By Amy Christa Ernano: – Brian Jones, the founding member of the Rolling Stones, had reportedly always been an “outsider” in the band, and later developed serious addiction issues that affected his performance as well as his physical and mental health. After a long, slow process of estrangement from his bandmates, he was dismissed from […]

By Gail Mitchell 10/20/2021:- Quincy Jones’ nearly seven-decade career is being saluted by Vinyl Me, Please (VMP). VMP Anthology: The Story of Quincy Jones celebrates the legendary music man’s multiple personas as a musician, artist, songwriter, composer, arranger, and producer, including his work in film and television. The package is the 12th release in VMP’s anthology series (Vinyl Me, […]

By Kevin Savage:- The twelve-string acoustic solo on “Horse With No Name” was played by Gerry Beckley of the folk/rock group America. He and bandmates Dewey Bunnell and Dan Peek added six-string and bass guitars and very cool vocals. Bunnell wrote the song and sang the lead. This song was included in the US pressing […]

The first taste of her album 30, which arrives next month By Evan Minsker October 14, 2021 Adele, photo by Simon Emmett Adele is finally back with new music. Her new single “Easy on Me” is the first taste of her upcoming album 30, which is out November 19. The song was co-produced and co-written by Greg Kurstin. Watch the […]

By Russell Spear:- Higher than what? Are you asking about where they are ranked on a specific list that claims to tell you where the Eagles rank among the greatest rock bands of all time? You might want to question the legitimacy of that list. You might also want to question why you would care […]

By Jason Lipshutz 10/13/2021: – “Our goal was to create a song that got people’s heart rate up just a little,” Johnson tells Billboard of “Face Off,” his team-up with Tech N9ne and his Strange Music crew. Dwayne Johnson has made music before: the global superstar cracked the Billboard Hot 100 chart five years ago with […]

By R J Holland: – Leon “Ndugu” Chancler. Quincy Jones who produced Beat It wanted to create a drum sound with a ‘sonic personality.’ A sound no one had heard before. A platform for the drum kit was constructed that had a flat piece of wood between the snare and hi-hat. Bruce Swedien, the engineer […]

Halsey also did a live rendition of “I Am Not a Woman, I’m a God” during the Kim Kardashian West–hosted episode By Allison Hussey October 10, 2021 Halsey and Lindsey Buckingham on Saturday Night Live, October 2021 (Rosalind O’Connor/NBC) Halsey was the musical guest on Saturday Night Live this week, performing “I Am Not a Woman, I’m a God” and […]

By Kevin Savage: – These are a few dynamic and creative bass players I’ve noticed over the years who virtually never get a mention. I wonder why. Tal Wilkenfeld…Herbie Hancock, Jeff Beck Esperanza Spalding…Solo, Patti Austin, US5 Rhonda Smith…Beyonce, Chaka Khan, Prince Meshell Ndegocello…Solo, Rolling Stones, Alanis Morissette Gail Ann Dorsey…David Bowie, Tears for Fears […]

Bee Seen: – I am betting even Freddie would have said Elton. Elton was a sort of prodigy & went to the Royal Academy (I think for 5 years) so he is a trained pianist. Freddie only studied to level 4 & according to what he has said he couldn’t read music well & he […]

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