Despite being 75 and recently having heart surgery, Mick Jagger is working hard to maintain his stamina and fitness. Vogue’s Lauren Valenti reports: Mick Jagger’s vitality knows no bounds. Just last month, the Rolling Stones frontman underwent heart surgery and, per doctor’s orders, had to postpone the band’s ”No Filter” tour. And yet, the 75-year-old superstar is […]
From the album C’est la Vie by Phosphorescent performing this summer at the Newport Folk Festival on Sunday, July 28th. Originally posted on Your Survival Guy.
After 25 years and during a period of bad feeling between he and fellow Rolling Stones leader Mick Jagger, Keith Richards would record his first solo album “Talk is Cheap,” and on it was the hit, Take it So Hard. The Wall Street Journal’s Marc Myers recently interviewed Richards about the song, writing: In 1986, […]
Legendary drummer, Hal Blaine has passed away. Blaine laid down the beat for hundreds of hit songs in the 60s and 70s as part of the famed studio musician group “The Wrecking Crew.” Best Classic Bands writes of Blaine: During The Wrecking Crew’s heyday in the 1960s and 1970s, they were the musical backbone on […]
You know the triangle is a special instrument. It’s small, yet important. Like the cherry on a sundae. It has a place. But when you’re a drummer in a high school band and you see the sheet music for the Nutcracker and you’re playing the triangle you know it might be a light day. That’s […]
Put up who ever you please. I will counter with Johnny’s 2-CD Anthology 1964-1977 Rhino set produced by Bill Inglot, Featured on the set are studio wizards James Burton, Hal Blaine, Jim Horn, Harlan Rogers, Larry Knechtel and Dean Parks, a hard group to beat out. The 36 cover tunes include Into The Mystic, Sea Cruise, […]
If you like Coldplay (I do) then you’ll love their new documentary A Head Full of Dreams (Prime Video) covering the British quartet’s first two decades. What stood out to me was when lead singer Chris Martin told the camera that all of their best songs were written in only ten minutes…but it takes months […]