Tag Archives: Classic Rock

Melody Trucks Helps Keep The Spirit Of Allman Brothers Music Alive–And is Also Charting Her Way Through Her Own New Music

Melody Trucks was born into one of the “first families” of blues and Southern Rock. Her father was Butch Trucks, one of the two drummers for the Allman Brothers Band. Her cousin is Derek Trucks, of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band. Melody, … Continue reading

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Album Review: Bella Novela’s High Energy “Incinerate”

Long Beach-based Bella Novela are a trio that blend melodic metal with ’70s & ’80s rock, spearheaded by singer Jackie Laws’ powerful voice. Their songs are well-crafted blasts of drums (Jannea McClure), riffs and harmonizing guitar solos (Jacob Heath) that … Continue reading

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Reviewed: The Rolling Stones – From The Vault: No Security – San Jose 1999

Reviewing a Stones concert film can either be a very hard thing to do, or it can be very easy. In my case, it’s definitely the latter. Not because I find no fault in their performance, but because I do, … Continue reading

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Robert Plant & The Sensational Space Shifters  “Live At David Lynch’s Festival Of Disruption”

I’m going to start this review off by dispensing with the large, white elephant in the room: Led Zeppelin. I don’t want to start a review of anything Robert Plant does by even mentioning the band; I don’t really even … Continue reading

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CD Review: Clean Getaway by Ricky Byrd

“An important part of this journey is giving back and spreading the message. I do my best talking through music…as a recovery troubadour.”-Ricky Byrd For the last five years now, Hall of Famer Ricky Byrd, founder of the non-profit charity … Continue reading

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Interviewed – Legendary Rock and Roll Hall Of Famer Eric Burdon

Ahead of his performance tonight at The Simi Valley Cajun and Blues Festival, I got the chance to ask legendary Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Eric Burdon a few questions.  I have to admit, I’m an unabashed fan of both … Continue reading

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Live Review – The Who At Staples Center

Last night, I was treated to “The Who at 50” at Staples Center. Now this is what a rock concert is supposed to look and sound like, somewhat. I’ll get to the highlights of the show in a second, but … Continue reading

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Heart Full of Soul:an Interview with Jim McCarty

Jim McCarty, second from left, in 1966. Photo courtesy of Flickr. Born James Stanley “Jim” McCarty  July 25 1943 at Walton Hospital in Liverpool, England, Jim McCarty’s family moved to London when he was two years old. He attended Hampton School in Richmond upon … Continue reading

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Call Me: An Interview With Chris Montez

In December 2002, Chris Montez was a rare joy to interview from among the myriad of artists performing on “Oldies” venue shows. Proud of his notable past work (“The More I See You”, “Let’s Dance”, etc.) he set himself apart from most … Continue reading

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Real Fun: An Exclusive Interview With Ian McLagan Of The (Small) Faces

“It all comes down to having fun. Real fun. Over the years, I’ve been asked to play on different people’s records, but I have turned them down. I just told them I was busy. They were people I didn’t particularly … Continue reading

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