I've written several blogposts on what the "value" of music stands for today, and by value, I mean not only economically, but intellectually, artistically and generationally. Music has always held a special place, both in my heart and in my life. I learned of country music — and I mean REAL country, like Hank, Willie and Waylon — as well Elvis Presley from my mother.
Today is October 9th and, on what would have been John Lennon's 75th birthday, we wanted to honor that occasion in this space. We went to Jude Southerland Kessler, who is the author of the acclaimed John Lennon Series and asked her "Five Questions" about Lennon and her book series, which is now three books deep,
Today, we asked “Five Questions” to LaRonda Davis, the president of the Black Rock Coalition. The BRC is a collective of artists, writers, producers, publicists, activists and music fans dedicated to the complete creative freedom of Black artists. Founded by musician Vernon Reid, journalist Greg Tate and producer Konda Mason, the organization celebrates its 30th anniversary this year with unique performances and events.
As noted in these pages recently, there’s been a rush of excellent rock ‘n’ roll documentaries of late.
We are very excited to launch a new feature of exclusive excerpts from upcoming and soon-to-be-released books. Today, we showcase Chapter Five from Kent Crowley's new book Long Promised Road: Carl Wilson, Soul of the Beach Boys-The Biography.
As AC/DC launched their “Rock or Bust” tour in the States amid substantial personnel changes, we revisited author Jesse Fink (The Youngs: The Brothers Who Built AC/DC) and put “Five Questions” to him about the band's latest assault on world eardrums.