In reality, we are all connected just by listening. And perhaps there is something to playwright John Guare's “Six Degrees of Separation”. Or the variations, as in the “Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon”, “Six Degrees of der Kommissar” or your own life experience. We are all connected. What we do and say and how we live is all connected. And thinking of Woodstock, maybe we all were, in fact, at Max Yasgur’s farm. In less than six degrees. Peace and love, man.
Muddy Waters recorded about a dozen studio albums between 1960 and his death in 1983. His gravestone says "McKinley Morganfield, 1915-1983. The Mojo Is Gone. The Master has Won". Long after the era of Chess Records, we can look back on the evolution of artists like McKinley Morganfield and be thankful they came our way.
Janis Joplin’s solo career was cut short by, well, Janis. But while some reviewers trashed her first solo effort – “I Got Dem Ol’ Kozmic Blues Again Mama” – I have always been willing to give it some praise. Because it was a bellwether of the good things to come, even if we only ever got the merest glimpse.
My friend Gil called me up and invited me to lunch. I was a marketing person and he was president of A&M Records (and my boss) so I immediately knew three things: Lunch would be delicious, Gil would be paying, and I would learn something. From my earliest days in the music business and having [...]
Tomorrow is V-Day, kids! We thought we'd help get you in the mood with a sexy little playlist. Pop this bad boy on and show that special person how you really feel! 💋🍷
We're announcing the winner of our KISS Sweepstakes TOMORROW, Wednesday, Feb. 13! To help you get amped for the big moment, here's David Steffen talking about the indelible impression the band's made on American music – because as you KISS ARMY peeps know, it's about so much more than crazy makeup and stage antics. Well, sort of ...
Happy 71st Birthday to the Godfather of Shock Rock! All hail!
Perfect: when the right voice meets the right song, even after that voice has left us.
Virgin Wines would like to wish Peter "The Catman" Criss a VERY Happy Birthday – rock on!
Don't you think it's time you met some of rock's BIGGEST party animals? We do too. That's why (as part of our awesome relaunch) Virgin Wines has teamed up with KISS to bring you this once-in-a-lifetime chance.
I was working for A&M Records in Hollywood, California … The owners of the label – A&M was privately held for almost 30 years – created a unique and wildly successful business model. There have been plenty of other successful music people, but few like Herb Alpert and Jerry Moss (the “A” and the “M”). [...]
This Week in Rock, 1976 … Pink Floyd proved that yes – pigs can, in fact, fly.
Our fun, mini-playlist will help you see out the final days of Hanukkah in style.
Calling all Vinyl lovers! The Police have released a 6 vinyl LP box set.
Madonna + Cardi B + Quavo = some seriously fizzy music chemistry. We’ll drink to that!
Nick Mason’s Saucerful of Secrets — the Pink Floyd drummer’s new group performing music from Syd Barrett-era albums including The Piper at the Gates of Dawn and A Saucerful of Secrets are at it again!
On November 12, 1984, we were touched for the very first time by Madonna's Like a Virgin album. Her first album to make No. 1 on the Billboard 200 charts, it inspired legions of lingerie-clad teens around the world.
Bohemian Rhapsody will premiere at London’s Wembley Arena on Oct. 23 before opening in theaters on Nov. 2. The soundtrack album, which includes recordings from Queen’s legendary appearance at Live Aid in 1985, comes out on Friday.
KISS are saying goodbye to the road, but not before embarking on one more tour. The Rock Gods announced their final trek after a 45-year career during their appearance on NBC’s America’s Got Talent on Wednesday. The band has not yet released tour dates, but said the final shows will be part of a multi-year [...]
In spite of Van Morrison’s early pop success with the group Them—“Here Comes The Night” (1965), “Mystic Eyes” (1965), “Gloria” (1966)—and his first (and arguably his most enduring) solo hit “Brown Eyed Girl” (1967), I don’t think we were prepared for the amazing body of work that the Morrison would bring to recorded music. Born [...]