The Beatles spent the 1970s falling out with one another, but anecdotally Paul McCartney seems to have had more interband fall-outs than the other Beatles members. Why was so much anger directed at Paul’s way and was it justified?

HORACE CRANE … As Lennon got more into drugs and Yoko, it was McCartney who strove to keep the band together and moving forward. For some years, the others acquiesced and coasted on using each other as backing musicians. Eventually, they tired of his pushing and being his backing band, and of being Beatles at […]

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HEAVY METAL: What album made you a heavy metal fan?

ROY TRUAX … This one… Turned 13 that year. Was ripe for something (anything really) that made-up for boring radio friendly noise polluting the airwaves. ’76 was a great year for… denim bell-bottoms. Starland Vocal Band, Dr. Hook, The Captain and Tennille and other glorified Holiday Inn circuit acts where inescapable!!! Not everything was utterly […]

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Why aren’t saxophones made of wood?

GERAINT HALL … Saxophones can be made out of wood (I looked on YouTube) but usually (and traditionally) they are not, they are made out of brass. Prince Chokorda and his wooden saxophone Wooden saxophone Wooden Saxophone — Bart Hopkin (this one doesn’t look like a saxophone but still sounds like one) Thoughts on the […]

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Is it true that Miles Davis liked what Jimi Hendrix was doing and that Jimi Hendrix and Miles Davis planned/discussed to record/play together?

ALEX JOHNSTON … Yes. Miles was supposedly introduced to Hendrix’s music by his then-wife, Betty, née Mabry, who was a figure on the counter-cultural scene at the time: a model, a singer, a DJ and a general scenemaker. Betty and Miles’ marriage didn’t last very long. Sources disagree as to why it ended: one version […]

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EDDIE KRAMER: Interview

  One of the greatest recording engineers out there, Eddie Kramer, known for recording artists such as the wildly celebrated Beatles, or the guitar legend Jimi Hendrix, the brilliant Led Zeppelin or the genius rock band Kiss. Yes, this man is up there with the best, and while he previously studied classical piano, also learning […]

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Why do guitarists switch guitars between songs during a concert?

Ken Hower, IT consultant and guitarist in Priest /DC with Jeff Martin and Scott Travis answers: There are usually 5 reasons why a guitar player switches guitars….. 1) Breaks a string/Out of Tune. I combined these, because usually string breaking with a floating bridge, means out of tune. In larger bands, an out of tune […]

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Joe Bonamassa – Tour De Force-Live In London

    The collectible “Miniature” Vintage Marshall Amp is A One of a Kind Box Design. The entire outside surface is covered with a leatherette to feel and look like a real amp. The “speaker cabinet” is real screen-printed cloth to give the feel of Speaker Mesh. The official Marshall Logo is used and simulated […]

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BERNIE MARSDEN: Big Boy Blues Session (CD)

They tell us ….. Bernie Marsden, original Whitesnake guitarist with his legendary blues session album originally released in 2003. Bernie co-wrote many Whitesnake hits including “Fool For Your Loving” and “Here I Go Again”. This album takes Bernie back to his roots with a classic session with many other artists with a collection of fine […]

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SCAPEGOAT: It’s not the recording process itself that is to blame. It’s …..

INTRO: The catalyst for this discussion is both the on-air and off-air discussions between the Lost Immortals team on our FM (streaming too) Sunday show @ 17:00 GMT. Our radio station control room is very far from hi-fi; more like no-fi. Cheap as chips speakers, bygone era headphones and so on. And yet, and yet […]

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BLUES: Down Home Blues Detroit: Detroit Special (3CD)

We are told ….. Down Home Blues Detroit is THE definitive collection of blues music from Detroit-based musicians from the late 1940s to the early 1960s. Features over 20 artists who were influential in developing the Detroit blues scene, including John Lee Hooker, Bo Bo Jenkins, Sam Kelly, Eddie Kirkland, Little Sonny, Detroit Count, Eddie […]

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Warren Haynes / Roy Buchanan

  Bundle includes two limited edtion live radio broadcasts, as follows: Live from Emerson College, (Boston, Ma. 29th Nov 1993 – Wers-FM Broadcast)  by Warren Haynes Best known as longtime guitarist with The Allman Brothers Band and Gov’t Mule, this performance sees Warren Haynes promoting his just released, Chuck Leavell produced debut album ‘Tales of […]

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