Chris Shiflett chatted with us about his new country-flavored solo album, which he recorded during the Foo Fighters' hiatus. He discussed how he developed his singing voice, why you shouldn't try to impress people in the guitar shop, and why happy songs are so tough...
John Geils Jr., the namesake and guitarist for the J. Geils Band, has passed away. The band enjoyed chart-topping success in the 70s and 80s, after which Geils pursued his passion for high-end motor sports.
Instead of working out its new music live, the The String Cheese Incident bucked its own tradition on the band's seventh album, 'Believe.' Stream the whole record early and read our Q&A with bassist Keith Moseley.
In celebration of Electric Light Orchestra's induction into the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame tonight, it's a good time to flash back to Stephen Thomas Erlewine's 2012 interview with ELO mastermind Jeff Lynne.
Folk piano icon George Winston returns with Spring Carousel, his first album following his bout with a bone marrow disorder in 2012. After struggling through a show in Idaho...
Rob Orizino Hi George hi Jane.....Donna and I are thinking of trekking to Ithaca in April to catch your performance. With a little luck we will be there with bells on. Take Care My Friend, ~~RoB and Donna in Syracuse~~
Former The Police guitarist Andy Summers Music spoke with us about his adventurous new solo album, pushing himself on his instrument and why he used a South Park guitar strap on the Police reunion tour.
Rock and roll was Chuck Berry's own creation and not an interpretation of someone else's traditions, so he pursued it with a passion that made him rock's first true poet laureate and its first guitar hero. Editor Mark Deming pays tribute to the departed pioneer.
If Brian Wilson invented California, I must insist that Chuck Berry did something even more remarkable: he invented America. And he did it without having to create a soft-focus fantasy, but by discovering a streamlined poetry in the details...
Leonard Rueden Right on!
Anthony Fullarton ChuckleBerry
Kim Ditzler I wonder what they did with his ding a ling
Of all the early breakthrough rock & roll artists, none is more important to the development of the music than Chuck Berry.
George Fisherman Sad day.Saw Chuck live in Toronto many years ago,he drove onstage in a white Cadillac with a gorgeous blonde driver while drinking a beer. One of a kind often copied never duplicated R.I.P.
Rhonda Jeanette I am so sad to HERE about MR.CHUCK BERRY PASSED away Johnny be good was one of my many favorites,
Michael David Sullivan What a fabulous musician . Rest in peace, Chuck.
The stalwart bluesman put together a lengthy, celebrated career, from his beginnings as a student of Sonny Boy Williamson to his big break as Muddy Waters' harmonica player to his peak in the 1970s as a notoriously high-energy bandleader.
Insatiable showman, blues singer, and ace harp-man kept his high-energy act alive for over a half century.
Jac van Beek Le Hibou Ottawa in the 1960s-powerful performance that had him playing outdoors for the folks waiting for the next show. I can still hear and see the astonishment on the faces. Legendary bluesman.
Thomas A. Snyder We lost another giant of the blues. Rip sir.
Phil Abbate Master of high compression chromatic harp sucking.
Bill Petryshyn Craig Thompson you bought him a beer !
Ean Vandenberg Peter McGuire Col Clay Ross Hockington
With his debut solo album, the in-demand collaborator Sampha (Drake, Kanye, Frank Ocean, Beyonce) made a very strong case for himself as a performer in his own right. Check out our review of his album, 'Process,' among others, in our Editors' Choice section.
The R&B producer, artist and songwriter enjoyed a lengthy career, writing songs for Michael Jackson, Ike & Tina Turner, Marvin Gaye, the Isley Brothers, the Four Tops, Quincy Jones and many more, in addition to releasing his own albums.
By 1978, Parliament-Funkadelic had kicked into top gear, partly thanks to the contributions of the recently-passed Junie Morrison as keyboardist and musical director, while songs from Rick James, Chic and Earth, Wind & Fire also made '78 a strong year for R&B.
The microphones may not have always worked and Adele may have needed a second take on her George Michael tribute, but regardless of the telecast's triumphs and shortcomings, here...
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