Not Fade Away

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Not Fade Away: Genesis’ 1983 Album Splits The Difference Between Prog And Pop

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?”

11/18/2013

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Not Fade Away: Did Keith Richards’ Solo Album ‘Talk Is Cheap’ Save The Stones?

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.”

11/13/2013

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Not Fade Away: John Mellencamp Reclaims His Name (And Creative Control) With ‘Uh-Huh’

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.

11/12/2013

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Billy Idol’s ‘Rebel Yell,’ 30 Years After MTV Brought It to the Masses

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.

11/11/2013

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Not Fade Away: Gavin DeGraw Talks Billy Joel’s ‘Piano Man’

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.”

11/11/2013

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Not Fade Away: ‘Undercover’ Leads To The Rolling Stones’ ‘World War III’

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.

11/07/2013

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Not Fade Away: The Strokes’ ‘Room on Fire’ Turns 10

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.

10/29/2013

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Not Fade Away: Genesis Prog-Rock Masterpiece ‘Selling England By The Pound’ Turns 40

The 1973 Genesis release ‘Selling England By The Pound.’ Genesis guitarist Steve Hackett offers insight into what made the album so unique.

10/11/2013

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Not Fade Away: Elton John’s ‘Goodbye Yellow Brick Road’ – His Ultimate Album?

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.”

10/07/2013

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Not Fade Away: Fishbone Grew Up on ‘Truth and Soul’ 25 Years Ago

“They should have been the band that went way beyond any of us that were influenced by them.”

09/16/2013

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