Tuesday, October 25 2011
In the hands of a force like Led Zeppelin, a tribute to the golden age of rock music will inevitably sound thoroughly '70s -- wantonly libidinous and bone-crushingly heavy.
Thursday, November 11 2010
Forty years after his death, Jimi Hendrix looms larger - and deeper - than ever within the black cultural pantheon. Even though he wasn't really 'black'.
Thursday, March 4 2010
Little Richard once proclaimed that "rhythm-and-blues had a baby", and their offspring was rock 'n' roll.
Thursday, March 26 2009
This brief documentary by legendary rock ’n’ roll verité artist D.A. Pennebaker provides a glimpse of a '50s firebrand’s re-emergence as a novelty act amid the final days of a decade he helped to create, but in which he had played almost no role.
Monday, December 8 2008
Little Richard's Specialty hits stand the test of time, but the rarities in this package do not.
Thursday, September 25 2008
Thursday, July 31 2008
This ultimate "odd man out" -- homosexual, black, bizarre-looking, crazy-behaving, and even crazier-playing rocker -- was pushed into the shadows beyond the bright lights of Little Richard.
Thursday, September 7 2006
As Michael Bolton oozed across the floor, my interest began to go south faster than a carpetbagger on roller skates.