Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)

Rick Wakeman: On ‘Piano Portraits,’ David Bowie, Yes in the Rock Hall of Fame and More (Q&A)

At age five, Rick Wakeman began taking piano lessons — talk about musical lessons that truly paid off decades later! First coming to prominence as a member of Strawbs, Wakeman is internationally revered for his prodigious keyboard talents as a member of ’70s prog-rock giants, Yes. His stellar work with Yes, as featured on the classic […]

The Tribe Returns to Perform Elton John’s Classic Album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” at SOhO Santa Barbara Wednesday 12/14

The Tribe Returns to Perform Elton John’s Classic Album, “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road,” at SOhO Santa Barbara Wednesday 12/14

On Friday, Sept 30th, ten members of The Tribe – a collective of LA-based session and touring musicians and singers, reunited for a unique evening at Bogies in Westlake Village, California. They presented their version of Elton John’s classic album Goodbye Yellow Brick Road. The show was cleverly named Say Hello to “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road” with the intention […]

Watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Jarring (and Maybe NSFW) Music Video for ‘Sick Love,’ Featuring Elton John

Watch the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ Jarring (and Maybe NSFW) Music Video for ‘Sick Love,’ Featuring Elton John

One of the most memorable songs off the Red Hot Chili Peppers‘ recent album The Getaway is “Sick Love,” a mid-tempo with loopy guitars and some guest piano work from none other than Sir Elton John. Well, on Monday the Peppers premiered a music video for the song, an animated clip from Beth Jeans Houghton […]

Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS’ Legacy and Paul McCartney’s Influence

Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS’ Legacy and Paul McCartney’s Influence

Outspoken and brash, arrogant and opinionated, profane and vulgar, supremely narcissistic and sexist, are among the colorful descriptions both the public and media foist at KISS’ founding member Gene Simmons. Acutely aware of how he is perceived, Simmons even named his last solo album Asshole. When meeting with the “God of Thunder,” one will notice […]