Bobby Womack has entered the twilight of his legendary career
the Rolling Stones
Remember the band Player? Sure you do…and even if you think you don’t, it’ll only take three words to remind you who they are: “Baby Come Back.” That’s not by…
In which Dave Lifton questions why the Black Keys’ drummer decided to pick a fight with Justin Bieber
Rob Smith meditates on memory, music, and the Beatles in “The Vinyl Diaries.”
Due to the extreme length of this 2012 year-end recap, Michael Fortes recommends that you skip ahead to the entry on Joey Dosik.
Boldly going where no band has gone before: Keith Richards leads the Rolling Stones into their 50th year with two bow-down London gigs
A day late and more than a dollar short, here are my choices for the Top 10 Paul McCartney solo deep cuts.
Brooklyn synth pop duo TalkFine revel in the comic absurdity of urban awkwardness on their new album, Lesser Known Hits.
In 1970 Alex Chilton was fed up with is role in the Box Tops and still a year away from Big Star. The music he made that summer was a bridge to the future.
The Rolling Stones will celebrate their 50th anniversary as a group in 2012. Rumblings suggest that we’ll probably see the Stones back on the road together next year to mark…
Win a copy of Caryn Rose’s debut novel, “B-Sides and Broken Hearts” from Popdose!
Join the Popdose Staff as they say “Thank You” to the people that introduced them to the music that shaped their lives.
Mick Jagger’s business sense is almost as legendary as his voice, stage presence, and lips. But since his new project Superheavy isn’t selling, Bob Lefsetz thinks he’s out of touch with his audience and has readymade steps to break it.
Doris Troy may have had only big hit, the 1963 classic “Just One Look,” but she had a long and successful career working with the biggest names in rock and roll.
Guitarist Bill Frisell, the jazz guy, issues a terrific tribute to John Lennon today, titled All We Are Saying. But this isn’t, you know, his first intersection with rock music.
On the surface, it wouldn’t seem like these two bands have a lot in common, but look beyond that: These mainstays of classic rock radio into a Deathmatch were both from LA, did mountains of drugs, and screwed anything that crossed their paths. Both were laughed at by the critics but still loved by millions of people whose tastes haven’t changed since they were old enough to know better. Both had good guitarists, shitty drummers, and lyrics that alternated between pomposity and narcissistic misogyny. So which group is more evil? Leave it to the Popdose staff to answer the question. It’s a Popdose Deathmatch: The Lizard King vs. The Cryptkeeper. Let’s get ready to…ah, fuck it.
In which Bob possibly sets a new personal record for equivocation.
Engineer and producer Phill Brown reflects on more than four decades in the music business with “Are We Still Rolling?” Chris Holmes weighs in with his review.
We’re such geeks that we even think about albums with great second-to-last songs.
In 1994, after more than 30 years largely intact and as one of the world’s best, most famous, popular, and hardworking bands, the Rolling Stones experienced a major shift. That…
It’s a hat-tastic Weekly Mixtape for one and all.
It’s a bird! It’s a plane! No, it’s a … it’s … a man-rat? (And we’re not talking about the mug of Keith Richards, either.)
The patron saints of Popdose are an unconventional bunch, to be sure. The big joke among the staff at the annual board meeting, held in Matt Wardlaw’s palatial estate, is…
Thirty years in, no one would have been surprised if the Rolling Stones simply ground to a halt in the 1990s. Instead, they managed a small, very late career resurgence.
No classic song deserves to be heard after the cover versions that followed it — but hey, the world ain’t fair.
The Popdose Staff thought that the best way to celebrate the second to last day of Mellowmas was to set the DeLorean back to the glam year of 1980, virtually…
In a world filled with awkward family holiday reunions, three men gather to remind you that it could be worse: you could be a Brady or Stewart Copeland. Join Jeff Giles, Jason Hare and Dave Lifton for a discussion of the best and worst pop culture reunions on Episode 15 of The Popdose Podcast!
Fittingly, the first installment of our alternative look at Bruce Springsteen’s career puts its foot to the floor and doesn’t look back.
It would be wildly inaccurate to say Keith Richards’ solo work (and that with backing band, the X-Pensive Winos) was light years ahead of the Rolling Stones stuff from roughly…