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Paul Shaffer

  • Blogs

    April 22, 2014

    Five Songs Written By People You'd Never Expect

    As we continue the transition to digital media in the modern age, one thing we've lost is liner notes. These were usually just credits and weren't really that important in the grand scheme of things, but sometimes they revealed some interesting facts. Specifically, they often listed who wrote certai ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 26, 2013

    The Top Five Most Disastrous Musician Interviews Ever

    At Rocks Off, we know a thing or two about interviews, for better or worse. Most of them go pretty good, alright, nothing special. Someone has something to promote and we want to talk to them and then it goes up, people read and enjoy it, and we all go about our lives. It's a pretty rare and special ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 14, 2013

    Five Bands Who Could Replace The Roots On Late Night

    This past Sunday, NBC announced that Seth Meyers will officially take over as the host of Late Night, when Jimmy Fallon succeeds Jay Leno as host of The Tonight Show in early 2014. But with Meyers set to inherit a show with a tradition of turning talk-show hosts into late-night greats (David Letterm ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 29, 2012

    Bachman & Turner Keep Their Business Open On New DVD

    Bachman & Turner: Live at the Roseland Ballroom, NYC $14.98 90 mins. Eagle Rock While some politicians have faced a musician's wrath for using unauthorized music in their campaign events, Randy Bachman and Fred Turner were more than happy to perform their enduring tune "Takin' Care of Business" at ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 20, 2012

    Support Staff: 10 Of Pop History's Greatest Backing Bands

    Being behind the scenes is what most musicians who don't write songs or sing expect of their lives once they start seriously playing. A career backing someone up can be extremely rewarding, particularly if you are part of a transcendent group of musicians that goes from simply backing up an artist i ... More >>

  • Blogs

    November 28, 2011

    Happy Birthday Paul Shaffer: Here Are Five Reasons Why He is Cool

    Back in the 1980's, there was a certain class of musician who considered a slot in the Late Show with David Letterman band as the ultimate gig. Of course, that lineup hasn't changed since 1983, but dare to dream. From the very beginning, there was Paul Shaffer. The quirky Canadian keyboardist and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 24, 2011

    Oprah Vs. Bob Dylan: A Side-By-Side Showdown

    Photo illustration by John Seaborn Gray​In case you've been under a complete self-imposed total media blackout - how do those work, by the way? - you no doubt know this week is a pretty important milestone in the lives of two of America's most important cultural figureheads. Maybe the two most ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 18, 2011

    Don Kirshner, Late-Night Rock TV Mogul, Dies At 76

    Don Kirshner, the music-business impresario responsible for hits by the Monkees and the Archies, as well as introducing scores of pre-MTV American youth to rock via his late-night network program Don Kirshner's Rock Concert, died Monday. Kirshner, a songwriter, producer and publisher, was 76 and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 8, 2009

    Sorry Dave, We Had To: Top Ten Songs to Listen to While Having Sex With Co-Workers

    If The Late Show with David Letterman hasn't seemed very funny lately, it's probably because Dave has been spending more time apologizing for banging his subordinates than he has making fun of Paul Shaffer. Admittedly, it was a bold move: coming forward and confessing his past missteps in order to ... More >>

  • Music

    February 19, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 13, 2009

    Album of the Day: Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel's Willie and the Wheel

    Willie Nelson & Asleep at the Wheel Willie and the Wheel www.willieandthewheel.com The late Jerry Wexler, who passed away last August at age 91, was best known as an advocate and producer for top R&B and soul artists like Ray Charles, Aretha Franklin and Wilson Pickett. But Wexler was a ... More >>

  • Music

    July 17, 2003

    Reconsider Him

    At the end, Warren Zevon's past is finally unearthed

  • Music

    January 23, 2003

    Cold Relief

    Radio wild card Coldplay struts in from the UK with plenty of attitude

  • Music

    July 13, 2000

    Union Joan

    England's Joan Armatrading comes to town with her fanciful folk music

  • Music

    March 18, 1999
  • Music

    December 25, 1997

    Last Man Standing

    Kim Wilson is the sole T-Bird on the band's best release in years. But is anyone listening?

  • Film

    July 3, 1997

    Hit and Myth

    Hercules fritters away its strengths

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