“I am done being a rock star. I have no interest in that, in having the biggest concerts. I have only one interest: to have fun while we’re doing this and maybe have something that somebody might discover.”
In which the former ‘Johnny Cougar’ loses the record label interference and gains his real last name…and a new fan in Matthew McConaughey. Mellencamp’s longtime guitarist Mike Wanchic tells the story behind the album.
Bob Dylan’s music publishing company recently discovered lyrics he wrote in 1967 for the sessions that were later released as The Basement Tapes (and widely bootlegged as Great White Wonder), and Dylan has given them to Burnett, who plans to “assemble a select group of contemporary recording artists in the famed Capitol Studios to complete the songs and record them as a band.”
Forget everything Elton John said about his long-delayed album the last time his team spoke up. Apparently he’ll change the album’s name from Voyeur back to its original title, The Diving Board, and it won’t […]
It was tough competition, but Taylor Swift, the Civil Wars and T-Bone Burnett came out GRAMMY winners for their collaboration on “Safe & Sound.” Named Best Song Written For Visual Media, “Safe & Sound” was […]
The GRAMMYs just announced that The Band’s late drummer/singer Levon Helm will be the subject of a tribute performance at this weekend’s 55th Annual GRAMMY Awards. T-Bone Burnett will be the musical director for the […]
2012 saw the return of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Aerosmith and (sort of) Led Zeppelin. 2013 promises lots of great albums, films and tours from some of music’s greatest legends. The Return […]
It’s an unlikely pairing: the world’s most famous horror writer, Stephen King, and… John Mellencamp? The unlikely duo have been working on a stage musical together for the last 13 years and now, they’re releasing it for the world to see.
Last week, Rolling Stone reported that Robert Plant recorded a new album with his occasional collaborator, Buddy Miller. Miller is becoming a familiar name to Plant’s fans.
Elton John had his 30th solo album wrapped up and ready to go last spring. In fact, he was so confident that he released an 10-song tracklist for Diving Board in anticipation of its deliverance. But with the release date being delayed until 2013 for promotional reasons, the extra time to sit and speculate the finished product has given Sir Elton second thoughts.