The business of rock is very lacking these days. I would argue there is perhaps just one band excellent enough to carry that very heavy torch and to wave it high and wide -- Green Day. This year marks their 25th anniversary in the music biz.
It is worth remembering today that Griffith's influence extended powerfully into the music. Imagine how many millions more were exposed to the timeless beauty of bluegrass music thanks to massive primetime exposure on The Andy Griffith Show.
"I was always obsessed with this idea when writing the album, just how, almost in like sort of an existential way, no matter what we do and where we go, when all is said and done, at the very end of it all, we go back to the way it was in the very, very beginning."
Love her or hate her stagecraft or music, everyone is entitled to their opinion. But calling Madonna "too old" doesn't make a ton of sense, especially since she is a decade younger than most of the men who have gone before her.
It's the same story every election cycle. Republicans start with mainstream choices (from Tom Petty to Katrina and the Waves) until they are reminded that the majority of musical talent of the last half-century disagree with them.
These are strange times -- on Wall Street and off. One minute you're up, the next you're feeling Standard & Poor's. Here are some songs to help us all through life's highs and lows -- and keep us all out of the emotional abyss.
This Thanksgiving I want to send all my loving to two people -- no, not my kids, or even my wife, though they're pretty fab too -- but rather two men who I think we should all be thankful to still have in our lives.
As a rule, songs about miners haven't generally been as upbeat as the news we are watching now on CNN. So here's a largely uplifting playlist for all the miners in Chile, and all the people who love them.