Tuesday (November 27) marks 70 years since the birth of Jimi Hendrix, the man who changed electric guitar and rock’n’roll forever. For the past few weeks, CBS Local has discussed the man’s impact with musicians who came after him, his peers, and even one of his main inspirations. Everyone felt his influence, whether it was on their guitar playing, or their singing. Some even found a new direction for their life thanks to Jimi.
Robert Lamm of Chicago tells CBS Local that his band was doing horn-based arrangements of Hendrix songs early on. Hendrix became a fan and supporter of the group, and when he expressed respect for Chicago’s late guitarist/leader Terry Kath, it meant a lot to the entire group.pr
The Chicago business is still a healthy one: like The Beach Boys, they tour every year to large crowds. But also like The Beach Boys, reuniting with their ex-frontman would be a huge event that would get the band more media attention than they’ve had in years, and would probably be a big enough deal to lead to a tour headlining the venues where they usually split the bill.
Springsteen expects his band to be able to play different songs night after night, and apparently, the same holds true for his guests. Both Vedder and Morello showed up the following night, but each did (mostly) different songs from the prior concert
In recent years particularly, labels like Rhino and Sony Legacy have released more best-of collections and box sets than ever. But how many is too many? If nearly all the compilations are identical in tracklisting, what’s the point?
The singer revealed her busy tour schedule and gushed on meeting Jay-Z and Beyonce.
Perry Farrell’s aura seems to be present in every aspect of Lollapalooza. But this year the Lollapalooza founder opted to go offsite to make an appearance in the flesh for an intimate after-party with Jane’s Addiction.
[pullquote quote="My work here is done. Good game, Perry Farrell." credit="@LollaLeaks"]The twitterverse is buzzing about the summer festival circuit. This morning, we had official confirmation about the lineup for Bonnaroo 2012. Now the same account […]
[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Rod Stewart[/lastfm] and [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Stevie Nicks[/lastfm] stopped by the Ellen show today to talk about how they have joined forces for one of the most anticipated musical events of the year, The Heart & […]
Recently, the people over at “Forbes” compiled a list of the most stressful cities in America, based on traffic, pollution, unemployment rate, population density and weather. So next time you complain about Seattle when you […]