Billy Preston

  • Blogs

    July 30, 2014

    10 Songs that Best Showcase Nils Lofgren's Sideman Skills

    In this week's cover story, we speak with Phoenix-based guitarist Nils Lofgren about his new collection, Face the Music, which documents 45 years of Lofgren's solo work. But his work as a sideman with some of the biggest songwriters in music history -- including Bruce Springsteen, Neil Young, Ringo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 16, 2012

    Soulive, McDowell Mountain Music Festival, 4/15/12

    Soulive McDowell Mountain Music Festival at Compound GrillSunday, April 15 Groove is what you make of it, and Soulive makes plenty of groovin' music. This trio from New York City--brothers Neal and Alan Evans, on Hammond B-3 organ and drums, respectively, and guitarist Eric Krasno--draw inspiration ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 21, 2011

    Clarence Clemons: Five Awesome "Big Man" Moments

    ‚Äč"The Big Man" was an appropriate moniker for Clarence Clemons. At 6-feet-4 and 250 pounds, the saxophonist, who died Saturday from complications involving a recent stroke, was literally quite large. But even his physical stature couldn't measure up to his legendary sax skills as a 40-year memb ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 23, 2009

    Arizona Premiere Living's List of Top Ten All-Time Arizona Musicians Kinda Blows

    We recently ran across this list of the "Top Ten All-Time Arizona Musicians" from Arizona Premiere Living. Some of the choices are obvious: Meat Puppets, Jimmy Eat World, Jordin Sparks, Gin Blossoms, Alice Cooper, and Linda Ronstadt almost always make the "top" lists of Arizona musicians.

  • Music

    January 4, 2007

    Everlasting Sounds

    Ten of the year's most timeless records

  • Music

    June 15, 2006

    The Dating Game

    Number of the beat

  • Music

    December 25, 2003

    The Beatles

    Let It Be . . . Naked (Capitol)

  • Music

    July 4, 2002

    Burke Slaw

    With his latest star-powered release, Solomon Burke — the King of Rock and Soul — preaches to a new congregation

  • Music

    January 10, 2002

    Jools Holland

    Big Band Rhythm & Blues (Warner Music)

  • Culture

    April 12, 2001

    The Man Who

    Pearl Jam manager Kelly Curtis is the guy behind the guys

  • Music

    October 26, 2000

    Baby, Get Back

    'Autobiography' and bootleg box prove that when it comes to the Beatles, you can never just let it be

  • Music

    May 25, 2000

    Hold On, I'm Cummings!

    Burton Cummings is either rock's most unsung hero or its most overlooked fugitive pervert

  • Music

    May 11, 2000

    Ian Brown

    Golden Greats

  • Music

    July 23, 1998

    Pepper Spray

    It was 20 years ago this week that Sgt. Pepper dropped a bomb on movie theaters, so where's all the rerelease hoopla?

  • Film

    February 12, 1998

    Harmonica Convergence

    Tune-packed Blues Brothers 2000 is a wail of a sequel

  • Music

    July 4, 1996
  • Music

    May 4, 1995