Guitarist Nicky Wonder blew Brian Wilson away — and became a member of his touring band. He also fronted a cool power-pop band, The Wondermints. Get to know him.
Thirty years ago, the Berlin Wall came down. How did Elvis, Elton, Metallica and more help contribute to that massive global event? A fascinating documentary details the role that rock music played.
The Gold Needles are what you might get by mixing the Byrds, the Beatles, the Beach Boys and XTC. With a dose of INXS thrown in.
Janet Jackson lifts Satie. Elvis sings Martini. The Stones raided the Renaissance. And let’s not even get started with the Beatles, who regularly tapped the classical music well.
“Pet Sounds” by the Beach Boys rocked the Beatles’ world, especially Paul McCartney. And inspired John Lennon to compose “Strawberry Fields Forever.”