Tag Archives: Recalls

Sammy Hagar Recalls Playing First Van Halen Song to Record Label Bosses

Sammy Hagar recalled the moment when his version of the Van Halen lineup played their first complete song to the record-label bosses. There was a certain amount of tension around the 1985 incident following Hagar’s replacing of David Lee Roth. “‘Why Can’t This Be Love’ is the first song we played for everyone that we’d kind of finished,”

Cleveland DJ Recalls Chats with John Lennon, Brian Wilson

In the heyday of FM radio, Cleveland’s WMMS was among the most influential stations in the country, obtaining exclusive tracks from major bands like Fleetwood Mac and championing up-and-coming artists like Bruce Springsteen and David Bowie. WMMS, which celebrates its 50th anniversary this year, also got interviews with some of the legendary performers in rock

'We Hate You': Pattie Boyd Recalls Jealous, Hair-Pulling Beatles Fans

When you’ve inspired classic songs like the Beatles’ “Something” and Eric Clapton’s “Layla” and “Wonderful Tonight,” the label of “muse” can’t be far behind. It’s a role that Pattie Boyd, whose marriages to the two rockers have fascinated fans for decades, relished — but there was also a dark side. In a new interview for Harper’s Bazaar,

Steely Dan's Donald Fagen Recalls the Last Time He Saw Walter Becker

Even while on his deathbed, Steely Dan’s Walter Becker was able to crack jokes. In a new interview, his longtime musical partner, Donald Fagen, discussed seeing Becker, who died on Sept. 3 from esophageal cancer. “When I heard he was really ill,” he said on Rolling Stone‘s Music Now podcast, “I was on the road

Keith Richards Recalls Making the Rolling Stones' 'Gimme Shelter'

The Rolling Stones’ most enduring classics have been part of our collective soundtrack for so long that it can be easy to forget that they all had to start with an idea. In a new interview with Harper’s Bazaar, guitarist Keith Richards reflected on the events that helped shape the writing and recording of three

Stevie Nicks Recalls Songs, Advice and Friendship From Tom Petty

A close friend and self-professed super-fan of Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers for decades, Stevie Nicks has been looking back on her relationship with Petty and the last time they performed together. In an interview with Rolling Stone a week after Petty’s unexpected death at the age of 66, Nicks fondly recalled her gig opening