Often the most overlooked member of the band, a bassist is the glue that holds the whole musical foundation together. These deserving players have changed music forever and have elevated the bass player to a place deserving honor and recognition. 20 Gene Simmons (KISS) Maybe this is a sympathy vote, but Simmons revolutionized rock and … Continue reading Top 20 Rock Bassists
I am a HUGE, HUGE, Byrds fan. So I am especially excited that Byrds co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman will celebrate the 50th anniversary release of the Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album by performing that landmark work in its entirety at a series of upcoming concerts. Roger and Chris will be backed by Marty … Continue reading Byrds Reunion — Rejoice!!
Take the time to give some real attention to this and watch it all the way through to the very end — I guarantee it will blow your mind and tug at your heartstrings in the most wondrous of ways. (If you haven’t seen it, scroll down to the end of this post to watch). … Continue reading Paul McCartney On Carpool Karaoke – Extraordinary! A Must See!!
As many would agree, the Rolling Stones are the last group that anyone thought would still be alive, much less touring and still playing great. Yet, here they are in 2018 re-releasing “Ruby Tuesday” in its original mono version and touring Europe this summer. All I can say is, God bless them. They will probably … Continue reading The Rolling Stones On Tour Again! – Some Fun Personal Insights & Stories!
Over the years I have been amazed at how many top-notch celebrity actors there are who want to be rock stars, as if the acting and celebrity is not enough to totally fulfill them. Is the power of the music from the 60’s, the artists it spawned, and/or the subsequent education about our original great … Continue reading Actors Who Want To Be Rock Stars – Why?
God giveth and God taketh away. Never has that phrase been so apt when talking about the life of Eric Clapton. Many of us loosely know about his life, his music, his triumphs and failures, and mostly about the pain he’s endured through most of it, but this documentary really gets down to the particulars … Continue reading Eric Clapton: Life In 12 Bars – A Great Documentary!
This is simply one of the best bands I have ever seen! I am embarrassed to say that I am very late to the party on this one as somehow they were not on my radar during their heyday (late seventies into the 80’s). This is quite surprising to me, an avid guitarist, since Steve … Continue reading Dixie Dregs Alert!—Go See Them!!
I recently read in our good ol’ CDJ about the retirement plans of Paul Simon, Neil Diamond, Elton John, and Ozzy Osbourne. The strangest feeling came over me—it just didn’t sound right. I actually am finding it hard to cope with the thought. Although I am getting older myself and in semi-retirement mode for the … Continue reading Iconic Artists “Retiring” – Doesn’t Sound Right + Funny Paul Simon and Frank Zappa Stories
“Right now we have over 40 songs in the set…even getting it down to 40 was hard. And probably each show we might do 20 some odd songs. It’s probably anywhere from 22 to 26 songs a show.” The daunting task of combing through David Bowie’s catalog of top shelf songs to arrive at a … Continue reading Diamond Road Dogs: Members of David Bowie’s Bands Launch Celebrating David Bowie Tour
I only worked closely with Tom Petty once (yet in an odd way from afar), but it confirmed for me who he really was as a man and as a true musician, and that brought me a big smile. In 1991 Columbia Records released an amazing eclectic blues/rock album by a new gifted artist named … Continue reading Tom Petty — Can’t Believe He’s Gone