classic rock

Classic Rock 2007, "How Gene Simmons Stole Christmas"

By Helen Bach | December 24, 2013

I’m amazed at how much I write about KISS and Gene Simmons. I’m not a fan and I think it may be that I am really stunned at how all these years after their career peaked they have remained so much in the spotlight and oddly relevant. I also have never cut and paste an entire piece before and I aint gonna lie- I feel sorta lazy for doing so.

Brian Wilson: No More Beach Boys But…

By Iman Lababedi | February 13, 2013

I don’t think this is speculation, I think Wilson will be back on tour with the “fired” members of the Beach Boys by 2014 and I will be there one more time, hoping and praying they play Summer Days (And Summer Nights).

Marshall Crenshaw's The Incredible Simulators At BB Kings, Friday, January 4th, 2013

By Iman Lababedi | January 6, 2013

They played nothing off the White Album, one track off Sgt Pepper, two tracks off Abbey Road, one track off Revolver, nothing from Let It Be. As I said at the start, the Incredible Simulators are the Beatles as country rockers, the Beatles as the Byrds. The early to mid-period Beatles.

The Rolling Stones At Barclay Center, Saturday, December 8th, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 9, 2012

Setting themselves up for a World Tour to help celebrate their 50th Anniversary, the extremely expensive ($150 for a nosebleed but I had to cough up $350) nostalgia show from the greatest rock and roll band ever, past their prime. So how much you enjoyed it depends on how much you still get off on the Stones darkly through the past energetically songs. Me? I don’t get off on it the way I used to

The Who At Madison Square Garden, Wednesday, November 5th, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | December 7, 2012

I saw a performance of Quadrophenia back in 1996 (three times actually) with Entwistle’s bass and I can tell you absolutely they are equals. And what they have in common is that as an opera, they are written to be played. It doesn’t matter if it isn’t the Who who plays them. Q stands alone

Guitar Shop TV's Exclusive Interview With Raising Rockers the Dirty Pearls

By Alex Baker | December 5, 2012

GSTV caught up with these rising stars of the NYC rock scene at this year’s CMJ Festival. Check out GSTV’s exclusive interview and live footage of one of the Big Apple’s most-buzzing-est bands

The Rolling Stones Have A New Song, The Subtly Titled 'One More Shot'

By Alyson Camus | November 10, 2012

You got me doing something. I though I never would do. Give me one more – one more shot.’ The Stones currently have their ‘one more shot’, no doubt about it, and it could well be their last shot.

Neil Young And Crazy Horse's "Walk Like A Giant" Reviewed

By Dan Whitley | October 1, 2012

I love this song. It is loose raw power overall sound and lyric, what I was hoping this new one would be. Like a lot of the old NY+CH. It’s got punk and blues values and not the technical geeky middle class blues and punk which has sort of destroyed real deal stuff (but has kept it alive and selling at least).

The Shirt Off Roger Daltrey's Back Up For Bids

By Helen Bach | August 31, 2012

This shirt is 35 years old. I have a few questions about it. Where has it been? Was it in the basement at Rogers house in his summer clothes box or was it housed under glass in a psycho fans home or was it just in the bottom of his tour trunk

Rolling Stones To Play Barclay Center November 2012: Must See? Maybe, But You Won't

By Iman Lababedi | August 30, 2012

Of course, Barclay’s are not trying to actually make any money on the deal, all they want to do, and exactly what they have done through this, is to give MSG a serious warning: they are here to stay. And that is precisely what this will do. For the Stones, it is a good pay check for a dress rehearsal.

The Beach Boys, Beacon Theater, Wednesday, May 9, 2012 Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | May 11, 2012

Back when the Beach Boys 50h Anniversary tour was just a rumor, Brian Wilson said that now his brothers Dennis and Carl were dead, he had no interest in playing with the rest of the band. But the money was so big he’d probably have no choice. Well, here is the Brian had no choice tour.

Larry Williams: Some Thoughts On A Rock And Roll Giant

By Iman Lababedi | April 18, 2012

He is a rocker, not a blues or r&b guy. he does both, but he is a rocker in the same way Chuck Berry is a rocker

Must See Concert? Aerosmith At Izod Center In July, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | April 9, 2012

As for Aerosmith… I walked out of MSG after three songs a coupla decades ago, but I’ve mellowed in my old age so who knows, right? Of all the bands I truly despise, I truly despise them least

Thick as a Brick Tour, But No Jethro Tull

By Helen Bach | February 1, 2012

But what? There will be no Jethro Tull, it will be Ian Anderson, flautest and leader of the iconic 70s band. Anderson who would get his beard in a bundle if you called him Jethro, has now decided its best he take over this one.

Roger Waters To Play Yankee Stadium, July 7th, 2012

By Iman Lababedi | January 9, 2012

the one stop shopping will be July 7th at Yankee Stadium. A Saturday following July 4th and a thrilling concept entirely. And despite my dislike for the album, I think if and when it happens, it is unmissable and since I missed it at MSG , I’ll be making my way to the nosebleeds

Where Is Van Morrison?

By Iman Lababedi | January 5, 2012

In the 1970s, Van Morrison took a three year break from releasing ablbum! A true period of transition but since then… look at it this way, he released nine albums in the 2000s. The man is a songwriting machine, he always has been.

Cathy Richardson Of Jefferson Starship Occupies rock nyc

By Iman Lababedi | October 20, 2011

a sense of humor and a sense of wonder

Dreaming About Rock Stars In The Middle Of A Hurricane

By Iman Lababedi | August 28, 2011

the songs I wrote sucked

Alice Cooper's new ride at Universal Studios theme park

By Alyson Camus | August 6, 2011

can a 63-year-old rock star wearing eyeliners with a taste for blood and snakes scare the youth of today?

Songs That Perk You Up: Golden Earring "Radar Love"

By Helen Bach | July 20, 2011

This shows you the power of the bass.

Good Rockers Gone Bad Part 1: Elton John

By Helen Bach | July 18, 2011

gone were the laborious guitar solos

Jackson Browne at the satellite with Dawes and Jonathan Wilson on Wednesday, July 6th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | July 9, 2011

Jackson Browne is still a big deal in 2011?

Buffalo Springfield Setlist, Not Varying But What's Left To Add? Well, One Song At Least

By Iman Lababedi | June 22, 2011

do what it takes to see them perform…

Paul McCartney, Last Of The Stadium Fillers, Adds A Night

By Iman Lababedi | June 21, 2011

Coldplay, Black Eyed peas, No Doubt, Weezer, Green Day, Rihanna, Beyonce, Brit, Katy, Lady Gaga, Brad Paisley, Kid Rock -none of them are Stadium fillers

The Monkees At Beacon Theater, Thursday, June 16th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | June 18, 2011

still monkeeing around

No Beach Boys Reunion For 50th Year Anniversary

By Iman Lababedi | June 16, 2011

without Brian Wilson it’s just a cash in

Brian Wilson At the Highline Ballroom, Monday, June 13th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | June 15, 2011

Wilson’s 12 piece band reminds me of the New York Philharmonic playing Schubert on a real good day… if Schubert showed up to join em.

Sir Paulie Psyched To Play Yankee Stadium

By Iman Lababedi | June 15, 2011

E.T.’s everywhere be prepared to have your time wasted

Brian Wilson: 50% Off Today

By Iman Lababedi | June 13, 2011

I can afford it and half price…

Paul McCartney At Yankee Stadium, Presale Password Included…

By Helen Bach | June 9, 2011

Presale TOMORROW at 10am “Voice”

Henry Clay People's "California Wildfire"

By Alyson Camus | June 2, 2011

a ferocious appetite of guitars and thumping drums

Bob Dylan's Top 10 Songs Of The 1990s

By Iman Lababedi | May 31, 2011

“People don’t live or die, people just float”

Bob Dylan's 10 Best Songs Of The 1980s

By Iman Lababedi | May 28, 2011

good and extremely illuminating

Bob Dylan's Top 10 Tracks Of the 1970s

By Iman Lababedi | May 27, 2011

4 or 5 off Greatest Hits Vol II

Bobby Dylan Was A Junkie: Happy Birthday, Bob

By Iman Lababedi | May 24, 2011

“I mean really, very strung out”

Mick Jagger To Form Supergroup

By Iman Lababedi | May 23, 2011

Kinda intriguing right?

Paul McCartney Back To The Garage

By Iman Lababedi | May 19, 2011

The finishing end of a lustrous career

Rumors Now Facts: Fleetwood Mac To Reunite In 2012

By Iman Lababedi | May 18, 2011

Mac For 2012

Paul Simon at the Beacon Theatre, Tuesday, May 10th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | May 12, 2011

“It’s always slightly unnerving and exhilarating to play in your exact neighborhood”,

Peter Asher's "A Musical Memoir Of the 60s And Beyond" At Feinstein's, Friday, May 6th, 2011

By Iman Lababedi | May 8, 2011

At the epicenter of the 60s with friend and neighbor Paul McCartney

For Sale: John Lennons Microphones and More

By Helen Bach | May 3, 2011

microphones used by John Lennon are up for auction along with other studio equipment from his Tittenhurst Park home studio

Come Dancing, If You Can

By Helen Bach | April 29, 2011

brides today are having to take dance lessons cuz they have no idea how to dance their ‘first dance’ without a jello shot being sucked off their stomach first

Meet The Beastles: A Mash Up of the Beatles And the Beastie Boys

By Alyson Camus | April 26, 2011

Meet the Beastles, a band created by dj BC, which is, you have guessed it, a mashup from The Beatles and The Beastie Boys. I knew about Danger Mouse's Grey album, but not about that one! djBC released his album ‘The Beastles’ in 2004, which was removed at the request of Apple Corps, but he…

Rock and Roll Band Camp- The Great Rock and Roll Swindle For The Elderly

By Helen Bach | April 25, 2011

it’s back and it’s worse

Paul Simon at the Music Box on Tuesday April 19th, 2011

By Alyson Camus | April 22, 2011

I think I got these spine chills,… it had been so long, too long

Elton John:Three Years In Vegas And The All You Can Eat Buffet

By Helen Bach | April 21, 2011

“million dollar piano”

This Is Not A Review Of Paul Simon In Los Angeles -But It Is The Setlist

By admin | April 20, 2011

Ok this is not the review yet, but Paul Simon was great of course, I have never been disappointed….   Great set and I have already written the setlist, I took many many pictures. 1. Crazy Love 2. Dazzling Blue 3. 50 ways to leave your lover 4. So beautiful and so what 5. Viet…

Jimi Hendrix Portrait Made Of Guitar Picks!

By Alyson Camus | April 20, 2011

5,000 multicolored picks

U2 And Muse Sing Psycho Killer In A Club In Brazil

By Iman Lababedi | April 19, 2011

exactly the same as you only worse part II

Lennon Tells Linda Off Big Time In 1971

By Alyson Camus | April 17, 2011

“Do you really think most of today’s art came about because of the Beatles? – I don’t believe you’re that insane”