Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos

Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos

In today’s fast-paced culture addicted to instant gratification, some things take time — months, years and sometimes decades. Case in point: Greetings from Bunezuela!, the debut solo album by legendary Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos. But before you think it’s a drummer’s fantasy come alive, learn this: the record is rather a snapshot of […]

Top 11 Songs About Rock N’ Roll

Top 11 Songs About Rock N’ Roll

Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards. – Keith Richards Below,  enjoy Frank Mastropolo’s new Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Songs, but note: The absence of Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” is not an egregious omission, but a conscious choice. You see, that song appeared on our Top 11 Geezer Songs list […]

Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)

Carl Palmer on the Legacy of Emerson, Lake and Palmer (Q&A)

Between 1970 -1973 with the studio albums Emerson, Lake and Palmer, Trilogy, Tarkus and Brain Salad Surgery, ELP created some of prog rock’s most seminal and enduring music with their battalions of musically adventurous material framed by world class musicianship and the powerful vocals of bassist Greg Lake. Now with the band’s catalog being reissued as special […]

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Nuclear apocalypse – who do you need? Actors are probably not top of the list. What can I do for you? I can pretend to be somebody who can grow you some nice crops. – Christian Bale You’d better read our Top 11 Apocalypse Songs now – before it’s too late. You never know. “1999” by […]

Hear ‘Westworld’ Composer Ramin Djawadi’s Piano Renditions of Radiohead, Soundgarden, Rolling Stones and the Cure

Hear ‘Westworld’ Composer Ramin Djawadi’s Piano Renditions of Radiohead, Soundgarden, Rolling Stones and the Cure

There are plenty of reasons for folks to tune in to Westworld, HBO’s new sci-fi drama spearheaded by executive producers JJ. Abrams, Jonathan Nolan and Jonathan Nolan and Lisa Joy. From the futuristic hedonism of Westworld‘s adventurous plotline to the special effects, the show’s quite a spectacle. And the soundtrack, performed by Ramin Djawadi, has […]

Record Store Day Unveils List of Limited-Edition Titles Being Released on Black Friday, 11/25

Record Store Day Unveils List of Limited-Edition Titles Being Released on Black Friday, 11/25

Vinyl enthusiasts, this is for you. The list of releases scheduled for Black Friday 2016 was unveiled today. Friday, November 25 at record stores and music specialty shops around the country, a number of limited-edition and first-run LP titles will be made available in limited quantities. This is a yearly thing these days and, while […]

Top 11 Rebel Songs

Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. — Quentin Crisp James Dean was a rebel. Marlon Brando was a rebel. Johnny Yuma was a rebel. You’re not. But listening to some of […]

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