When you think of classic rock power trios, names like Cream, The Jimi Hendrix Experience, Blue Cheer, Grand Funk Railroad, and Mountain come to mind. But only hardcore music nerds may remember the short-lived Brooklyn-based Dust.
Formed in 1969 the band - which included Richie Wise (vocals/guita ... More >>
Forty-six years ago this week, British blues-rockers Cream unveiled their debut album, Fresh Cream, one of the most deeply influential rock and roll records of all time.
The original supergroup, the band was intended to unite the "cream" of the late-'60s British blues scene, featuring Eric Clapton ... More >>
Davy Jones, lead singer of '60s pop sensations and television band The Monkees has died at the age of 66 in his hometown of Indiantown, Florida, according to the Martin County medical examiner's office. He suffered a heart attack.
The Monkees were created initially to be a sort of "safe" Beatles b ... More >>
Spurred on by the realization that both David Bowie's commercial breakthrough Let's Dance and Queen's News of the World had solid, sturdy side ones on their vinyl releases, I then began the hunt for other great vinyl slabs with amazing side ones.
Of course, the idea is that this could only include ... More >>
Forty-two years ago today, on Friday the 13th, the gates of hell opened up and belched forth Black Sabbath. Upon its release, the Birmingham band's eponymous debut album instantly became the heaviest, scariest, most evil record of all time, and it still ranks right up there.
Calling this record "in ... More >>
Photo By Tony MorelliBill Graham in 1974Twenty years ago this week, legendary concert promoter Bill Graham went to the big backstage party in the sky after the helicopter he was riding in flew into a high-voltage tower in Vallejo, Calif. Also killed in the crash was Graham's girlfriend, Melis ... More >>
For a guy who died at 27, Jimi Hendrix left behind a massive body of work, from finished studio efforts and live recordings to experimental noodlings and jams.
Since taking over the estate's affairs, Janie Hendrix has overseen a number of projects to preserve and promote the music and legac ... More >>
Thursday, Activision killed the musical video game Guitar Hero after six years of turning young ears into heshers, glammers, and classic-rock devotees. The debt that older bands like the Ramones, Poison, Black Sabbath and Rush owe to the game is immense. True, the kids (and drunk adults), wer ... More >>
Nielsen SoundScan released its annual report on music sales Monday, and the results were less than surprising. Physical sales continued to decline, digital sales continued to rise, and crap pop continues to reign supreme both at the cash register and on the airwaves.
During the period of Jan ... More >>
Not all double albums should have been double albums, just as some albums had to be double albums in order for their point to be made. Each case is different with each band or artist.
The Who's Tommy and Quadrophenia had to be double albums to tell their stories of teenage wastelands and po ... More >>
Jonas Brothers are playing softballO.M.G.
The Jonas Brothers, the biggest trio of musical talent since the Jimi Hendrix Experience or Tony Orlando and Dawn (there were only two Dawns, right?) are finally hitting the big time -- League City.
Depending on your point of view, it's either a good or ... More >>
Photo illustration by John Seaborn GrayLike this, John?John Mayer: He is just fantastic. In a disastrous Playboy interview, Mayer opened up about many things. For example, we discovered that, although some white comedians have successfully worked the "N" word into their jokes, Mayer is not one of ... More >>
Taste was an Irish, blues-based rock power trio formed in 1966 in Cork, fronted by teenage prodigy Rory Gallagher (vocals/guitar) with Eric Kitteringham (bass) and Norman Damery (drums). The group played in Hamburg and Ireland, but the mix didn't work out musically, so Gallagher reboo ... More >>
You know, the Grim Reaper don't care if you're a multiplatinum music legend, a one-hit wonder or studio-only sideman - he's comin' for you someday! And in 2008, he seemed to like keyboardists and drummers most. A number of classic rockers left for "The Great Gig in the Sky," foremost of whom is the ... More >>
The Jimi Hendrix Experience (l-r): Noel Redding, Mitch Mitchell and Hendrix
Drummer Mitch Mitchell, the last surviving member of the Jimi Hendrix Experience, was found dead Wednesday morning in his Portland, Oregon, hotel room, Billboard reported today. Mitchell, 62, most likely died of natural ca ... More >>