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Paul Gambaccini, who was part of the BBC broadcasting team at Live Aid, recalled the awe among other superstar musicians watching backstage. “Everybody realized that Queen was stealing the show,” said Gambaccini. These were the very words Elton John uttered when he rushed into Mercury’s trailer after the set. “You bastards, you stole the show,” […]

The Mumford & Sons frontman’s debut solo album is out on Sept. 16 Marcus Mumford‘s debut solo track, “Cannibal,” has received some very exclusive treatment for its accompanying video. How exclusive? The clip was directed by none other than Steven Spielberg — a first for the Academy Award-winning director.   Shot only on an iPhone, the video was created […]

By Alex Johnston:- That would be, in my opinion, the Sensational Alex Harvey Band. The Sensational Alex Harvey Band, l to r: Chris Glen (bass, below), Ted McKenna (drums, above), Alex Harvey (vocals), Hugh McKenna (keyboards), Alistair ‘Zal’ Cleminson (guitar) How can I describe the effect of the Sensational Alex Harvey Band to those who have […]

By Hayley Graham:- By Freddie I assume you mean Freddie Mercury and yes he did. They were doing a duet but Freddie dropped out because Michael insisted on bringing his pet llama in the studio. An assistant of Michael said once he experienced the two together at Michael’s house. When Freddie saw Michael’s room and […]

By J. Danniel:- By “took over,” I’m assuming you mean who was given the title “greatest living rock guitarist” after Hendrix passed away. Jimmy Page. He was around before Hendrix, he was well-known, and was considered a superb guitarist, but he didn’t really ascend to the level of “guitar god” until Led Zeppelin started. Jimi […]

By Russell Spear:- The Who made that pretty clear when they named their 1967 album The Who Sell Out They aren’t necessarily lying to you either. The Who have sold out an awful lot of arenas! The album title The Who Sell Out was intended to be funny because they’d been criticized for doing some commercials. The album […]

By Leland Shenfield:- The man who did everything right. Neil Peart was a Canadian farm boy who was irresistibly drawn to the drums. He then lived every musician’s “hero’s journey”: He joined local bands, got to the top of the local scene, moved away to chase his dreams (England), struggled, returned home in disgrace, persevered, […]

By J. Danniel:- Wilko Johnson, of the British band Dr. Feelgood, has a unique style that allows him to play rhythm and individual notes at the same time. And he doesn’t play with a pick. He admits he got his style from Mick Green of Johnny Kidd and the Pirates, another British band. In his […]

By Bee Seen:- I doubt it—-they haven’t in the last decade. They have never produced new music with Adam. According to Roger, they tried. Brian, Roger & Adam worked on a track in Nashville during a gap in their last US tour schedule: “It was a song that we’d tried to adapt that had come […]

By Russell Spear:- I would rank him, Pete Townshend, right up there with some of the most influential guitarists of the 70s. As a rhythm guitarist and a songwriter he was one of the very best. As a lead guitarist, he was not. He wasn’t a lead guitar player like Jimmy Page or Eric Clapton. […]


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