Foreigner and Styx play together on Friday night, August 1st at Marymoor Park. Foreigner bandmember, guitarist, saxophonist, keyboardist (the list of instruments goes on and on) – Thom Gimbel – joined me on the phone from the […]
One famously cranky rock critic “Ripped us to pieces in the press, and I found out that he had these parties at his house on weekends, where he always played at least two Foreigner songs.”
The three acts have recorded a new version of the Eagles’ “Hotel California,” which Don Felder co-wrote.
Younger music fans may be confused when presented with Sound System, the new Clash box set. That’s because it comes in the shape of an old-school boombox, which, these days, is about quaint as a telegraph machine or a crankable record player. You can admire the exterior all you want (or not): what’s actually in the box is the complete discography and then some, of one of the greatest and most influential rock groups of all time.
Paul McCartney has joined an all-star collective of artists to record a new version of the classic “He Ain’t Heavy, He’s My Brother.” Mick Jones from The Clash, Glen Tilbrook of Squeeze and Gerry Marsden of Gerry & The Pacemakers, as well as younger artists like Melanie C. of The Spice Girls and Robbie Williams are all on the track as well.
Dylan has often referenced Joe Strummer and The Clash as a huge influence, and he wears it proudly on his sleeve on the new Wallflowers single, “Reboot The Mission.” With a piano driven rocksteady beat, the song wouldn’t sound out of place on Combat Rock. But The Clash references go far beyond just the sound of the song.