Posts Tagged ‘Dave Grohl’

By Hans Ebert It was a pleasant enough cover of “Blackbird” by Dave Grohl at the Oscars, also known as the Chris Rock Show, but listening to it, one couldn’t help wondering why the Academy hadn’t invited the song’s writer and original singer- Paul McCartney- to perform it? As someone said, perhaps they had, and [...]

There’s a kind of hush and mush and beatz and paddling upstream all the time with Tidal, Spotify, and now Apple, but nowhere are their the Rock Guitar Gods who once strode across the world with the brontosaurus stomp of their They Ain’t Heavy They’re Our Brothers Bands with names like Led Zeppelin, Vanilla Fudge, [...]

It’s a beautiful rendition of a pop classic and one respect the reasons for recording it, but give me Brian Wilson’s original recording of his gorgeous “God Only Knows” over this star-studded version, any day. Often, one cannot improve on the original which is why they remain originals. And when an emotionally mangled Brian Wilson [...]

Even when he grew a beard and looked like Garth Hudson from the Band, Paul McCartney could still not shake off the ghost of The Cute Beatle past just as when he grew a moustache, wore a kaftan, admitted to being the first of the Fabs to drop acid, became Sgt Pepper, took over what [...]

How does he do it? Or why does he do it? He sure doesn’t need the money. But like the Stones, Paul McCartney, who some thought “died” when 27 and with all the “facts” on the cover of Abbey Road, keeps “Beatling” and making music, touring, taking chances and staying true to his craft. (Source: [...]