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Seventy-four years after Buddy Holly's birth, the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee received a Hollywood birthday bash befitting his status as one of the entertainment world's brightest stars. On what would’ve been his 75th birthday ...Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Event
With a genre-spanning catalog that straddles the country, folk and rockabilly canon, and more than 400 songs that tapped into a homespun narrative about the lives of coal miners, sharecroppers, Native Americans, prisoners, cowboys, renegades and family men, Johnny Cash ...Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit
This past Saturday, I was fortunate to be in Waukesha, Wisconsin, to take part in the dedication of a memorial to Hall of Fame inductee Les Paul. The memorial is in Prairie Home Cemetery, where the legendary guitarist is buried ...Categories: American Music Masters, Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exclusive Interviews, Event
With his trademark stance – head down, eyes focused, legs shoulder-width apart, right arm furiously strumming a low-slung Mosrite guitar – Johnny Ramone became a punk icon. He was the ultimate guitar antihero, shying from gratuitous solos and obscure voicings, preferring deliberate ...Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit
"Pioneers of Rock" is the second installment in a special series that highlights the evolution of women in music by placing their accomplishments, inspirations and influence in the context of the eras that shaped their sounds and messages. "America's ...Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Education
Van Halen burst on the rock scene in 1978 like a larger-than-life, hard rocking, non-stop party, and channeled that energy into a seminal debut. Ostensibly, the band had two frontmen: leonine lead vocalist David Lee Roth and volcanic guitarist Edward ...Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit
The rockabilly field of the 1950s wasn’t exactly crowded with female performers, but Wanda Jackson didn’t let that stop her from making her mark. Born on October 20, 1937, she emerged from a small town in Oklahoma to ...Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Exclusive Interviews
Roll over Beethoven and tell Tchaikovsky the news: it's Chuck Berry's birthday.
Let's hear it for the man who taught us about everything from cooling off your car's engine with rain water blowin' all under the ...Categories: Hall of Fame, Inductee, Exhibit, Today in Rock