When you think about the people that Benmont Tench knows, he could very easily make a solo record with one heck of a guest list. In fact, he’s had offers to do just that. But when the longtime keyboardist for Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers decided to lay down a set of songs for an album that would bear his name on the cover, he preferred to keep the focus on the music rather than filling out each song session with star power. He wanted to keep the integrity of the project and let the songs dictate who the players should be.
As we head towards the midpoint of only the second month of 2014, it’s already been a busy year for Kenny Aronoff. The legendary drummer is probably best known for his career-defining work behind the kit for John Mellencamp in the ‘80s and ‘90s, which was followed by a similarly lengthy stint as the drummer for another famous John -- former Creedence Clearwater Revival frontman John Fogerty-- a highly successful relationship that remains intact to this day.
Everything about the way in which John Waite's new live album came together feels right, starting with how he recorded it. The quest to capture his live band in action began with two shows in Philadelphia. In a sense, the venue for the gigs suits the imagery that Waite has brought to his music over three-plus decades.
As it turns out, Wednesday’s Rock to the Rescue benefit concert at Bloomington, Ill.'s U.S. Cellular Coliseum was aptly named. Although organizers won’t have a final tally until early next week, they already know that they raised more than $300,000, with additional funds still to come as online donations and merchandise sales continue.
It’s been 11 years since Boston released their last album, ‘Corporate America.’ If you were starting to think that there wouldn't be another Boston album in your lifetime, you weren’t alone. As Tom Scholz shared with us during an exclusive interview, there were times when he too wondered if he would be able be able to finish the album he had been working on over the past decade.
Ever since Boston announced the upcoming release of ‘Life, Love & Hope' -- their first new album since the tragic 2007 death of longtime lead singer Brad Delp -- it had been assumed the record would contain the last of his vocal contributions to the group. However, in an exclusive interview, band mastermind Tom Scholz says we may hear Delp's voice yet again in the future.
Def Leppard's Phil Collen on Manraze Project: 'There's No Restrictions and It's Wonderful'