rock music http://wamc.org en David Kinney's 'Adventures In The Land Of Bob' http://wamc.org/post/david-kinneys-adventures-land-bob <p></p><p>Bob Dylan turned 73 this year, and his music has spawned more than a half-century of enjoyment, argument, scholarship, social change and bewilderment. Often, fan interest has crossed the line over to obsession unique to Dylan fans, many of whom think the meaning of life might be buried somewhere on <em>Self Portrait</em>. Tue, 22 Jul 2014 15:12:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 95313 at http://wamc.org David Kinney's 'Adventures In The Land Of Bob' Sarah Lee And Johnny At The Guthrie Center 7/18 http://wamc.org/post/sarah-lee-and-johnny-guthrie-center-718 <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">&nbsp;&nbsp;</span><a href="http://www.sarahleeandjohnny.com">Sarah Lee Guthrie and Johnny Irion</a> have been busy and away from home for most of the last year, touring in support of their album, <em>Wassaic Way</em> - which was produced by Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy and Patrick Sansone. Nearly a decade after the folk-rock duo put out their first album together, the husband-and-wife pair feel like they’ve finally hit their stride.</p><p>Sarah Lee and Johnny will play at <a href="http://www.guthriecenter.org">The Guthrie Center</a> in Great Barrington, MA this Friday night at 8 o’clock.</p><p> Wed, 16 Jul 2014 15:45:00 +0000 Joe Donahue 94984 at http://wamc.org Sarah Lee And Johnny At The Guthrie Center 7/18 Richard Hell: 1984 And Everything Before http://wamc.org/post/richard-hell-1984-and-everything <p>Before punk rock and CBGBs, before heroin and cocaine, Richard Hell was Richard Meyers, the son of a university psychologist in Kentucky with an advanced intellect and tendency toward destruction — two traits that would help him define an artistic era in the years to come. Tue, 29 Apr 2014 15:50:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 89190 at http://wamc.org Richard Hell: 1984 And Everything Before "I Alone" Tour Marks New Era For Ed Kowalczyk http://wamc.org/post/i-alone-tour-marks-new-era-ed-kowalczyk <p>During his long career with the rock group Live, frontman Ed Kowalczyk was the one you watched — a unique vocalist and songwriter who led the York, Pennsylvania-group to the top of the charts and worldwide fame. Mon, 17 Mar 2014 15:11:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 85990 at http://wamc.org "I Alone" Tour Marks New Era For Ed Kowalczyk American Idiot's Dan Tracy Brings Angst To Albany http://wamc.org/post/american-idiots-dan-tracy-brings-angst-albany <p>A tale of youth disaffection amid domestic challenges and international strife in the Bush years, Green Day’s <em>American Idiot</em> transformed from one of the biggest rock albums of the mid-aughts to a Broadway behemoth directed by Tony-winner Michael Mayer. Wed, 12 Feb 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 83713 at http://wamc.org American Idiot's Dan Tracy Brings Angst To Albany David Crosby Releases First Solo Album In Two Decades http://wamc.org/post/david-crosby-releases-first-solo-album-two-decades <p>Considered one of the greatest harmony singers in rock history, David Crosby is back in the limelight as a solo artist this winter with the release of his first studio album in two decades, <em>Croz</em>, out now from Blue Castle Records, the label he founded with longtime collaborator Graham Nash. Fri, 31 Jan 2014 15:06:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 82643 at http://wamc.org David Crosby Releases First Solo Album In Two Decades Former Rock Music Producer Turned Berkshire Innkeeper http://wamc.org/post/former-rock-music-producer-turned-berkshire-innkeeper <p>A former heavy metal rock music producer based in Los Angeles is now enjoying success as an innkeeper in the Berkshires.</p><p>The sounds Tom Werman used to hear came from a smoke-filled windowless music studio when he was producing records for rock groups like Cheap Trick, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Poison and Ted Nugent. Now, his ears ring with the sounds from a smoke-filled kitchen – but don’t worry, it has windows.</p> Wed, 15 Jan 2014 19:23:51 +0000 Jim Levulis 81902 at http://wamc.org Former Rock Music Producer Turned Berkshire Innkeeper 27: The Club You Don't Want To Join http://wamc.org/post/27-club-you-dont-want-join <p></p><p>When Nirvana frontman Kurt Cobain shot himself with a shotgun in 1994, his mother told a reporter, “Now he’s gone and joined that stupid club,” referring not just to the long list of rock stars who also succumbed to drugs, drink and fame, but also to the roster of legends who left the stage forever at the age of 27. Wed, 15 Jan 2014 15:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 81877 at http://wamc.org 27: The Club You Don't Want To Join Legendary Rock Writer Ben Fong-Torres Is "Willin'" http://wamc.org/post/legendary-rock-writer-ben-fong-torres-willin <p>The band Little Feat might be little remembered among casual music fans, but like many of its 60s and 70s brethren, the band has soldiered on through brief pop stardom, band deaths and the disagreements that often derail rock groups forever. Tue, 07 Jan 2014 16:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 81052 at http://wamc.org Legendary Rock Writer Ben Fong-Torres Is "Willin'" Beatles Vs. Stones: A Rivalry's History http://wamc.org/post/beatles-vs-stones-rivalrys-history <p><span style="line-height: 1.5;">Stoked by a rabid tabloid press and international interest the likes of which hasn’t been seen in pop music since, the Beatles-Rolling Stones rivalry was considered overblown even by members of each band. But below the surface, there was plenty of tension and competition, often good-natured but sometimes nasty, especially as the </span>60s<span style="line-height: 1.5;"> came to a close.</span></p><p> Mon, 16 Dec 2013 15:35:00 +0000 Ian Pickus 79834 at http://wamc.org Beatles Vs. Stones: A Rivalry's History