Monday, March 24 2014
There's a lot to be learned from Recorded Live on Stage in Memphis, not just about Elvis Presley, but about the amorphous metrics by which we measure the quality of live performances.
Wednesday, September 11 2013
He played bass with Elvis & Ray Charles. Produced everyone from Joan Baez to Jimmy Buffett. Norbert Putnam is a living legend, and with the release of the deluxe edition of Elvis at Stax, Putnam shares tons of stories with PopMatters, all of them gems.
Friday, August 16 2013
In spite of his tremendous talents, Isaak misses an opportunity to do in a live setting what he's consistently done with his recordings - make new out of old and render strange the familiar.
Friday, May 10 2013
MMW has long demonstrated how a bassist, drummer and keyboardist can impact the sonic landscape with their creativity.
Wednesday, August 17 2011
Elvis was a hero to most... but that's beside the point. He has loomed as large as any other artist during the past few decades. Here are 10 examples of his enduring influence.
Monday, July 11 2011
Writer Chris Roberson's offer of a bold new Elric as struggling with notions of American identity on a grand historical scale couldn't be more timeous. But does he lose the quintessential nature of Moorcock's command over various genre?
Monday, May 23 2011
There's all this buzz that Glee has passed Elvis Presley for the most Hot 100 hits in history. But does this really put that two-year old show on the same level as the King of Rock 'n' Roll? Really?
Wednesday, March 9 2011
Albin J. Zak III argues that rock 'n' roll evolved more than it spontaneously erupted, with much of what came to be associated with rock having roots in music that had nothing to do with rock.
Monday, August 30 2010
Here are Rolling Stone's picks for the top 10 greatest Beatles songs. Do you agree or disagree with their picks? Let’s discuss it below in the comments section.
Sunday, August 1 2010
Sometimes you watch Elvis movies for the songs or for the sheer cinematic presence of the man himself. Sometimes you actually watch an Elvis movie for the story. In this package, both reasons for watching are fulfilled.