On the eve of their 1969 US tour, Rolling Stones lead guitarist Keith Richards sat down for an interview with music writer Ritchie York. The location was the band’s headquarters near Oxford Circus in London. Topics ranged from a newly hired guitarist to an upcoming album to truly hilarious bandRead More →

The devastating but all-too-common school shooting that killed 19 elementary students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas earlier this week sent shock waves across the country and around the world. Calls have again been made for tougher gun control laws while others have lamented the use of a national tragedyRead More →

The devastating but all-too-common school shooting that killed 19 elementary students and two teachers in Uvalde, Texas earlier this week sent shock waves across the country and around the world. Calls have again been made for tougher gun control laws while others have lamented the use of a national tragedyRead More →

LOS ANGELES, CA—According to sources close to local man Clay Cole, his local classic rock station played a Creed song this morning, despite the 35-year-old’s recollection that Creed was popular “just, like , few years ago .” “Eh?” the man muttered to himself as the opening guitar riff began. “WaitRead More →

The live music economy – especially in the wake of a particularly disruptive pandemic that continues to confound the touring plans of many artists – is currently in a particularly complex situation. It also raises a number of questions about how musicians, booking agents and venues are making up forRead More →

Rock history includes a myriad of collectives in which a strong female voice provides the group’s identity while being backed by male musicians – and thank goodness a new generation of such acts have made women all the more present in the modern world. rock, country, pop and electronic. AndRead More →

Rock history includes a myriad of collectives in which a strong female voice provides the group’s identity while being backed by male musicians – and thank goodness a new generation of such acts have made women all the more present in the modern world. rock, country, pop and electronic. AndRead More →

HIDDEN GEMS An overlooked gem of Portland rock music By Al Melchior May 16, 2022 Portland-based musician and songwriter Casey Neil was not afraid to change his sound from one album to another. When he came out the brooklyn bridge in 2007, he eschewed the Celtic and folk-influenced sound thatRead More →

The Rock & Roll Hall of Fame has unveiled its Class of 2022. It’s the predictable mixed bag, one that follows months of speculation and the usual dose of controversy since the nominees were announced in early February. There are seven inductees in the performer category, including five first-time nominees,Read More →

It’s easy to think that Utah’s sculptural red rock towers are immobile, if not immovable. Yet the rock towers twist, sway and sway imperceptibly in response to vibrations and seismic activity. Recently graduated geophysics student from the University of Utah Riley Finnegan measured the ambient vibrations of 14 large-scale structuresRead More →

Science fiction and fantasy seem to be the go-to genres in the anime world. But the anime industry is much more diverse than that as it incorporates other elements such as romance, drama, and even music. In fact, the fascination with rock in Japan is such that there’s no shortageRead More →

If you’re of a certain vintage, you’ll have fond memories of music television. Entire stations were devoted to airing accompanying videos for many of the most popular new songs: from straightforward performances to those that challenged the medium with appropriate stories or imagery to accentuate the song’s themes. However, beforeRead More →