Not Expensive

Phil Collins celebrates his 69th birthday today (January 30th). he was asked about his song “Take Me Home” from No Jacket Required in 1985 It peaked at number-seven on the Billboard Hot 100 . he went right...

There was a Girl

Ten years ago today (January 29th), Neil Young was honored as MusiCares Person of the Year during Grammy Week. The Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young song “Helpless” on Deja Vu was written by Neil Young and begins...

Out of Control

It was a busy weekend for Aerosmith, who were honored as MusiCares Person of the Year on Saturday and performed to close the show, before reuniting with Run DMC to redo their joint ’80s hit “Walk This Way”...

Time bettter with Time

Pink Floyd drummer Nick Mason celebrates his 76th birthday today (January 27th). He says “Time” has gotten more relevant with time. Released in 1974 as a double A-side single with “Us and Them” to follow up the...

Flesh Bongos

Aerosmith will be honored as MusiCares Person of the Year tonight in Los Angeles.  Steven Tyler plays many instruments but this would be the strangest (or the best, depending) On “Rag Doll” from their 1987 album Permanent...

They Were Right

Cheap Trick singer Robin Zander celebrates his 67th birthday today (January 23rd). They wanted to hear their songs on the radio.  Specifically the song “Surrender” The band knew it belonged on an album and had to get...

Told Us Nuthin'

Steve Perry celebrates his 71st birthday today (January 22nd). The Journey song: “Lovin’, Touchin’, Squeezin'” was Journey’s first Top 20 hit, it peaked at number-16 on the Billboard Hot 100 .  It was one of the few...

Protest song?

The Byrds “Eight Miles High” was actually a protest song about an ill-fated tour of England. Written by Gene Clark, Jim (Roger) McGuinn and David Crosby, It peaked at number-14 on the Billboard Hot 100. It became one of The Byrds’ signature...

Different Sound= Success

Paul Stanley (Stanley Eisen) celebrates his 68th birthday today (January 20th). The KISS song “Beth” is a song even non-KISS fans could appreciate.It was on Destroyer in 1976 written by Peter Criss, Stan Penridge and Bob Ezrin. ...

But it's a Ballad

Former Rolling Stones guitarist Mick Taylor turns 71 years old today (January 17th). He was only there for a few years but did a lot of great work.  There were lots of rockers but their ex-guitarist considers...