When the phone rang at the Stax/Volt studios in Memphis in late November of 1967, guitarist Steve Cropper was surprised to hear Otis Redding on the other end, calling from the airport. "Usually Otis would check into the Holiday Inn or whatever hotel he was staying at and then he'd call for me to come over and do some
Chrissie Hynde made a surprise appearance during Robert Plant and the Sensational Space Shifters' concert Friday at London's Royal Albert Hall, where the singers performed "Bluebirds Over the Mountain" and
The Beach Boys, 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions The Beach Boys, 1967 – Live Sunshine Two Beach Boys rarities compilations issued today capture the group's incredibly prolific 1967, continuing the deep dive that began with this past summer's expansive Sunshine Tomorrow set. Sunshine Tomorrow 2 is a 29-track
The Beach Boys unearthed more archival material, including dozens of previously unreleased songs, with their two new retrospective sets, 1967 – Sunshine Tomorrow 2: The Studio Sessions and Live Sunshine – 1967. The digital audio collections, available to
A biker reflects on an old friendship in the poignant new video for Gregg Allman's take on Jackson Browne's "Song for Adam." Browne lends his vocals to the track, which closes the late Allman's final album,
How did Kesha's Rainbow end up near the top of the top of Rolling Stone's list of the top 50 albums of 2017? Why is Jay-Z's 4:44 ranked below Migos' Culture? Who are Open Mike Eagle, Code Orange and Songhoy Blues? Why did 2017 see so many pop acts embracing rock, and
The best music books of 2017 have very little in common with one another. They range from an incredibly in-depth look at Bob Dylan's gospel years to a wildly-entertaining oral history of the early 2000s New York rock revival to a surreal adventure through the eclectic mind of Art Garfunkel. But they're all fascinating and destined to be cherished for years and years to come.