Posts Tagged ‘THE WHO’

By Hans Ebert Remember bands? You know, 4-5 guys who played guitars, drums and maybe keyboards with one lead singer who would play with his big hair, and always have the urge to grab his crotch and scream out in a high-pitched voice about back doors and lemons while the guitarist would pose and preen [...]

By Hans Ebert When forming that first band, there weren’t too many takers for the role of frontman. There might have been a lead singer like a Lennon or a McCartney who played guitars, but to actually have the balls to get out there in front of an audience with only a voice, and, basically, [...]

By Hans Ebert There’s an awful lot written about “25″, the new record by Adele that’s been four years in the making. Most of everything written reads like one very long press release cranked out by a relentless marketing machine intent on ensuring that this record results in massive sales, numerous Grammys, and a Sainthood [...]

By Hans Ebert There’s been a great deal of chatter recently about this term known as “A&R” (Artists and Repertoire), its importance, especially to a major music company, and the rise and influence of the A&R person, who, in many ways, has become the Rock Star executive within the often dated structure of a music [...]

All too often, one must ruthlessly and completely delete the past in order to move forward, whereas, especially in movies and music, there is often inspiration to be had by going back and delving into the past- the roots- and seeing how “back in the day” gave birth to Here In The Now. Today, I [...]

It was good to see that despite it being over fifty years ago today that he and the other three lads taught- and are still teaching- other bands to play, the genius and magic of McCartney- Sir Macca- bass guitarist, musician extraordinaire and musical catalyst, has not been lost on people who still stick to [...]

Say what you will- and even though I heard a track by Clash being played on an online horse racing channel today- the Beatles HAVE to be a miracle that happened when the world needed it most with something prophetic when Lennon said that the Beatles were more popular than Jesus. Always ahead of the [...]

I physically cringe when watching “American Idol” and people call contestant James Durbin a “rocker”. Sorry, but where on earring- in the left ear- hitting a few high notes and singing a Judas Priest song does not make one a “rocker”. If this is all it takes, no wonder Bob Geldof  is pissed off- and [...]