Author: Steven Kirk

Keith Emerson of Emerson, Lake & Palmer dies at 71

Keith Emerson, co-founder of the ‘70s supergroup Emerson, Lake & Palmer passed away on March 10th. The band’s official Facebook page confirmed the news: “We regret to announce that Keith Emerson died last night at his home in Santa Monica, Los Angeles, aged 71. We ask that the family’s privacy […]

History of Rock in 15 Minutes

“348 rockstars, 84 guitarists, 64 songs, 44 drummers, 1 mashup.” With no braggadocio whatsoever, that is the simple description Ithaca Audio attached to its recently released video “History of Rock.” Oh, it is that, and so much more. In today’s world of soundbites and :15 second Vine videos, this almost […]

Marshall Amp Mini Fridge

As far as rock ‘n’ roll conversation pieces go, this looks to be one of the best. What appears to be an almost 3 ft. tall Marshall amplifier is actually an Energy Star compliant mini fridge with freezer, perfect for your man cave, college dorm or just to have an […]

Legendary Mini Guitars

Whether you dig rock, blues, pop, country or jazz, the centerpiece to those styles of music is the guitar. And in a lot of cases the guitars played by world-famous musicians are as recognized as the artists who play them. Guitars can be expensive, replicas of famous guitars even more […]

Heart 40th anniversary plaques

February 14th 2016 marked the 40th anniversary of the release of “Dreamboat Annie,” the debut album by the Wilson sisters of Heart. To mark the occasion, the band is releasing a series of commemorative Platinum Award albums and fan appreciation plaques celebrating the anniversary, the 16 studio albums released by […]

Retro cassette table

Take a look at this! A beautiful, customizable piece of art designed to look like that classic music delivery system, the cassette tape, and a functional centerpiece to your living space as well. From the Taybles website: TAYBLES is comprised of three young artist/entrepreneurs (Taylor, Justin and Zach) who set […]

On The Record: Bruce Springsteen

We are reaching way back this time, almost 40 years, to an interview with a 28 year-old Bruce Springsteen. The year was 1978, and a pre-MTV J.J. Jackson was the “Rock ‘n’ Roll Expert” for KABC 7 in Los Angeles. Complete with his ‘70s era mustache, Jackson takes us backstage […]

David Lee Roth returns to the Web

We heard you missed him! He’s back! David Lee Roth, classic Van Halen front man, solo artist and world-renowned crazy bastard is back online after a year-long hiatus. DavidLeeRoth.net came back on line on Super Bowl Sunday with an all new Roth Show, which is exactly the kind of rapid […]

Sir Elton John’s surprise London performance

In celebration of the release of his 32nd studio album, Wonderful Crazy Nights, Sir Elton John went all busker and stopped by the historic St. Pancras Station in London to perform a medley of his greatest hits to the delight of the commuters who just happened to be in the […]

On the Record: David Bowie

Celebrating David Bowie’s birthday on January 8th as well as the release of his 25th studio album “Blackstar,” Soundwaves: On the Record revisits a great interview with Bowie done in support of his 1987 album “The Next Day.” Part of the VOX POP “Raw & Uncut Interviews” archives, Bowie covers […]

Front Row: Huey Lewis and the News

One of the bands that not only defined the ‘80s but SURVIVED the ‘80s is the unstoppable doo-wop machine that is Huey Lewis and the News. The gang is still packing them in these days and shows no signs of slowing down. This time around, Soundwaves: Front Row catches Huey […]

Now Hear This: “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll”

Listen beyond the hits and discover weird, wonderful alternate versions of your favorite songs. YOU’VE HEARD THIS: In 1981 Joan Jett and the Blackhearts released the rock anthem “I Love Rock ‘n’ Roll.” The single shot to #1 on the Billboard Hot 100 for seven weeks, ended up being the […]