“Rocket 88”: One of The Pioneering Songs of Rock
There are a handful of songs that can be credited for moving the needle on rock music. The 1951 single, “Rocket 88,” is one of ’em as Kit O’Toole explains.
Sympathy for the Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters
Charlie Watts was the “heartbeat” of the Stones. A recent book breaks down why this timekeeper was one of the most masterful drummers of any genre.
A Mount Rushmore…for Guitarists?
If there were a monument to some of the founders of rock guitar, which four would you pick? We have some suggestions on the subject.
A Rock Lover’s Guide to Chicago
Have you been to The Aragon Ballroom, The Metro, and Soldier Field? How about the Arcada or Schubas?