Remembering Rod Temperton, Songwriter of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, ‘Rock With You’ and Many More

Remembering Rod Temperton, Songwriter of Michael Jackson’s ‘Thriller’, ‘Rock With You’ and Many More

Sad news hit the music world again on Wednesday, when word of Rod Temperton‘s recent passing made waves online. Temperton, who died at age 66 after “a brief aggressive with cancer” this week, was universally acclaimed for writing songs including Michael Jackson‘s classics Thriller and Rock With Me and Heatwave’s Boogie Nights, among others. His contributions […]

Turn Me On: The Lemon Twigs

Turn Me On: The Lemon Twigs

  As I sit here listening to and writing about this intriguing new band from Long Island, New York, The Lemon Twigs, I’m not really sure how to describe what I hear. Others in my position have used words like pop/rock, soft rock, baroque rock, melodic, harmony-rich, underground cool, theatrical, lo-fi, lush, modern-day, retro-leaning, divine, […]

Buzz: Are the Rolling Stones Releasing a Blues Record This Week?

Buzz: Are the Rolling Stones Releasing a Blues Record This Week?

Well, wouldn’t this be a fun surprise? On Tuesday, the Rolling Stones put up a mysterious and oh-so-cryptic video on their social channels and website alluding to some new music coming out soon — maybe this Thursday, October 6?? COMING OCTOBER 6 pic.twitter.com/c7XSocAIDK — The Rolling Stones (@RollingStones) October 4, 2016 The teasing continued on the […]

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