Story behind Joe Cocker covering James Taylor's "Don't Let Me Be Lonely Tonight"

Former Joe Cocker keyboardist CJ Vanston wrote this to Bob Lefsetz: I suggested to the label that we cover a James Taylor song...not too "range-ey," so Joe could be Joe. Chris Briggs at EMI told me "good luck with that, we've been trying…
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Wild Great Wall hike with my Dad was a memorable one

Six years after moving back from Beijing, I no longer think about my three and a half formative years in China on a daily basis. Repatriation is a long process and now the whole experience has been processed through my system and simply become…

Dean Ween’s Top 5 Records to "Party" With

I can assure you from personal experience that are few better people to party with than Mickey Melchiondo, aka Dean Ween. Some time in a dimly remembered past, I did a Guitar World feature with him, which spotlighted his 5 Favorite CDs to do…

Warren Haynes and Railroad Earth tour dates announced

Warren Haynes has announced new tour dates with Railroad Earth. The guitarist, who teamed up with the band for his upcoming albumAshes and Dust, has added a pair of June gigs in Nashville, as well as an appearance at Gathering of the Vibes…

Gregg Allman Back to Macon - "I'm No Angel"

A preview of "I'm No Angel" from the upcoming Gregg Allman Live: Back To Macon, GA CD and Blu-Ray release. It's due August 7, but you can click through to pre-order.
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Steve Kimock and the endless quest for liquid gold tone

// Amazon.com Widgets I just came across this Steve Kimock feature I wrote for Relix in 2005, just before moving to China. I thought it was pretty swell. Enjoy. * It’s 8:10 pm at New York’s Bowery Ballroom. Doors were supposed to…