Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories

Top 11 Band Name Origin Stories  “If only God would give me some clear sign! Like making a large deposit in my name at a Swiss bank.” – Woody Allen Pink Floyd In 1963, future Pink Floyd members Roger Waters and Nick Mason went through band names that included the Meggadeaths, the Screaming Abdabs, Leonard’s […]

Top 11 Arena Rock Songs

Top 11 Arena Rock Songs

“In the ’70s … that’s the era when that was kind of perfected, the whole idea of Arena Rock. In the arena back then you were a little, tiny thing on stage making a great big noise. What really mattered was that sound you were making.” – Lawrence Gowan of Styx “Too Much Time on […]

Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius

Behind the Curtain: Jaco Pastorius

Maybe the best way of trying to describe who Jaco Pastorius was and my encounter with him back in 1977 right around the release of his first self-titled solo album is by beginning this narrative with an episode guitarist Steve Morse once had with the legendary bass player. This incident illustrates both the peculiarity and […]

Top 11 Songs About Food

Top 11 Songs About Food

“I celebrated Thanksgiving in an old-fashioned way. I invited everyone in my neighborhood to my house, we had an enormous feast, and then I killed them and took their land.” — Jon Stewart What better way to celebrate our approaching national day of gluttony and over-indulgence than by listening to our Top 11 Food Songs? […]

Top 11 Worst & Weirdest #1 Hits

Top 11 Worst & Weirdest #1 Hits

Some were woeful, some were wacky but all inexplicably sold millions of records and topped the charts. You’ve labored for years to dislodge these tunes from your memory, so be warned: Our Top 11 Worst and Weirdest No. 1 Hits will soon be bouncing around your brainpan once again. 11. Ebony and Ivory by Paul […]

Top 11 Stuttering Songs

Top 11 Stuttering Songs

Rockers have long used stuttering as a musical device to express nervousness or frustration. And sometimes the effect just helps the lyrics fit the music. They’re all here in our Top 11 Stuttering Songs. Which of your favorites did we leave out? Let us know in our comments section below. 11. My Generation by the […]