Posts From Russell Hall

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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The Band’s 2nd Album: A Rustic Masterpiece

Following up their debut Music From Big Pink, Dylan’s former backup band made a transcendent, self-titled masterpiece in 1969. Here’s the story.

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The Guess Who Go Hard With ‘American Woman’

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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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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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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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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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 with her sister, Ann. We spoke with one of rock’s great frontwomen about their legacy

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Alice Cooper’s #1 Breakthrough: Billion Dollar Babies

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

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11 Great Southern Rock Albums

The genre is difficult to define. You just know it when you hear it. And these studio albums are, without a doubt, the real deal.

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