Posts tagged "rock and roll hall of fame"

Q&A Interview With Billy Gibbons - A Billy Gibbons And The BFG's Concert Preview (Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles)

Q&A Interview With Billy Gibbons - A Billy Gibbons And The BFG's Concert Preview (Friday, January 29, 2016 at the Arcada Theatre in St. Charles)
Headed to town in support of his first solo album, I checked in with ZZ Top singer and guitarist Billy Gibbons about the Afro-Cuban sounds that influenced Perfectamundo, learning about rhythm from Tito Puente, performing in Cuba, his love of the Chicago blues and much more... ...

Q&A Interview With CJ Ramone (Concert Preview: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Bottom Lounge)

Q&A Interview With CJ Ramone (Concert Preview: Sunday, June 7, 2015 at Bottom Lounge)
Headed to town with Shonen Knife for a set Sunday night at Bottom Lounge, I spoke with former Ramones bassist CJ Ramone about his latest solo effort Last Chance to Dance, the important role of Tommy Erdelyi in the creation of the Ramones, carrying on that band's legacy and more... ...

Concert Review: Leon Russell Live At City Winery (Wednesday, February, 25, 2015)

Concert Review: Leon Russell Live At City Winery (Wednesday, February, 25, 2015)
Over the course of ninety minutes Wednesday evening, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Leon Russell proved why he's one of his generation's most underrated storytellers during the second of two sold out concerts at City Winery... ...
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Q&A Interview With Steve Nieve (Concert Preview: Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello - Tuesday, September 30 at City Winery)

Q&A Interview With Steve Nieve (Concert Preview: Steve Nieve Plays Elvis Costello - Tuesday, September 30 at City Winery)
Gearing up for a show Tuesday night at City Winery in which he'll reinterpret the music of Elvis Costello solo on the piano, I spoke with longtime Attractions member and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, Steve Nieve about the unique sound of his playing on the vox organ and what exactly it is that has allowed the music he's created with Elvis Costello to remain so relevant after nearly forty years... ...

Q&A Interview With Dave Mason (A "Traffic Jam" Concert Preview - Friday, February 7th at Beverly Arts Center)

Q&A Interview With Dave Mason (A "Traffic Jam" Concert Preview - Friday, February 7th at Beverly Arts Center)
Headed to town for a pair of shows, I spoke with Traffic co-founder Dave Mason about what it's like to re-work classic Traffic songs on his current "Traffic Jam" tour, the thought process behind his new album Futures Past and his experiences in the studio with Jimi Hendrix, The Rolling Stones, Michael Jackson and more... ...

Concert Review: Elton John (Saturday, November 30 at Allstate Arena - With Setlist)

Concert Review: Elton John (Saturday, November 30 at Allstate Arena - With Setlist)
Flanked by an eleven piece backing band, Elton John performed primarily a greatest hits set to a sold out crowd Saturday night at Allstate Arena... ...
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Flashlight 2013: Q&A Interview With George Clinton (A Concord Music Hall Concert Preview - George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic - Friday, November 29, 2013)

Flashlight 2013: Q&A Interview With George Clinton (A Concord Music Hall Concert Preview - George Clinton and Parliament Funkadelic - Friday, November 29, 2013)
In town for a concert this Friday, November 29th at the new Concord Music Hall, I spoke with funk legend and Rock and Roll Hall of Famer George Clinton about the state of the music industry in the internet age, artist rights and just what the word "funk" means to him in 2013 after nearly fifty years in music at the helm of both Parliament and Funkadelic... ...

On Shuffle - The Week In Rock: 2.22.13

On Shuffle - The Week In Rock: 2.22.13
The week in rock:  Random thoughts for the music fan on the passing of Chicago blues legend Magic Slim (and a great Pearl Jam story), information on a new initiative from P-Funk legend George Clinton aimed at raising awareness toward copyright issues, details on the 2013 Spring Awakening Festival, plus weekend on sale info for shows by Leon Russell, Alkaline Trio, Johnny Marr and Rush.  All of this plus much more... ...

Concert Review: "Official Purple After Jam" - Prince & The NPG with Special Guests Andy Allo, Maceo Parker and Janelle Monáe (Wednesday, 9/26/12 at House of Blues - "Welcome 2 Chicago" Residency Finale)

Concert Review: "Official Purple After Jam" - Prince & The NPG with Special Guests Andy Allo, Maceo Parker and Janelle Monáe (Wednesday, 9/26/12 at House of Blues - "Welcome 2 Chicago" Residency Finale)
Wednesday night became Thursday morning as Prince took the stage at House of Blues joined by the New Power Generation and Andy Allo... as well as unannounced guests Maceo Parker and Janelle Monáe capping the third installment of the “Official Purple After Jam” and closing out The Artist’s six concert, “Welcome 2 Chicago” residency…...
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Concert Review: Prince - Welcome 2 Chicago - Night 1 of 3, Live at United Center - A Frustrating Evening of Entertainment and Antagonism (Monday, 9/24/12 at United Center)

Concert Review: Prince - Welcome 2 Chicago - Night 1 of 3, Live at United Center - A Frustrating Evening of Entertainment and Antagonism (Monday, 9/24/12 at United Center)
Prince covered ample musical ground Monday night at United Center aiming for more than your average concert experience on the first of his three night, "Welcome 2 Chicago" residency... But ultimately fell short of that goal due to a frustrating finish that proved to be only the beginning of an antagonistic evening and early morning The Artist had in store for his fans...