The burning question has always been: What would Jimi Hendrix be doing now if he were still alive? Shortly before passing away at the age of 27, Hendrix was considering a move away from rock 'n' roll psychedelia to explore aspects of jazz and blues. He'd frequently been jamming with progressive jazz ... More >>
While waiting for Paul McCartney to start his set Tuesday night at US Airways Center, I tried to think of living and performing musicians who are irrefutably rock legends (metal bands purposefully excluded). I came up with The Who, Chuck Berry, The Rolling Stones, The Eagles, Rush, and The Beach Bo ... More >>
Over nearly 30 years as a solo artist, Joe Satriani has fused rock with blues, funk and world music among other styles (remember his 2000 electronica-meets-rock release, Engines of Creation?), all in an effort to do something new with each successive album. Given the sort of influences he had growin ... More >>
Slayer guitarist Jeff Hanneman died of cirrhosis on May 2, the same day as the Golden Gods Awards. It was devastating that on a day meant to celebrate the lives of the best musicians in metal, one of those artists was taken from the world of music. It also came as a shock. In fact, by all accounts ... More >>
Gardner Cole Cole, who has written and produced for artists such as Madonna, is the producer for local country pop band Arrowheart, who are schedueld to perform Sunday, May 27 at Hidden Meadow Ranch. For more information, head here. When you put your key in the ignition and turn on the radio, what ... More >>
Brad Dwyer and Jalipaz at Audioconfusion Studios Welcome to the latest installment of our weekly feature, Sound Off, where Jason P. Woodbury is joined by a different guest each week to listen to and discuss three tracks from local Phoenix artists. If you would like your songs to be considered ... More >>
Released back in May, Celebration, Florida, by New York band The Felice Brothers, is a confusing record. Take the first track, "Fire at the Pageant," with its chorus of screaming children, stomping cadence, and menacing, howling vocals. It's the sound of Americana set loose in the record stor ... More >>
www.gottahaverockandroll.comA 1960s jacket signed by George HarrisonStarting today, you can bid on historic music memorabilia, like the strap from the guitar Jimi Hendrix burned on stage at the Monterrey Pop Festival in 1967 and a glove Michael Jackson wore at a 1997 concert in London -- provide ... More >>
Living ColourA lot has happened to punk-metal pioneers Living Colour in the 23 years since their breakthrough album, Vivid, was released. After having hits with their songs "Cult of Personality" and "Open Letter (To a Landlord)," the band broke up while the members devoted themselves to various ... More >>
Kings of Leon has stooped to a new low by bringing a potentially offensive yet interesting idea to the table, according to NME.The band posted an ad in an effort to recruit "characters with scars, pockmarked skin, physical abnormalities or deformities" for their next music video.In the ad, Kings ... More >>
A few weeks ago Kanye West announced on his Twitter page that the original artwork for his upcoming album My Beautiful Twisted Dark Fantasy had been banned here in the US.Technically, the artwork wasn't banned. Instead Kanye's record label, strongly suggested that the album artwork be replaced f ... More >>
This week, looking at What's Selling is a little different. That's because Saturday was the long-anticipated Record Store Day, and hopefully you didn't miss out.Not only did all of our favorite local record stores have live in-store performances, but they sold a ton of exclusive material only ... More >>
Yes, it's still 2010. And a local band's cassette is a top selling album of the week. Hell yeah.The weekly list of best sellers at Eastside in Tempe never ceases to be eclectic, and contain at least a few surprises. This week, Gorillaz top out the charts, Swedish punk rockers The Regulations make ... More >>
As the press release announcing Alice Cooper's appearance at Arizona State's graduation ceremony Wednesday says, the local shock-rocker has played on some pretty big bills: John Lennon, The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin, Jimi Hendrix. Even Pele.All big, but not Barack Obama big.Cooper will perfor ... More >>
African musician does justice to Jimi
Christian rock devils music or manna from above?
Jimi Hendrix died 38 years ago, but his music lives on -- and his merchandising does, too. Caffeine fiends can now drink a real “rock star” energy drink -- the “Jimi Hendrix Liquid Experience.” The flavorful brew was introduced l ... More >>
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Just you and them and the music
Finally, the tough questions
For pennies a tune, you can build a primo music library and support free enterprise in Russia
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Secret oldies man
A roundup of the latest batch of eclectica that fell through the cracks
Tha Liks X.O. Experience (Loud/Columbia)
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Radiant Black Mind
Swingin' Sting? Bluegrass Bruce? Rhapsodic R.E.M.? You'll do a double take now that CMH Records has given your '80s favorites a second look.
The Complete Bitches Brew Sessions puts Miles Davis' big leap into proper perspective
Valley power-pop scene takes a serious hit with the breakup of Sugar High
Can the Valley's most spectacular blues guitarist forge his own style?
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