"JEREMIAH WAS A BULLFROG!" That odd, simple and urgent declarative sentence from Three Dog Night's "Joy to the World" is one of the most famous classic-rock song openings of all time. But the man who sang it both then and now, Chuck Negron, says that what became the group's most recognizable hit al ... More >>
Even the most voracious reader or rock-music biographies and autobiographies would be hard-pressed to find a better opening sentence than Howard Kaylan, lead vocalist of The Turtles, has in his new memoir Shell Shocked. "I was snorting coke on Abraham Lincoln's desk in the White House," it reads. T ... More >>
Los Angeles-based Cary Baker's Conqueroo is one of the go-to publicity firms for folks in the roots-music game. Baker grew up in Chicago and has been instrumental in keeping the memory of a number of old-time Chicago bluesmen like Arvella Gray's memory and music alive. His earliest song memory: "My ... More >>
A holiday truce quells the horrors of war in the masterful Merry Christmas
Billy Elliot may seem familiar, but this blue-collar ballet flick hits all the marks
Move over Trainspotting, Orphans balances despair with heart
Who do we have to thank for Rod Stewart every hour on the hour? This guy, Guy Zapoleon.