Chris Isaak is enjoying some rare down time at home in San Francisco. Not that he's taking it easy. With an album to promote -- a collection of rock 'n' roll standards dubbed Beyond the Sun -- Isaak's engaged in a string of telephone interviews with music journalists. At the moment, however, he's ... More >>
The "supergroup" is nothing new. From Cream to Temple of the Dog to Audioslave, we've seen big names from rock join forces -- either to make some bad-ass music, or to fail miserably trying. (Velvet Revolver, anyone?)But December 4, 1956, at the renowned Sun Records in Memphis, Tennessee, saw the fir ... More >>
Ranking the best of what went around and came around again.
It's time to rank the best of what went around and came around again. BILLY JOEL The Stranger (Columbia/Legacy) As punk and disco exploded, the Piano Man's deeply unhip 1978 breakthrough proved that top-shelf Broadway/Brill Building songwriting could still sell - and, occasionally, rock. "Scenes ... More >>
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