Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voorman, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland

Inside John Lennon’s ‘Imagine’ with Klaus Voorman, Jim Keltner and Joey Molland

John Lennon photo by Peter Fordham © Yoko Ono Having channeled the searing pain and primal scream angst of his first solo album, Plastic Ono Band, John Lennon’s follow-up release, Imagine, was infused with glittering Beatles magic; it was a much more accessible and commercially palatable release culling some of Lennon’s strongest solo songs, namely […]

Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)

Searching for ‘True Meanings’ with Paul Weller (Album Review/Q&A)

Over the past few years, every time I’ve interviewed Paul Weller, the legendary English musician known as the Modfather, he mentioned that he was contemplating releasing an acoustic album. For an artist who’s taken as many twists and turns over the course of his 40-plus year career as Bob Dylan, it seemed no idle threat. […]

New Music Friday: Steve Winwood Releases ‘Greatest Hits Live,’ His First-Ever Live Solo Album (Stream)

New Music Friday: Steve Winwood Releases ‘Greatest Hits Live,’ His First-Ever Live Solo Album (Stream)

Acclaimed singer/songwriter Steve Winwood has done many things throughout his impeccable career, but until today he had not released a live solo record. Titled Greatest Hits Live, this two-CD set was released on Friday via Wincraft Records and features 23 songs hand-selected by Winwood from throughout his vault of live recordings, covering both his solo […]

Turn Me On: The 100 Year War

Turn Me On: The 100 Year War

  In late summer 2014, Eye Detail filmed Paul Freeman performing a new song called Heroes that was to be included on the veteran Welsh singer/songwriter’s soon-to-be-finished debut studio album. On that late summer day the onetime guitarist for James Blunt—he was there for every bit of the runaway international smash that was You’re Beautiful—had […]

Still Feelin’ Alright: A Chat with Dave Mason

Still Feelin’ Alright: A Chat with Dave Mason

Scoring not once but twice in this crapshoot known as the music business, Dave Mason‘s seminal work as a founding member of Traffic and as a solo artist with signature hits Feelin’ Alright, Only You Know and I Know, and We Just Disagree solidifying his status as a thriving rock and roll survivor. A gifted songwriter, Mason’s […]

A Life Journey with Leon Russell (Interview)

A Life Journey with Leon Russell (Interview)

At 71, Oklahoma native and Rock & Roll Hall of Fame inductee Leon Russell has packed a lot into his over five decades of grand musical adventures. His new studio album, Life Journey, is an apt title as the record finds the acclaimed singer /songwriter /pianist coming full circle and essaying songs purloined from the Great American Songbook, past […]

Kennedy Center Honors: Billy Joel, Don Henley, Carlos Santana, Buddy Guy, Garth Brooks, Steve Winwood, More (Video)

Kennedy Center Honors: Billy Joel, Don Henley, Carlos Santana, Buddy Guy, Garth Brooks, Steve Winwood, More (Video)

The Kennedy Center Honors were televised last night on CBS, honoring the life and works of Billy Joel, Carlos Santana, Martina Arroyo, Herbie Hancock and actress Shirley MacLaine. As part of the gala, a number of music icons paid tribute to the works of the musicians being honored – Don Henley of the Eagles, Rufus […]