A major record company president once told me I'd probably never be a star because, as he put it, "You wouldn't kill your mother for it." Although this may have been an oversimplification, it takes a special personality to strive for and thrive in the spotlight.
According to Joe Bonamassa, "I want people to hear my evolution as a blues-rock musician. Somebody who isn't resting on accomplishments and who is always pushing forward and thinking about how music can evolve and stay relevant.
I'd have to classify Elvis's death as an accident. There's no one to blame -- certainly not Elvis. He was a severely injured and ill man. There's no specific negligence on anyone's part and definitely no cover-up or conspiracy of a criminal act.
Elvis Presley rocked more than the jailhouse -- he rocked the vaccine world. Elvis, who would have been 81 on Jan. 8, calmed suspicious minds when he took a break during rehearsals at the Ed Sullivan Show in 1956 and got the new Salk polio vaccine.
John Lennon was always one of my heroes. I'm damn lucky to have met him. It's a moment I'll never forget. And on a day when everyone is talking about his death, I just figured today was the right time to tell this story to you.
Beloved singer and recording artist Sir Tom Joneshas a new 13 song CD, Long Lost Suitcase on S-Curve Records. The album's first single and video, "Elvis Presley Blues," is about the man who would become Jones' friend in the 1960s.