Arguably, Jeff Lynne’s greatest attribute is his incredibly distinct sound. It transcends his work with ELO and comes to define his second solo album, Long Wave, out today. And make no mistake, that is no easy feat, as Long Wave is a covers album.
“It was a treat in itself just to be able to do that. It’s not that easy – it just means you have too practice and practice on all these instruments, which to me, is the best fun you can have!”
“He’s said that halfway through every tour he’s ever been on in his entire life, but as soon as he gets home he says, ‘When am I going on tour again?’ He was born to do it, he never wants to stop. And when he isn’t doing it, he can’t stand it.”
Coming from someone who released an album by the name of “Rant,” Ian Hunter’s political outspokenness is no surprise.
“Deceptive,” “disturbing” and “fraudulent” are just some of the ways Peter Wolf describes Geils’ legal action against the band.
Joining the soul legend’s band in the spring of 1966, Jaimoe would soon learn a big lesson from Otis Redding. It was one that he’d carry through his life, but it wasn’t musical advice.
This week, Crosby, Stills & Nash release their new live DVD, simply titled Crosby Stills & Nash 2012. Recorded and shot, as the title suggests, earlier this year, it’s much less controversial than their last video effort, the Neil Young directed film CSNY Deja Vu.
In the midst of recording 6th album, British arena rockers Muse received a phone call that would put them in front of an audience of billions. More than just part of an Olympic montage, Muse’s song “Survival” was chosen as the official theme of the London 2012 Olympics. But how and why was the anthemic song chosen? Two words: Elton John.
It turns out Levon Helm, the singer and drummer of The Band, turned him on to blues harmonica players, which proved to be an important influence on Bobby Keys’ sax playing. Watch as Keys discusses Helm’s personal significance.
When “Working For The Weekend” rockers Loverboy first toured with Journey back in 1982, they were riding high on the success of Get Lucky, their biggest album to date. Times were a bit different than they are now for both bands, but that didn’t stop an on-the-road reunion from kicking off last week.