The drummer of the Foo Fighters Taylor Hawkins passed away today. One of my favorite bands and drummers. Here is a glimpse of his skills as a drummer and musician.
One of my introductions to 60s rock was from the Monkees. I watched reruns of their TV show on Nick at Night, and always thought they were an interesting band. Here are some quotes from the famed rocker: It's important to be precise about words, because of the thought value
In the new Paul McCartney documentary on Hulu, the former Beatle made an interesting observation. When recording Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band, McCartney noticed a switch on the soundboard in the control room. The switch was flipped to “classical” or “pop” depending on the music being recorded. McCartney expressed
The famous rock critic of the 60s and 70s Lester Bangs once said: “The ultimate sin of any performer is contempt for the audience. Those who indulge in it will ultimately reap the scorn of those they’ve dumped on whether they live forever like Andy Paleface Warhol or die
In the late 60s, Barry Kramer started a Rock n Roll magazine. He named it Creem. A misspelled version of his favorite band, Cream. Kramer thought Rolling Stone magazine was named after a Dylan song (Like a Rolling Stone), why not do the same. Kramer, a hippie-businessman-entrepreneur, wanted to do
Nothing is better than live music. Nothing is better than live music after a global pandemic. The rock-and-roll band the Foo Fighters performed live at Madison Square Garden for the first time in June. They made a short film about it below. What struck me as they interviewed fans is