The Pretenders recorded this Live at Home rendition of "Back on the Chain Gang" for BBC Radio 2. Chrissie Hynde's voice is apparently immortal.
Jake Brown at Glorious Noise took an interesting challenge upon himself: make a playlist that tells the story of rock & roll history, featuring only one song from each year of rock & roll history. I started wondering how far back we could go and find stuff that could reasonably be considered rock and roll.… READ THE REST
In the spring of 1973, I was 15 years old. Musically, I was just starting to venture beyond mainstream rock, pop, and soul. But not much beyond middle of the road music ever made its way to the sleepy tobacco town of Chester, Virginia, at least not on the radio. Driving around that spring and… READ THE REST
The 2004 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony included a memorial performance to the then-recently-deceased George Harrison. An all-star line-up of musicians including Tom Petty and Steve Winwood performed the best Beatles' song ever, which was written by Harrison, who was objectively the best Beatle. Then, about halfway through the 6-minute performance, Prince… READ THE REST
Airlines. Cable companies. Pharmaceutical firms. Banks. Those industries show up every year on lists of America's most hated companies. It's seldom for the products they actually produce. It's usually for the poor customer service, ridiculous fees, and a general sense of all-around indifference to their customer's needs that land these firms squarely in the public's… READ THE REST
A lot has changed since you started your career behind the keyboard, and if you can't keep up with the times, the generation in front of you will swoop in and eat you alive. Sure, you could retire early (we all know your savings will last you comfortably until at least next Tuesday), but there's… READ THE REST
Whether you're planning for a visit with the in-laws or trying to meet important deadlines at work, there's a lot of reasons to pull your hair out these days. And until you can drop everything you're doing and escape on a solo trip through Europe, you could really use something to take the edge off. … READ THE REST