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Supertramp On Being A Faceless Band – Chat with Bob Siebenberg & John Helliwell

There are many faceless band out there but even they have their true fans. Those dedicated listeners know every member and everything there is to know about them. Supertramp drummer Bob Siebenderg and sax-man John Helliwell say they don’t have a problem with Supertramp possible being a faceless band. Check out our interview. John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists that inspired him since he...

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Daryl Hall Gets Rude Awakening On Hall & Oates Internet Search

Daryl Hall Gets Rude Awakening On Hall & Oates Internet Search One would think that the fruits of your labours would be evident on the internet? Well, maybe not if you are Daryl Hall – lead voice of Hall and Oates. When Jim Harrington was interviewing the singer the reporter happened to mention that a quick Google search had the first related question as “which one is Oates?” To which he answered, Well, that’s the stupidest thing I’ve ever heard. (Laughs.) Their last studio album was the seasonal collection “Home for Christmas” in 2006. Before that was “Our Kind...

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Top Charting Steely Dan Albums Of All Time

First off, it’s hard to believe that Steely Dan only released 9 studio albums n all. As the world pays tribute to the late great Walter Becker who passed yesterday let’s check out their album history. Remember these number are bound to change since the groups sales are bound to rise now. So which album charted the highest? John Beaudin has been in major market radio (Edmonton, Vancouver & Calgary) for 33 years and a music journalist since 1989. He graduated from Broadcasting school as a news man so he would have the skills to write about the artists...

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Michael McDonald Talks About The Late Great Walter Becker of Steely Dan

Before Michael McDonald became a household name to most of us he was touring and recording with Steely Dan. It was that iconic band that hired him before we knew his name as a member of the Doobie Brothers. In the end McDonald appeared on the Steely Dan albums, “Katy Lied,” “The Royal Scam,” “Aja” and “Gaucho.” He told Billboard Magazine, “I was fairly shocked ’cause although I knew that he was having health issues, they were kind of ongoing for the last couple years. I really had no idea he was as ill…I remember hearing that for some...

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Donald Fagen Gives Heartfelt Goodbye To His Steely Dan Partner Walter Becker

‘Walter Becker was my friend, my writing partner and my bandmate since we met as students at Bard College in 1967. We started writing nutty little tunes on an upright piano in a small sitting room in the lobby of Ward Manor, a mouldering old mansion on the Hudson River that the college used as a dorm. We liked a lot of the same things: jazz (from the twenties through the mid-sixties), W.C. Fields, the Marx Brothers, science fiction, Nabokov, Kurt Vonnegut, Thomas Berger, and Robert Altman films come to mind. Also soul music and Chicago blues. Walter had...

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