Artists & Bands
The Story Behind the Song "Kiss You All Over" by Exile
Exile burst onto the international stage in 1978 with the release of "Kiss You All Over" from their LP Mixed Emotions. The song spent four weeks in the #1 spot on the Billboard Hot 100.
Bootleg Review: KISS, "Agora Ballroom 1974: The Cleveland Broadcast"
"Agora Ballroom 1974" is a vintage early live performance by KISS, recorded in Cleveland.
Queen – "The Miracle Collector's Edition" (2022) Review
Queen's thirteenth album gets a boxset in 2022, let's see what's inside.
10 Greatest Cat Stevens Songs You Should Have in Your Playlist
This article highlights the greatest songs by Cat Stevens, one of the most beloved singer-songwriters of all time.
The Story Behind the Song "I Believe In Father Christmas" by Greg Lake
The song "I Believe In Father Christmas" came together while Greg Lake was working on solo material for "Works Volume 1" by Emerson, Lake and Palmer. In 1975, it reached the #2 spot on British charts and is still very much a part of the soundtrack of Christmas.
The Beatles "Revolver" Special Edition (Super Deluxe) Box Set Review
The Beatles classic "Revolver" is the fifth Fab Four album to be released in a Special Edition (Super Deluxe) box set. Marshall Fish takes a listen.
The Story Behind the Song "(Oh), Pretty Woman" by Roy Orbison
The final single by Orbison to reach the top of the US charts, 1964's "(Oh), Pretty Woman" was inspired by a trip into town by his wife Claudette. The song spent three weeks at #1 and sold seven million copies.
Jonas Brothers: Interesting Things You Might Not Know
Read some interesting things about the four Jonas brothers.
15 Songs That Defined Early Elvis
Elvis Presley's first two years in the music business—initally with indie Sun Records, then with major label RCA—is like watching an apex predator learning (and perfecting) the art of the hunt. This golden age lasted only two years (1954–56) and these 15 songs tell that story.
5 Reasons Why People Hate Paul McCartney
Paul McCartney is an icon of pop music in Britain and around the world. He has produced outstanding work with the Beatles, Wings, and as a solo artist. However, he does have his detractors and this article examines why some people dislike him.
The Beatles' "Let It Be": What Is The Best Version?
"Let It Be" is one of the most troubled albums in The Beatles' discography. Here we'll analyse all the different officially available versions to try and see if there is a definitive one.
The American Breed Helped Bend, Shape Rock Group Styx
In 1968, Gary Loizzo gained a measure of fame singing and playing guitar for The American Breed. When that band folded, Loizzo started working in the studio. In fact, he was an engineer and producer for one of the biggest rock bands of the 1970s: Styx.
The Story Behind the Song "Always On My Mind" by Willie Nelson
One of the most beloved of all of Willie Nelson's songs, "Always On My Mind" is an apology for things not turning out the way they should in a relationship. Willie rode this song all the way to #1 on the Hot Country Singles chart.
Top Reasons Why the Beatles' "Something" Isn't a Love Song
You may think "Something" by the Beatles is a magnificent, romantic love song. Here are the reasons why it's not.
"Made in Hollywood: All Access With the Go-Go's" (Book Review)
Gina Schock has provided the backbeat as The Go-Go's drummer for over four decades. In "Made in Hollywood: All Access With the Go-Go's," she's gathered photos and memorabilia from throughout her career and collected them in book form. Marshall Fish takes a look.
Who Sang It Best? "Please Come Home for Christmas"
Some of the best-known Christmas songs have been covered by a variety of artists. We look at the classic tune, "Please Come Home for Christmas," by Charles Brown, then rank 14 contenders, including the Eagles, Kelly Clarkson, Bon Jovi, and others. Who do you prefer?
The Beatles "Let It Be" Special Edition (Super Deluxe) Box Set Review
"Let It Be" is the latest Beatles album to receive a Super Deluxe Edition box set release. Marshall Fish takes a listen to find out if the collection "passes the audition."
13 Musicians Who Can't Stand Their Hit Songs
Not all musicians are fans of the songs that helped them reach stardom. Though they may be grateful for the exposure and success, some are less than enthused to sing their famous singles. Let's take a look at 13 musicians who can't stand their hit songs.
Phoebe Bridgers, "Punisher": Music for Haunted Times
A song-by-song look at the themes of the post-folk queen's second album.
11 German Musicians Who Made It Big in America
Beyond classical composers, Germany has given us famous record producers, one-hit wonders, synth-pop and electronic music pioneers, and Grammy Award winners. How many German musicians who made it big in America can you name?
Ten Modern Fiddle Players Who Should Be Rich and Famous
These are some of the best currently active fiddlers I know. Styles vary wildly, from Zydeco, blues, bluegrass, country, and traditional Celtic music to dubstep, pop, rock, and hip hop.
The Best Beatles Songs of All Time
Find the best Beatles songs of all time. The Beatles hold a kind of magic—a "je ne sais quoi" and a standard that many bands try to emulate. Learn about the songs and the stories behind the songs that music fans and artists continue to come back to for comfort and inspiration.
Japanese Bands: Best Japanese Rock Bands of All Time
This article explores the list of the best and most famous Japanese bands and groups of all time. It features a wide variety of Japanese music, including everything from traditional folk music to hard/heavy metal rock music.
Shania Twain "The Woman In Me: Diamond Edition" 3-CD Box Set Review
Shania Twain’s breakthrough album, “The Woman In Me,” has been re-released in a new three-CD box set. This Diamond Edition includes the remastered album, 16 previously unreleased tracks, and a disc consisting of early takes of the record. Marshall Fish has a listen.
Canadian Country Singer Shae Dupuy Shares Her “Selfish” Side
In this interview, Canadian singer Shae Dupuy shares the inspiration behind her single, "Selfish."
Canadian Bands: Best Canadian Rock Bands of All Time
This is a list of the best and most famous Canadian bands and groups of all time. It features a wide variety of Canadian music, including everything from indie rock music to hardcore rock music.
Top 25 Best Scottish Indie Rock Bands of the 2010s
Read on for a scintillating list of the top 25 of the best Scottish indie rock bands of the 2010s. Many of these groups are Glasgow indie bands, but some are from Edinburgh or places like Stirling and Kilsyth.
Neil Diamond Songs: 20 Best Neil Diamond Songs of All Time
Explore the best Neil Diamond songs list by learning their genres, albums, and the year they were released. This article also includes each song's meaning, awards, and some facts.