Buddy turns 85 today, and remains a tightly coiled, emotionally intense wonder. Let's celebrate this last man standing.
Interviewing Bruce Springsteen - even with a pretty proscribed subject matter - was a joy and a bit of. thrill for this jaded journalist. The story and…
Len Bias died 35 years ago today. His death, from cocaine-induced cardiac arrest, was a shock and a tragedy. And it forever changed how many of us, how…
The surprising secret at the heart of Gregg Allman’s blues-rock music: He was really a folkie soul singer. A personal remembrance - playlist included -…
God Shammgod, playgrounds hoop legend, that is. My journey to the end of God's Green Earth to hang with a truly cool guy. // PLUS: Dumplings! Don't mis…
Read this even if you've never heard of Bruce. It's an amazing story right out of a fairy tale, captivating enough to have been the most-read story on …
Happy 88th Birthday Willie. A tribute to the master singer/songwriter and American icon. Includes previously unpublished great story involving Gregg Al…
Interviewing Albert King, one of the most influential - and intimidating - electric guitarists ever. Plus: an Albert Playlist. How he influenced Stevie…
I learned to perform with a band in front of a crowd at the Otisville Hotel, a biker bar in rural Michigan. My host and guide was Tim Lamb, who I met o…
Listening to Gregg Allman's "God Rest His Soul" on the 53rd anniversary of Martin Luther King Jr's murder. //. Gregg on the Confederate Flag: "Burn 'Em…
It's Eric Clapton's birthday, a perfect opportunity to share this inside account of the recording of Layla And Other Assorted Love Songs, from producer…
All About Music & Spirituality/ Songs That Take Me There/ A Playlist/ Preaching the blues in China: a Big in China excerpt with video and photos. / "Tu…