Starting out as a pop singer with a savvy sense of the zeitgeist, over the course of more than a decade in the public eye, Kesha (formerly Ke$ha) has grown into a nuanced artist who deftly combines dancefloor rhythms with deeply introspective lyrics.
Founded in 1994 by Thomas Lauderdale, Pink Martini has carved out a unique niche for itself in the world of music.
Romantic singer Engelbert Humperdinck is one of the most beloved singers in modern times.
Flautist, guitarist, songwriter and singer Ian Anderson formed Jethro Tull in 1967. With its signature mix of hard and progressive rock, folk and other styles, the band has enjoyed sustained critical and commercial success.
Grand Funk Railroad is the rarest of rock bands. A power trio coming on the scene during the hard rock era, the Michigan-based group successfully transitioned into a hit-making singles band.
Dave Mason is the Zelig of rock ‘n’ roll. He came to fame in the ‘60s first as a member of Traffic, and soon thereafter launched a solo career.
Vocalist and songwriter Pat Monahan formed Train in San Francisco in 1994. The pop-rock band worked hard to develop its sound and cultivate its Bay Area fan base for a few years, eventually signing with Columbia.
For more than three decades, Jason Scheff was the voice of Chicago. Taking over for high-profile Peter Cetera in 1985, the bassist was only 23 when he joined the massively popular group.
Led by singer, songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Billy Corgan, Smashing Pumpkins are in the midst of an ambitious release cycle.
Julian Marley has a famous last name. But the 47-year old singer, songwriter and musician has never rested on the shoulders of his father’s reputation.
Country-rock singer/songwriter Ashley McBryde was born in 1983 in Arkansas and raised near Saddle and Mammoth Spring, Arkansas.
It’s fashionable in some circles to declare rock as dead and buried. And while it’s true that other styles may have surpassed it sales-wise in the music marketplace, rock is very much alive.
With their winning combination of rock energy and Texas twang, Dallas-based Old 97’s have carved out a unique place for themselves on the music landscape.
The Rockettes are an American institution. Founded in 1925, the high-kicking precision dance company moved to New York City in 1932; ever since, The Rockettes have wowed audiences with performances at the historic Radio City Music Hall.
This past July, Jeff Beck released his 14th studio album entitled "18." While, it's mostly covers of songs first recorded by John Lennon, Marvin Gaye, The Miracles, and The Everly Brothers, as with all of Beck's music, the songs are as fresh and unique as the original productions.
The history of music defines, in many ways, the history of humankind. We know our anthropological ancestors had music because archeologists have found flutes made from the hollow bones of birds, and from bamboo dating back at least ten millennia.
After a highly successful run, beloved rock band Creedence Clearwater Revival broke up in 1972. John Fogerty had been the group’s undisputed creative center of gravity: he wrote nearly all of the songs, sang and played guitar.
That was Neal Schon’s response to the opening question in a recent conversation with Rock On. He was reflecting on the career trajectory of Journey, the multi-platinum selling band he co-founded in San Francisco in 1973.
Joe Satriani is the most popular instrumental rock guitarist in the history of music. Though he has yet to win a Grammy Award for his work, Satriani is one of the most often-nominated artists (15 to date).
When I first got into it, I was inspired by people who had come before me, and I found myself in the position of handing that on.
By May of 1965, The Beach Boys were a worldwide phenomenon. Their record sales were counted in the millions, and they routinely played to sold-out audiences all over the world.
Overlooked as a creative force, Dennis Wilson was the only actual beach boy in The Beach Boys.
Led by wife-and-husband duo, guitarists Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks, the group has won widespread critical and commercial success.
In the mid-1960’s, a high school band calling themselves the Earwigs wanted to enter a Phoenix talent show. Basically, it was five guys lip-synching, and lampooning the Beatles.
Lit seemed to have roared – fully formed and developed – out of the Orange County punk and hardcore scene of the mid-’90s. But the band’s roots go back father, and they go deeper as well.
Candlebox endured those peaks and valleys, took some time off to grow up and improve, and returned stronger than ever. With a healthy second wind, the Seattle group has been on a creative winning streak that’s entering its 15th year.
Brent Smith and Zach Myers planned to record a double album in late 2019 for their band Smith & Myers.
The album features 10 “reimaginings” and 10 originals. They hit the studio hard in February 2020.
The President of Football Operations of the Denver Bronco's, has had a nearly forty-year career in the NFL. From the controversial way he came into the league in 1983, to winning Superbowl's as both a player and an executive, Elway has excelled at every position.
In 1972, in Chicago, a band named Styx signed a recording contract. The first single from their self-titled first album, Best Things, dipped its toe into the hot 100 on the charts, and announced the arrival of a true American prog-rock band.
With pandemic restrictions beginning to ease, for the moment, many musicians are getting back on the road. Among them is the multi-Grammy, mega-platinum record selling rock band, Los Lobos.
For 20 years and running, Copenhagen, Denmark-based band Volbeat has had it both ways: the popular group has honed its brand of hard-rock (with elements of early, vintage rock ‘n’ roll) while appealing to an audience that extends well beyond rock fans.
A new band was established by singer/guitarist Lonesome Dave Peverett, bassist Tony Stevens, and drummer Roger Earl, joined by slide guitarist Rod Price formed what was to become the powerhouse blues & boogie rockers Foghat.
True Fans of Rock n Roll will know this month’s featured interviewee. Matt Sorum was born on November 19th, 1960 and has more music industry experience and stories to share on his impressive journey than most people can dream of.
In 1996, in Escatawpa, Mississippi, a three-piece power trio was formed. The band consisted of Brad Arnold singing leads, and playing the drums, Matt Roberts on guitar, and Todd Harrell playing bass.
After hunkering down for the pandemic, and like most of us, watching a lot of Hulu, Howland is glad the band is finally back on the road.
In depth interview with San Francisco 49’ers wide receiver, Jerry Rice, the greatest of all time. His records, which include the most receptions, most yards, and most touchdowns, are seemingly unbreakable.
“You’ll see my hands all over this record, really for the first time.” - Ayron Jones on the evolution of his recording process from his first indie album to the major label release of his third album “Child of the State.”
We caught up with Tommy Chong on a socially distanced zoom call from the plant laden 30,000 sq ft grow room of Ed Alexander's SoL Cannabis.
Psychobilly… doom and black metal… arena rock… there are endless ways to categorize music and place it into neatly managed boxes, but the best music transcends. Often, the best music cannot be tied down to a few words.
While opinions may vary about which musicians, or what songs, ought to be played on these stations, there are two bands that are always included no matter what, The Guess Who, and Bachman, Turner-Overdrive.
There is one undeniable fact about Johnny Gill’s Grammy-nominated, multi-platinum career. The singer/songwriter/producer sure knows how to rub music fans the right way.
The Greg Golden Band recently released their latest album, Storyteller, Vol. 1. The band’s specialty is melodic hard rock featuring guitarist Golden and singer/multi-instrumentalist Joe Retta.
Nevada-based Mighty Mike Schermer released his eighth solo album last year. He humbly titled it Just Gettin’ Good, but the plain truth is that he’s been making great music for many years.
Guitar shredders are a dime a dozen these days. But the real guitar heroes are the ones who balance their musical artistry with finesse, melodicism and power.
Lucas Paul is an eclectic soul. Yes, he is a rocker, playing guitar, drums, and even the trumpet when he was in the band during grammar school.
Dale Poune (pronounced PAW-nay) is a Nevada-based singer, songwriter and journeyman musician.
“There’s so much negativity in the world, and many people are afraid about a lot of things, and I want to write music that will make them feel uplifted.”
- Lee Kennedy
Local Musician, Rick Metz is first and foremost a saxophonist with extensive experience in the music business.
Gina Adams Interviews Local Favorite, LIZANO
New Wave Crave is the high-energy 80’s tribute band that’s more 80’s than 1980!
Gina Adams of Rock On Magazine speaks with Whiskey and the Wolves in this revealing interview.
Appearing in more than 300 productions, Michael Madsen’s acting career has spanned five decades.
Rock On Magazine recently caught up with Veteran UFC fighter, kick boxer, and MMA combatant, Chris Camozzi.
Rock On shines a spotlight on the local scene with Pink Awful.
The Reggae/Rock/Funk ensemble was originally formed by Grady Davis Holdridge (Lead Vox), Paul Anthony, and Calib Advincula
Gina Adams of Rock On Magazine speaks with Miles Dimitri Baker about the latest release, production and influences.
Gina Adams Interviews the London based, politically charged Electro Goth Punk, three-piece band.
Gina Adams of “Rock On Magazine” had the privilege of interviewing Infected Mushroom about their new album and a few other things.
Forever Gone but Never Forgotten. A current tribute to those we have lost in the recent past.