By Luke Winkie Nobody has written an original rock song since 1953, and the entire music industry is founded on exchanging blurry photocopies of other people's work. Sure, some art is outright plagiarism, but even when it's in a gray area, it's an opportunity for cash. Case in point: Australian psy ... More >>
I've spent the past few weeks debating the merits of Vinyl (seven reasons) versus CD (five reasons) for those of us that still collect music (my final verdict is that both have great qualities, but CD is still better). It's been a fun little debate, but it doesn't really matter how you listen. I ... More >>
Bluesmans son keeps wicked slide alive
Followed or Led
Just how sweet is that tea?
Raise your glass to the next seven decades
Big Band Rhythm & Blues (Warner Music)
Guitar Shorty comes to the Valley
VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed
The BBC Sessions 1965-1968
(Fuel 2000/Varése Sarabande)
For 25 years, Bug Music has protected the rights of songwriters. In the process, they've gotten Willie Dixon's songs back from Led Zeppelin and transformed Iggy Pop into a TV-commercial composer.
After three decades on the road, Koko Taylor maintains the grueling pace of a blues torch carrier
A trip to Long Island reveals an Allison wonderland
Corky Siegel links the ethereal majesty of chamber music with the grit of the blues
Los Lobos moves from East L.A. to Chicago and the Mississippi Delta on Colossal Head
A cocktail review of recent state releases
EX-BAD COMPANY VOCALIST HAS A FINE ROCK DISC AND TOUR' BUT THEY COULD GIVE PURISTS THE BLUES
WHITE MEN CAN'T RAP. OR CAN THEY?