Behind the Song: Procol Harum, “A Whiter Shade Of Pale”

The familiar adage, oft-repeated by musicians who have had hits and those who long for one, says that if anyone knew what exactly constituted a hit single, that formula could be repeated every time. But when you consider some...

Behind the Song: Billy Joel, “Only The Good Die Young”

Yes, dear readers, there was a Virginia. Billy Joel based his 1977 song “Only The Good Die Young” on an actual high school crush named Virginia Callahan. After Joel wrote the song about this Catholic girl’s reluctance to enjoy...

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Musicians Who Served in the Military

No matter if it is Veterans Day -- which it is -- or any other, it is...

Billy Joel Announces Live Sirius XM Concert for December

SiriusXM announced that legendary musician Billy Joel will sit down for a special SiriusXM event at the Faena Theater in Miami Beach, on Thursday, December 5....

Frank Black, Iggy Pop Celebrate Mose Allison with “Numbers on Paper”

Today, on Mose Allison's birthday, Fat Possum Records releases two newly-recorded Allison tracks from IF YOU’RE GOING TO  THE CITY:  A Tribute To Mose Allison, out November 29.