For more than 20 years, Blues Traveler has built its reputation on its free-flowing live shows on tour and on the festival circuit. It’s only fitting then that the foundation of their latest album, North Hollywood Shootout, is based heavily on spontaneous live jams in the recording studio.
When you perform as part of an ensemble that has featured over 21 musicians during its nine-year history, sometimes individual contributions can be lost in the shuffle.
When the men of acoustic rock duo Jackopierce decided to part ways in 1997 it was a fairly familiar story from the music world: Successful band splits up to pursue different directions individually.
When the men of Finger Eleven first tracked out hit song “Paralyzer” from latest album Them Vs. You Vs. Me, they had no clue the bright future it would have.
Singer-songwriter Peter Bradley Adams has long been intrigued by wandering. He loves the idea of setting one foot before the other, no destination in mind, his steps more guided by a goal – find something better, anywhere but here.
Garrett Dutton has never really ridden at the forefront of the technology curve. Dutton, better known by his performing handle of G. Love, once swore he would never own a CD player, that he was only into vinyl. He caved. Now he has an iPod.
No one could see this coming. This summer, 34 years after their initial album release, Rocka Rolla, metal gods Judas Priest are weighing in again with an effort that tops one hour and 40 minutes in length and incorporates symphonic strings, all of it part of a rock opera tribute […]
As national attention dwells on economic woes and approaching elections, the day-to-day coverage of the Iraq War is lost to quick sound bites and brief flashes across the television screen. Brenda Elthon aims to change that by capturing the American pulse with Songs for our Soldiers, a melodic odyssey that […]
For more than 10 years Steve Perry has battled the double-edged sword of commercial success. It was about that time that Perry and his band, Cherry Poppin’ Daddies, used the strength of the swing music revival and their compilation album Zoot Suit Riot: The Swingin’ Hits of the Cherry Poppin’ […]
It’s been nearly four years since category-defying band 311 has released an album, but fans expecting to hear some of the new songs during this summer’s tour will have to wait until the record’s release in early 2009 to listen to the new licks.