Interview: Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson on Guts Vs Talent In The Early Days

Did Jethro Tull’s Ian Anderson Have More Bravery Than Talent In the Beginning? Anderson has always been transparent about his early skills on the flute as he was learning the instrument as the band was growing. I asked him if he had more guts than chops back then? (Clip 009) […]

Soul Singer Yvonne Staples of the Staple Singers Dead at 80

She passed away at her home in Chicago, Illinois. Staples performed on hits including “Respect Yourself,” “I’ll Take You There” and “Let’s Do It Again.” The latter two went to #1. She joined the family band after her brother Pervis was drafted into the army. They actually started in the […]

Interview: Ian Anderson Explains Jethro Tull’s Shortest Song – The Gorgeous “Grace”

“Thick As A Brick” is this monumental single piece that was split in two for the vinyl era. It’s over 43 minutes and it’s a journey. It went to #1 in the U.S. and #5 in the U.K. That was 1972. It’s Jethro Tull’s longest song but when I talked […]

Mike Harrison Lead Singer Of Spooky Tooth Dead at 72

This was the band that also once featured Gary Wright of “Dream Weaver” fame, the man who now runs Foreigner Mick Jones, Greg Ridley of Humble Pie, Chris Stainton who played with Joe Cocker and Eric Clapton, Henry McCullough who also played with Cocker, Wings, Roy Harper, John Hawken of […]

Sir Paul McCartney Pays Tribute To John Lennon At New York City March for Our Lives

Today the famous Beatles singer joined the crowd in solidarity with protesters against Gun violence. He told a CNN reporter: “As you know, one of my best friends was shot not far from here. ‘It is important to me,” Lennon was murdered on December 8, 1980 in front of his […]

Beach Boys Mike Love Says His Bad Reputation Is Not Fair

There are websites set up just to throw shade on the singer. Not to mention chat and Facebook groups set up to throw large stones at him. Something is going on. Most of it started in 1966 and the Beach Boys groundbreaking album “Pet Sounds.” So many report said that […]

Ian Anderson Thankful Jethro Tull, Like Led Zeppelin, Never Chased Hit Singles

Ian Anderson Thankful Jethro Tull, Like Led Zeppelin, Never Chased Hit Singles Jethro Tull has had only two hits singles in the U.S. “Living in the Past” in 1969 and “Bungle in the Jungle’ in 1974. They had six in the U.K. “Love Story,””Living in the Past,””Sweet Dreams,””The Witch’s Promise,””Life […]

Jimi Hendrix “Didn’t Have Hits” Says The Strokes Julian Casablancas

In a new Vulture Interview the lead singer of the Strokes, who is now ready to release his second album with the group The Voids, seems lacking in music history. Casablancas, who is known for mumbling during interviews being quite liberal when it comes to pregnant pausing and mumbling during […]