Stupidest Lyric Ever

The late Walter Becker of Steely Dan was born on February 20th, 1950. The song “Kid Charlemagne” on the Royal Scam contains the stupidest line ever written in a song — at least according to one New...

One Day

Black Sabbath guitarist Tony Iommi celebrates his birthday on February 19th. He recalls that they recorded their first couple of albums so fast that it’s actually hard to recall specifics about the making of a classic cut...

It did pretty good

Original Styx singer and keyboardist Dennis DeYoung celebrates his 73rd birthday today (February 18th) The song “Lady” was on Styx’s second album, but they’d already released their fourth when it broke nationally. It peaked at number-six on...

And it Did

On February 17th, 1975, John Lennon released the follow-up to his chart-topping Walls and Bridges, an album of early rock and roll covers simply titled Rock ‘n’ Roll. The John Lennon song “Whatever Gets You Through the Night”...

It's Alive

Original Heart guitarist Roger Fisher was born on February 14th, 1950. Since it’s Valentine’s Day Heart’s most romantic song is “Love Alive” from the album Little Queen. Ann Wilson  just laid her lyrics over an acoustic guitar...

So Yes and No

A day after his former Genesis bandmate Steve Hackett turned 70, Peter Gabriel celebrates his 70th birthday on February 13th, 2020.  Some speculate the Peter Gabriel song “Solsbury Hill” is an allegory about Gabriel’s departure from Genesis. Peter Gabriel...

He's our Satan

Don Henley may be participating in his second straight Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony when it’s held on May 2nd in Cleveland. Last year at the ceremony in Brooklyn, New York, he helped former...

Listen to Paul

50 years ago today (February 11th), The Magic Christian, a comic film starring Ringo Starr and Peter Sellers, opened in New York City on the same day its soundtrack album, featuring “Come and Get It,” was released. The song was recorded...

Maybe Dusty looked homeless

50 years ago today (February 10th), ZZ Top played their very first show, at a Knights of Columbus Hall in Beaumont, Texas.When making their video for  “Sharp Dressed Man” Bassist Dusty Hill still remembers a homeless man who...

Just like Vinyl

Following a three-night test run in Las Vegas last fall, the Eagles will start their Hotel California tour tonight (Friday) with the first of three shows at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Don Henley tells us...