Trivialities

Just like everyone else, Dennis DeYoung is staying home and going out only when he has to.The voice of suchStyx  classics as “Lady,” “Babe” and “Mister Roboto” injects a little humor into his current life. “You know, I’ve been...

Be Careful What You Hope For

Pete Townshend is 75 today, born on May 19th, 1945. In The Who song “My Generation” Be careful what you hope for. Practically since he wrote it, Pete Townshend has been answering questions about the line declaring,...

Simple

50 years ago today (May 18th, 1970), The Beatles released their final album, Let It Be, in the U.S., 10 days after its British release. The song “Get Back” was simple according to Ringo. He just kept doing...

Stage Fright?

Fleetwood Mac did their first show with Lindsey Buckingham and Stevie Nicks 45 years ago this Friday (May 15th, 1975) in El Paso, Texas. Stevie has occasionally commented on the show in interviews. It seems to have...

The one you DON'T write

David Byrne turns 68 today (May 14th) You may be surprised to learn the Talking Heads biggest hit was one of the few not written by the band. It’s “Take Me to the River” They thought it...

It was written for him

Stevie Wonder turns 70 today (May 13)  One of his songs off of Talking Book  was number 1 in 1972 but he had help writing it. Jeff Beck released a version with Beck, Bogert and Appice later the...

A Broken String

Randy Bachman says it doesn’t feel like 50 years since The Guess Who‘s “American Woman” became the first single from a Canadian band to go number-one in the U.S. He tells the Toronto Sun, “No, it feels...

Who Knew

Bob Seger celebrates a milestone today (Wednesday) — his 75th birthday. Born in Detroit on May 6th, 1945, he broke onto the national scene in 1968 with  “Ramblin’ Gamblin’ Man,” and then launched a half-dozen years as a...

Just Jammin'

Former Black Sabbath drummer Bill Ward turns 72 today. The song “War Pigs” came out of a an on stage jam. The band came up with the anti-war anthem’s riffs during onstage jam to a sparse audience....

Jesus Mars!

Mick Mars was born on May 4th, 1951, he turns 69.  Heart-stopping talkbox guitar “stuff” from Mick Mars takes the place of a traditional solo at the end of Nikki Sixx‘s song about about the time his heart actually stopped...