Posts From Russell Hall

10 Great One-Man-Band Albums

What do Paul McCartney, Todd Rundgren, Prince, John Fogerty and Steve Winwood have in common? Each made a true solo album. Our guide to do-it-yourselfers.

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The Guess Who’s ‘American Woman’ Album: Distant Roads Are Calling

The Canadian band had been scoring with ballads like “These Eyes” and “Laughing.” Now they wanted to rock. American Woman introduced a new Guess Who

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Joe Vitale: A Chat with the Master Musician

“There was so much recording going on. The music business was really alive back then,” said Vitale about the ’70s. His credits include Eagles, CSN&Y & more.

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Interview With Nancy Wilson on Heart, The Beatles and ‘Stairway’

For more than four decades, she has co-led Heart with her sister, Ann. We spoke with one of rock’s great frontwomen about their legacy

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Alice Cooper #1 Breakthrough: Billion Dollar Babies

Alice Cooper was still a band, not just one guy, and this was the album that started their transition from novelty act to classic rock legends.

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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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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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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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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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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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