Not Fade Away
Their June 5, 1983 concert at the Red Rocks amphitheater in Colorado would prove an important step in taking them from their underground roots and their Springsteen-ian ambitions. They filmed the show for a live “home video” (as they were called in those pre-DVD days), Live At Red Rocks; two of the songs from that would also be used for the Under A Blood Red Sky EP (which also included performances recorded in Boston and Germany).
We spoke to producer Hugh Padgham about the album that took the band from being a progressive rock group to a pop juggernaut, though with one foot still planted firmly in their experimental roots. Plus: what hip-hop song proved to be the inspiration of “Mama?”
How did Duran Duran lead to Steve Jordan working on Keith Richards’ solo debut? In a Radio.com interview, Jordan also says he’s been recording with Richards again on a solo project. “We’re working on it now, it’s really pretty amazing.”
In which the former ‘Johnny Cougar’ loses the record label interference and gains his real last name…and a new fan in Matthew McConaughey. Mellencamp’s longtime guitarist Mike Wanchic tells the story behind the album.
If you were one of the fortunate households to have MTV in late 1983 and through 1984, you knew every inch of Billy Idol. It was in those nascent years of the channel that Idol’s career was launched, and an album took him from clubs at the first start of the tour, to stadiums at end.
DeGraw’s debut was three decades after Joel’s, but that dilute the man’s impact: “I feel like I’m seeing things through his eyes when he sings his songs.”
In Not Fade Away, we take a look at the legacy of some of the greatest albums of the past few decades – some iconic, some lesser known – as they celebrate significant anniversaries.
It was late October of 2003 when the Strokes released the band’s second album, Room on Fire. The album was recorded over the summer of that year, after two solid years on the road supporting their wildly received debut, Is This It.
The 1973 Genesis release ‘Selling England By The Pound.’ Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett offers insight into what made the album so unique.
To paraphrase the Ringo Starr classic, it don’t always come easy, and that was the case with Elton John’s “Goodbye Yellow Brick Road.”