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April 24, 2019

About Eric Clapton

Artist Biography by Jason Ankeny

Deep Purple survived a seemingly endless series of line-up changes and a dramatic mid-career shift from grandiose progressive rock to ear-shattering heavy metal to emerge as a true institution of the British hard rock c...

April 5, 2019

About Eric Clapton

Eric Patrick Clapton was born on 30 March 1945 in his grandparents’ home at 1 The Green, Ripley, Surrey, England. He was the son of 16-year-old Patricia Molly Clapton (b. 7 January 1929, d. March 1999) and Edward Walter Fryer (b. 21 March 1920, d. 198...

March 22, 2019

About Aerosmith

In 1970, the first incarnation of Aerosmith formed when vocalist Steven Tyler met guitarist Joe Perry while working at a Sunapee, New Hampshire, ice cream parlor. Tyler, who originally was a drummer, and Perry decided to form a power trio with bassist To...

March 13, 2019

About B.B. King

His reign as King of the Blues has been as long as that of any monarch on earth.   Riley B. King – better known as B.B. King – has defined the blues for a worldwide audience. Since he started recording in the 1940s, he has released over fifty albums, man...

March 6, 2019

About AC/DC

AC/DC's mammoth power chord roar became one of the most influential hard rock sounds of the '70s, and is now one of the defining sounds of rock and metal. In its own way, it was a reaction against the pompous art rock and lumbering arena rock of the early '7...

February 28, 2019

About Stevie Ray Vaughan

With his astonishingly accomplished guitar playing, Stevie Ray Vaughan ignited the blues revival of the ’80s. Vaughan drew equally from bluesmen like Albert King, Buddy Guy, and Albert Collins and rock & roll players like Jimi Hendrix and Lonnie...

February 22, 2019

Anthony's Commentary

The mighty Led Zeppelin! The super group was founded in 1968 by former Yardbirds guitarist Jimmy Page, singer Robert Plant, bassist/keyboardist John Paul Jones, and drummer John Bonham. The band's heavy, guitar-driven sound helped fill the void of t...

February 12, 2019

History of the Double Album

The first double album was recordings from the Carnegie Hall Concert headlined by Benny Goodman, released in 1950 on Columbia Records, that label having introduced the LP two years earlier. The first rock double album was Bob Dylan's Blonde o...

February 2, 2019

Best Buddy Guy Album

'His guitar-playing style was so visceral, so ferocious, that the blues had to be running through his veins. Guitarist giants such as Eric Clapton, Jimi Hendrix and Stevie Ray Vaughan cite him as an influence." - Rock N Roll Hall Of Fame  

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January 23, 2019

Are You Experienced

It’s virtually impossible to overestimate the importance of Are You Experienced in rock n roll history.  Hendrix’s debut album was a game-changer for rock guitarists, a mind-blowing collection of songs that defined the Summer of Love in psychede...

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