There are many reasons why Steely Dan is one of the most underrated rock bands of all-time. One, the duo behind Steely Dan—Donald Fagen and Walter Becker—have faces for radio and less charisma than Fox News pundits. Second, they fused rock with jazz, which, in the 1970s, was not the most popular… Read More
Paul McCartney is 70 years old (he was born June 18, 1942). A lot of music fans half his age and younger may dismiss him as a has-been or one of those old fogeys from the 1960s that’s still living off of what he did “Yesterday.” Young people are likely to reject the idea that Macca… Read More
Mumford & Sons: Best British Folk Band Of All-Time?
Mumford & Sons won the 2013 Grammy Award for Album of the Year and the 2013 Brit Award for Best British Group. Their sophomore effort, Babel, was one of the bestselling albums of 2012 in both the U.K. and the U.S. And for the last couple of years, Mumford… Read More
The Eagles have launched a lot of tours during their historic career but none of have been to support a documentary.
In January, the “History of the Eagles” made its world premiere at the Sundance Film Festival. The following month the documentary aired on Showtime.
If you missed either showing don’t worry. … Read More
Sadly, the news that John Mayer broke up with Katy Perry overshadowed the announcement that the guitarist is hitting the road for the first time in three years.
Mayer is one of the best musicians of his generation. Yet, his name is seldom brought up in reference to his music but is frequently used when chronicling… Read More
The pending Rolling Stones tour will likely be the hottest concert ticket of the year. Yet, before Keith Richards plays a chord or Mick Jagger struts across the stage, the band is making headlines. The business machinations behind the Stones forthcoming trek is more like a “19th Nervous… Read More
Festivals hold a special place in music history as well as in the hearts and minds of its fans. One of the most significant music events of all-time was a festival, Woodstock, and one of the worst music events of all-time was also a festival, Woodstock 1999. Every year millions of fans attend music festivals… Read More
This May and June, Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers have been booked to headline four different music festivals. May 17 through May 20, you can catch Petty and his band at the Hangout Music Festival in Gulf Shores, Alabama. About a month later, they’ll be at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee—June 16… Read More