Love turns into cat and dog

David Coverdale is 69 today. His broken marriage turned into a huge song for Whitesnake.  the song was  “Here I Go Again” written about a dozen years before it hit number-one in America. It was originally on Saints...

Mexican Reggae

Don Felder turns 73 today.  He came up with the song Hotel California which ended up being the title track of the album that went up to #1. Glenn Freyand Don Henley helped out. When guitarist Don...

The Duck to The Rescue

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers bassist Ron Blair was born on September 16th, 1948. There was this time when Ron wasn’t around, but bass legend Duck Dunn was, so he played on a recording for the album...

Not Good Times Rolling

  Today (September 15th) marks the first anniversary of the death of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who succumbed to heart disease in his New York apartment at age 75 .  The Cars song “Good Times Roll” was...

He slept with his guitar?

Oddly enough 2 members of Lynyrd Skynyrd no longer with us had birthdays today, Ed King (who was in the psychedelic group Strawberry Alarm Clock (Incense and Peppermints) and Steve Gaines. the song  “You Got That Right”...

Eat Aerosmith

Aerosmith guitarist celebrates his 70th birthday today.  He and Steven Tyler don’t always agree when writing songs. “Eat the Rich” is a perfect example. Joe Perry co-wrote “Eat the Rich” with Steven Tyler and Bryan Adams‘ songwriting partner...

Slang King

Paul McCartney has made no bones about the facts that some of his lyrics don’t make sense, and, he has, on occasion, tossed in some Liverpool slang. He says, “When you are kids you make up silly...

That's Your Hit

Kim Thayil guitarist for Soundgarden tuens 60 today. He couldn’t believe Chris Cornell wrote “Black Hole Sun” so quickly, and on guitar.  It was on the album Superunknown in 1994.  He first heard “Black Hole Sun” on a...

Bits and Bobs

The Rolling Stones will kick off Labor Day weekend with the deluxe reissue of their third album of the ’70s — 1973’s Goats Head Soup. Mick Jagger on Goats Head Soup: “The weird thing about this record...

Born to Open

On September 2nd, 1995, John Fogerty performed at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame’s all-star grand opening concert at Municipal Stadium in Cleveland.  25 years ago today (September 2nd), John Fogerty performed two Creedence Clearwater Revival...