Getting into the Spirit of the Season and Pulling Double Duty: Q&A with Rhett Miller of Old 97’s

Getting into the Spirit of the Season and Pulling Double Duty: Q&A with Rhett Miller of Old 97’s

Many bands who led the initial alt-country charge have fallen by the wayside, but Old 97’s — Rhett Miller (vocals/rhythm guitar), Ken Bethea (lead guitar), Murry Hammond (bass) and Philip Peeples (drums) — are still very productive, a quarter century after forming in Dallas. The group has released 11 studio albums. 2017’s impressive Graveyard Whistling included […]

Chuck Leavell Discusses Life as the Rolling Stones’ Musical Director After Years With the Allman Brothers Band

Chuck Leavell Discusses Life as the Rolling Stones’ Musical Director After Years With the Allman Brothers Band

America has not had an extended visit by the Rolling Stones since 2015’s Zip Code tour, but that changes in 2019. The Stones’ No Filter stadium tour will play 13 concerts that begin April 20 in Miami and wrap June 21 in Chicago. Along with Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts and Ronnie Wood will […]

A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

A History of Rock and Roll Biopics (Inspired by the New ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Film)

Hollywood has had a long love affair with pop stars. Considering their often outrageous personas, lifestyles, talent and high profiles, pop music figures are naturals for movie biographies about them, and many have been shot. The release of Bohemian Rhapsody is likely to revive and rev up the film genre of rock and roll biopics. By […]