Record Store Day Unveils List of Limited-Edition Titles Being Released on Black Friday, 11/25

Record Store Day Unveils List of Limited-Edition Titles Being Released on Black Friday, 11/25

Vinyl enthusiasts, this is for you. The list of releases scheduled for Black Friday 2016 was unveiled today. Friday, November 25 at record stores and music specialty shops around the country, a number of limited-edition and first-run LP titles will be made available in limited quantities. This is a yearly thing these days and, while […]

Top 11 Rebel Songs

Top 11 Rebel Songs

The young always have the same problem – how to rebel and conform at the same time. They have now solved this by defying their parents and copying one another. — Quentin Crisp James Dean was a rebel. Marlon Brando was a rebel. Johnny Yuma was a rebel. You’re not. But listening to some of […]

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 […]

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 […]

Turn Me On: Hamish Anderson

Turn Me On: Hamish Anderson

The next time you’re at one of those parties where a trivia game breaks out and the question gets asked, “Who was the last person to open a show for the late, great B.B. King,” you can go ahead and smirk knowingly as you boldly and confidently answer that it was Hamish Anderson, a then-23-year-old […]

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 […]