A Byrd’s Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

A Byrd’s Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

“Mudcrutch’s whole approach is like a power band,” Roger McGuinn, the founder of The Byrds, tells me when I catch up with him after seeing him in New York City with Tom Petty’s “other” band. “They’re more like Rolling Stones than Beatles. It’s a powerful, punchy band.” But McGuinn, who tours the world solo these […]

Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

Top 11 Songs About Teenagers

“When buying a used car, punch the buttons on the radio. If all the stations are rock and roll, there’s a good chance the transmission is shot.” – Larry Lujack Since Elvis Presley burst on the scene, the recording industry has been built around the musical whims of teenagers. Because nothing fascinates teens more than […]

Out Now: Soundtrack to Robert Trujillo’s Jaco Pastorius Documentary ‘Jaco’ – Listen

Out Now: Soundtrack to Robert Trujillo’s Jaco Pastorius Documentary ‘Jaco’ – Listen

Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo‘s passion project, a feature-length documentary chronicling the (short) career and long-lasting influence of bassist Jaco Pastorius, has garnered a ton of positive attention in recent months. Last Friday, its accompanying soundtrack album was released and is a must-listen for fans of Pastorius, bassists, and music fans in general. Hear most of […]

Soundtrack Album for Robert Trujillo’s ‘JACO’ Film Announced, Features Flea, Ian Hunter, More

Soundtrack Album for Robert Trujillo’s ‘JACO’ Film Announced, Features Flea, Ian Hunter, More

On November 27, Legacy Recordings will release an official soundtrack album for Metallica bassist Robert Trujillo‘s JACO, a feature-length documentary chronicling the (short) life and legacy of bassist Jaco Pastorius. In a 2014 chat with Rock Cellar Magazine, Trujillo spoke at length about the film project and Pastorius’ far-reaching influence on bass players that emerged […]

Where Rock Stars Lived in NYC (Photo Gallery)

Where Rock Stars Lived in NYC (Photo Gallery)

It was good to hear that singer Joni Mitchell is improving after suffering a brain aneurysm on March 31. The singer’s website states that “she is resting comfortably in her own home and she’s getting better each day. A full recovery is expected.” Mitchell, born in Alberta, Canada, is one of many rock stars whose […]

Dave Edmunds: They Call It Rock (Interview)

Dave Edmunds: They Call It Rock (Interview)

Wedged between the primal heavy metal thunder of Led Zeppelin, Deep Purple and Iron Butterfly and the introspective Laurel Canyon singer/songwriter fare ala Carole King, James Taylor and Joni Mitchell, Dave Edmunds’ 1970 solo smash single, I Hear You Knocking, a cover of Smiley Lewis chestnut, sounded like a lost musical missive plucked from the […]

World Environment Day 2015 Playlist

World Environment Day 2015 Playlist

Today, June 5, is World Environment Day – a day to consider how we treat the planet. Run by the United Nations Enviroment Programme (UNEP), it’s a day to reflect on how we can all better protect the planet…since after all, it’s the only one we have. To raise awareness for the day, we put […]

Report: Joni Mitchell’s Hospitalization Came After Brain Aneurysm

Report: Joni Mitchell’s Hospitalization Came After Brain Aneurysm

According to Showbiz411, singer Joni Mitchell’s recent hospitalization stemmed from a brain aneurysm. It had been on record that Mitchell, 71, was found unconscious in her Los Angeles home, but the cause of her situation had not previously been made public. Billboard adds: An insider tells Billboard Mitchell was expected to be moved to a rehab facility and notes […]