagles company. As a partner, he was legally entitled to access to the accounting records of touring expenses, which were kept from him by Don Henley and Glenn Frey (RIP). He suspected that […]


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