‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More

‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More

Steve Jones was one of those kids whose high school yearbook entry would have read “Most likely not to succeed.” His life path was an all-too-certain roller coaster ride to the gutter until rock and roll blew its anarchic spirit into his lungs. The true epitome of an accidental pioneer, Jones’ pile-driving, powerful guitar work powered the engine […]

On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

“I adore her,” Chrissie Hynde says of fellow rock legend Stevie Nicks, on whose current tour Hynde’s band the Pretenders are filling the supporting slot. “Stevie’s shows are great, and she’s a darling. She’s got an incredible voice, and it’s a good audience.” While the Pretenders have been fitting in the odd headlining show while […]

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 […]

Bob Dylan Calls Nobel Prize News ‘Amazing,’ Adds, ‘Whoever Dreams About Something Like That?’

Bob Dylan Calls Nobel Prize News ‘Amazing,’ Adds, ‘Whoever Dreams About Something Like That?’

Earlier this month, Bob Dylan was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature — a prestigious designation given to one of the most beloved and prolific songwriters in music history. In the time since the announcement, though, Dylan had remained silent about the honor, even basically ignoring calls from the Nobel committee, which had been attempting […]

Bob Dylan’s Massive 36-CD ‘The 1966 Live Recordings’ Box Set Coming 11/11

Bob Dylan’s Massive 36-CD ‘The 1966 Live Recordings’ Box Set Coming 11/11

When you’re named a Nobel Prize recipient for Literature, you can release exorbitantly large box sets chronicling one of the most iconic/noteworthy periods of you career. That’s Bob Dylan‘s current reality, and he’ll do just that on November 11 when The 1966 Live Recordings is released. Spanning 36 CD, the huge set will feature archival […]

Bob Dylan Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

Bob Dylan Awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature

After decades of impeccable songwriting skills and amassing an almost mythical status as a premier musician and inspiration to millions, Bob Dylan was recognized on Thursday with one of the most prestigious honors possible. 2016 Literature Laureate Bob Dylan, age 75, born on May 24, 1941 in Duluth, Minnesota, USA. #NobelPrize — The Nobel Prize (@NobelPrize) October […]

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 […]