Spotlight Feature


Our primary, in-depth artist profiles that put significant classic artists and acts at center stage

When Dolly Parton Wrote a Song For Johnny Carson

In 1979, the beloved singer, actress and philanthropist was a year away from true superstardom when she appeared on The Tonight Show

Read More

Lita Ford: Queen of the Rock Guitar

The founding member of the all-female punk band, the Runaways, enjoyed solo success a decade later. “The Queen of the Rock Guitar” still rocks

Read More

9/11: The Music Events That Helped Bring Us Back

Two music events—“America: A Tribute to Heroes” and “The Concert for New York City”—were organized following the tragic events of September 11, 2001

Read More

Roger Dean Interview: Getting Close To the Edge

The album designer, best known for his surrealistic cover illustrations for Yes, shares some surprising stories about working with the band

Read More

Trans-Siberian Orchestra Interview, 2023 Winter Tour

The 2023 winter tour celebrates The Ghosts of Christmas Eve. We spoke to TSO founder Paul O’Neill shortly before his unexpected death

Read More

Keith Moon: Rock’s Greatest Drummer

We celebrate the career of the man who thought what he played with The Who was “lead drums” with some insights from those who knew/admired him, and some amazing videos

Read More

When Kenny Rogers ‘Dropped In’

Years before his hugely successful solo career as a recording and touring artist, “the Gambler” scored a psychedelic pop hit with the First Edition

Read More

Isaac Hayes: Stax, ‘Shaft,’ and Chef

The singer, songwriter, producer and actor revolutionized soul music, leading it out of the era of the three-minute single and into cosmically new territory

Read More

Stevie Wonder’s ‘Innervisions’: Reaching Higher Ground

On his 16th album in a decade Wonder needed a strong album. He nailed it. Like its predecessor, this one earned a wide audience and generated 3 hit singles

Read More