By Kurt Wolff
Paul Craft, a noted country and rock songwriter and member of the Nashville Songwriters Hall of Fame, died this past weekend on Oct. 691 more words
Heavy metal legend Glenn Danzig is currently working on an album of covers of classic Elvis Presley songs. Danzig, who is referred to by many as Black Elvis both for his dark, Elvis-like voice and his love of New York City Hip Hop icon “Kool Keith” Thornton, has been planning to do an album in homage to the King of Rock and Roll for many years. 315 more words
Last May, I saw Linda Ronstadt perform in Oakland before 30,000 people, and I was knocked out. She closed with a version of Chuck Berry’s “Back in the U.S.A.” that had me shaking my head in wonder; I was sure the tune had never been done so well, so fast, so happily—not by anyone. 898 more words
One of my all-time favorite rock songs, “Different Drum” was written by Mike Nesmith (of The Monkees fame) in 1965.
It was originally recorded by The Greenbriar Boys (a bluegrass band) and can be found on their 1966 album, Better Late than Never!. 105 more words