Joining the soul legend’s band in the spring of 1966, Jaimoe would soon learn a big lesson from Otis Redding. It was one that he’d carry through his life, but it wasn’t musical advice.
This week, Crosby, Stills & Nash release their new live DVD, simply titled Crosby Stills & Nash 2012. Recorded and shot, as the title suggests, earlier this year, it’s much less controversial than their last video effort, the Neil Young directed film CSNY Deja Vu.
In the midst of recording 6th album, British arena rockers Muse received a phone call that would put them in front of an audience of billions. More than just part of an Olympic montage, Muse’s song “Survival” was chosen as the official theme of the London 2012 Olympics. But how and why was the anthemic song chosen? Two words: Elton John.
It turns out Levon Helm, the singer and drummer of The Band, turned him on to blues harmonica players, which proved to be an important influence on Bobby Keys’ sax playing. Watch as Keys discusses Helm’s personal significance.
On February 21, Buddy Guy was part of a group of musicians who performed at the White House as part of a salute to blues music. While Mick Jagger passed the mic off to Obama that night, it was Guy who convinced the president to perform with the group for “Sweet Home Chicago.”
In 2000, The Allmans fired Dickey Betts, and Warren Haynes rejoined, replacing his former boss. At that point, he and Derek Trucks had to establish their relationship — as two lead guitarists who specialize in slide playing. Haynes explained the dynamic when he sat down with CBS Local.
Crosby, Stills & Nash (and sometimes Young) have long been seen voices of their generation, torchbearers of ’60s activism. On the set of their “CBS This Morning” appearance last month, CBS Local asked them who they see as great political songwriters of today’s generation. Their answers may surprise you.
There’s comedy group in New York called Improv Everywhere that does a bunch of flash-mob videos for YouTube. And their newest one is pretty funny. They went to a miniature golf course in New […]
It turns out that Neil Young had a hard time remembering some details of his pre-Springfield Buffalo days in Canada, so he reached out to his friend Randy Bachman to fill in the gaps in his mind.
The first songs that singer-songwriter Joel Rafael learned on guitar were Woody Guthrie’s – the standards of the ’60s folk revival scene, like “This Land Is Your Land.” Rafael never really got over them, and has spent his entire career paying tribute to Guthrie.