Posts From Russell Hall

Band on the Run: The LP That Saved McCartney

The recording sessions were plagued with problems, but Paul McCartney and Wings made the best of it. The result: one of his most beloved LPs.

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Nancy Wilson of Heart: An Intimate Conversation

For more than four decades, she has co-led Heart. Now, she’s on to something new altogether. We speak with one of rock’s great frontwomen.

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10 Classic Rock Covers by Metal Bands

Metal bands are not known for tackling other artists’ material. Someone forgot to tell that to Van Halen, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and several others.

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Timothy B. Schmit of the Eagles: An Intimate Chat

As a core member of the Eagles and Poco, and as a solo artist, he’s been ubiquitous for decades. We chat with a legend of California rock.

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Great Classic Rock Trios: 10 Powerful Threesomes

Sometimes there’s nothing more powerful than a three-piece band. We profile 10 of the best, including Cream, Rush, ZZ Top and the Jimi Hendrix Experience.

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Rod Stewart & Friends: 10 Great Collaborations

Few singers seem to relish sharing the spotlight with their fellow artists more than Rod the Mod does. We’ve pulled together some of the best.

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Motown Covers Motown: Classic Double-Dips

It was by no means unusual, during the company’s heyday, for a second (or third or fourth) Motown artist to cover the work of another.

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Gregg Rolie Talks Journey, Santana, Ringo & More

He was a core member of the original Santana and Journey and now plays with Ringo. We speak with the keyboardist/vocalist and two-time Rock Hall member.

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Singing Rock Drummers: From the Skins to the Mike

From Ringo Starr and Levon Helm to Don Henley and Queen’s Roger Taylor, these drummers not only mastered the sticks but belted out the tunes

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Badfinger Straight Up: A Power Pop Masterpiece

They began as proteges of the Beatles, then became power pop heroes. The story behind one of the classic Apple Records albums.

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