One of the pivotal bands to emerge from the New York City punk scene in the mid-seventies, the Ramones provided a subversive antidote to much of the over-produced, over-indulgent pop and rock music of the era.
For over half a century the Chieftains have served as global ambassadors of traditional Irish music, and Paddy Moloney has been there from the very start.
While Mark Knopfler has enjoyed more critical and popular success since the band’s demise, Illsley has nonetheless produced a string of respectable solo works as well, including his latest LP, Testing the Water.
“It has to be a little over the top,” Elton says. “It’s Vegas.”
Call it intuition or a sixth sense or just faith in his own perception: Boz Scaggs knows when he’s onto something good.
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With a new album in the offing—Tempest, his 35th studio effort, is slated for a September 11th release—and a new round of North American concert dates lined up with Mark Knopfler, it’s fair to say there is arguably no other living artist as relentless in his musical pursuits as Dylan either.
Dylan’s seemingly unwavering resolve and resilience underscore journalist Jon Friedman’s forthcoming book, Forget About Today: Bob Dylan's Genius for (Re)Invention, Shunning the Naysayers, and Creating a Personal Revolution.
Having steered clear of writing a conventional biography, Friedman instead examines his subject, according to the author’s website, with an emphasis on “understanding the factors that have made Bob Dylan so successful throughout his astounding five-decade-long career.”
Forget About Today will be published by Perigree Trade on August 7.