No Stairway

If you’re a guitar player in a band imagine the opportunity to play with Jimmy page.  it happened to the Black Crowes.  the got an album out of it too; [Jimmy Page with The Black Crowes Live...

Owner of a Broken Foot

Former Yes singer Jon Anderson started his self-quarantining at his central California home on crutches. He tells us how it happened:   “I was gonna make barbecue, and, what I do, I give my wife a massage...

Appliance Approved

Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits turns 71 today his song “Money for Nothing” was inspired by something he saw at an appliance store. Add a cool guitar and Sting and you had a number 1 hit…3 weeks...

New Who?

Roger Daltrey took a break from fixing a bulldozer on Friday to answer questions from Who fans ahead of Saturday’s launch of Join Together @ Home — a six-week series on the band’s YouTube channel featuring some...

Are You Magic; Man

Heart‘s first single, “Magic Man,” is 45 years old. Singer Ann Wilson asks, “Can you believe it’s been 45 years since our first 45 record was released?! “It seems like only yesterday I was writing ‘Magic Man’...

It was a Jam, Man

Peter Frampton’s song: “Do You Feel Like We Do” is his most famous. As a solo artist, Peter Frampton had released four studio albums before his career blew up with Frampton Comes Alive in 1976. He says that...

Pop and Rock

Rick Derringer turns 73 today.  His big hit: “Rock ‘n Roll Hoochie Koo” was written for somebody else. Written with the idea of giving a blues rocker Johnny Winter a shot at a pop hit, it didn’t...

Marriage Woes Inspired

50 years ago today Phil Collins joined Genesis replacing John Mayhew on drums. It took him 10 years to contribute any songs. “Misunderstanding” was the first they recorded. Marriage woes motivated Phil Collins to write it.  It...

Not a Sell out

James Hetfield turns 57 today.  When Metallica first came out they could do no wrong with their fans but then came “Fade to Black”on 1984’s “Ride the Lightening”.  It was a ballad and even though it had...

She doesn't know him (allegedly)

Courtney Love took to Twitter to deny that she knew the late Jeffrey Epstein, despite her name coming up on a list of contacts in his address book. The news that Love’s name was found in Epstein’s book...