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.
On February 21, Buddy Guy was part of a group of musicians who performed at the White House as part of a salute to blues music. While Mick Jagger passed the mic off to Obama that night, it was Guy who convinced the president to perform with the group for “Sweet Home Chicago.”
In 2000, The Allmans fired Dickey Betts, and Warren Haynes rejoined, replacing his former boss. At that point, he and Derek Trucks had to establish their relationship — as two lead guitarists who specialize in slide playing. Haynes explained the dynamic when he sat down with CBS Local.
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 features some of the group’s political […]
The first songs that singer-songwriter Joel Rafael learned on guitar were Woody Guthrie’s – the standards of the ’60s folk revival scene, like “This Land Is Your Land.” Rafael never really got over them, and […]
Earlier this year, Mick Fleetwood told Playboy, “I don’t believe Fleetwood Mac will ever tour again” – but now Stevie Nicks says band members won’t exactly “go their own way.” On CBS This Morning today […]
Rolling Stones fans waiting to hear about a new tour eagerly follow every rumor that may yield a clue regarding the group’s next move. But if waiting for a Google alert for “Stones tour” to […]
The Beach Boys’ surviving members – Brian Wilson, Mike Love, Al Jardine, Bruce Johnston and David Marks – joined L.A. sister station K-EARTH 101′s Morning Show with Gary Bryan last week on-air to talk about […]
They’re both costume-wearing, heavily-made-up music stars who let their freak flags fly and wholly shock their devotees in concert. When you think of it that way, Alice Cooper and Lady Gaga are cut from the […]