Stax RecordsFifty years ago this week, the classic Booker T. & the MG's instrumental "Green Onions" first appeared on the Billboard singles chart. The mid-tempo R&B tune, driven by Booker T. Jones' grooving Hammond organ and Lewie Steinberg's insistent bass line, peaked on the Hot 100 at #3 in late September of 1962. It also reached #1 on Billboard's R&B chart. read more ≫
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Image credit: Paris Jackson via InstagramThe 14-year-old daughter of Michael Jackson has posted an Instagram photo of her bedroom wall, which she has covered with pictures of the late pop star. Paris Jackson, who along with her two siblings has been at the center of the ongoing Jackson family drama that partly involves guardianship of the kids, shared the photo with her Twitter followers. read more ≫
AeroForceOne.comWhen Aerosmith's Global Warming Tour dropped by the Hollywood Bowl on Monday, they band was joined on stage by Johnny Depp. The actor appeared with his guitar and jammed with the band on “Train Kept a Rollin’." read more ≫
Image credit: Barry SigmanMarshall Tucker Band guitarist Stuart Swanlund has passed away. A posting on the band's official website says the 54-year-old musician **** of natural causes in his sleep at his Chicago home on Saturday.
Swanlund had been with the band since 1985. The Marshall Tucker Band's biggest hit, "Heard It In a Love Song," was released about a decade prior to Swanlund joining the group. read more ≫
Kristin Murphy/WireImageAt least two of The Doors' three surviving members are set to take part in the fifth annual Sunset Strip Music Festival, which will celebrate the legendary Los Angeles band with a variety of performances and other events. Guitarist Robby Krieger will be playing a special show with founding Black Crowes guitarist Rich Robinson on August 17 at L.A.'s Viper Room club in conjunction with the festival, which runs August 16-18. Krieger and Robinson recently have been collaborating in a side project cal read more ≫