KISS has always been a polarizing band that people either loved or hated. Even if you are not the biggest fan, there is one message I want you to take away from this article: Go back to those seldom listen to tracks, by the artist you love, and give them a listen. You might discover a new favorite song and start making your personal “top lists.”
Eric’s inspiring story of hard work and determination is cemented in Rock ‘N’ Roll lore. After spending the 1970s moving from band to band, and rounding out the decade repairing stoves with his father, in 1980, Eric Carr was granted the chance of a lifetime in the form of an audition with The Hottest Band In The World– KISS.
Today I am highlighting the blue-collar workers of some of your favorite bands. These stalwart workhorses of Rock music have created many of the most memorable songs in history. Their impact may be low ley on the surface, but their legacy is larger than life.
Between his powerful backbeat, innate sense of groove, and simplistic approach, Simon Kirke was at the forefront of laying the foundation for a new era of Rock ‘N’ Roll drummers.
Kevin Godley, the long-time member of seminal Art Rock bands 10cc and Godley & Creme, is with us today to chat about his new album, Muscle Memory, and his long career as a musician, director, and artist.
Many of us know Grand Funk, and most of us love Grand Funk. They were one of the first true Arena Rock bands, and they, along with a few others, sort of set the tone for what was to come in the late 70s, early 80s, and beyond.
Having been in the game a long time, Joe Bouchard knows a thing or two about making a good Rock record. So, it’s no surprise that his new record, Strange Legends, is another Rock banger.
For as long as I’ve been alive, Fingers has been with WBAB, longer actually. I’ve never known the station without him. Many a long drives and afternoons stuck in traffic have been made that much more bearable with the help of Fingers and his Rock sets.
I came to find out that a drummer named Anton Fig played on Dynasty, Unmasked as well as Ace Frehley‘s self-titled album, Ace Frehley. I also came to find that Anton had played on the bulk of Ace’s solo output. His style of drumming was entirely different than my previous idols. I know today that Anton’s love of Jazz was heavily incorporated into his Rock/Fusion style, but at the time, I had no real grasp of what I was hearing.
Over the decade’s Bob Dylan has seen and sung on just about every important topic of the last half-century. We find ourselves as a nation collapsing unto itself, and directly into a great divide. It’s a chasm of our own doing. Our blatant refusal to be kind and decent to one another is coming to a head now. What happens next is in our hands.