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Remembering Greg Shaw

Memoir by Mark Shipper, Rock's Backpages, April 2012

WELL, I CAN'T STAND IT ANYMORE. Deep in the back of my head I have this Karmic debt I owe to Greg Shaw for setting ...

Led Zeppelin: Their Satanic Majesties Request: When Led Zeppelin Ruled The World

Book Excerpt by Barney Hoskyns, 'Trampled Under Foot' (Faber & Faber), September 2012

By 1973, Led Zeppelin was the biggest rock band on the planet. In this excerpt from Trampled Under Foot, Barney Hoskyns' new oral history of ...

Metallica: Kirk Hammett on Metallica's Kill 'Em All

Retrospective and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Music Radar, 11 September 2008

METALLICA HAVE NEVER done anything the easy way. On the eve of recording their first album Kill 'Em All, they fired lead guitarist Dave Mustaine ...

MC5, John Sinclair, Wayne Kramer: MC5: The making of Kick Out The Jams

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Uncut, May 2007

How Wayne Kramer and his Detroit proto punks turned a stage heckle into a battle cry to herald the death of the hippy dream ...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: 10 Questions for Tom Petty

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, MOJO, May 1999

What's your fascination with San Francisco? Two years ago you staged 20 shows at the Fillmore, and now you're here for seven days. ...

Joe Walsh: Lonely In The Spotlight

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, June 1975

JOE WALSH is curiously indifferent about success. He gives you the impression that he has long outgrown awkwardness, but has never gotten used to felicity. ...

Grand Funk Railroad: Grand Funk: Super Patriots Come Clean And Still Manage To Till Some Dirt

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, July 1975

You're just hangin' out In the local bar And you're wonderin' who in the hell you are Are you a farmer? Are you a star? ...

Crosby and Nash, Crosby Stills Nash & Young: Crosby and Nash: Rocky & Bullwinkle In Marin County

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, February 1976

Ring! Brring! Ring! ...

Iggy Pop: The Importance of Being Iggy

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Rolling Stone, 13 July 2001

JAMES NEWELL OSTERBERG, a.k.a. Iggy Pop, once billed himself as the "world's forgotten boy," but that is no longer the case. From fronting the proto-punk ...

Cat Power: Beauty Secrets

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, December 2006

CHAN MARSHALL'S a spectral beauty, haunted and ethereal as the songs she crafts. What makes her even more extraordinary is how selfless she is, insisting ...

Evan Dando, The Lemonheads: Evan Dando: The World's Forgotten Boy

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Harp, November 2006

MOST OF the world thinks that, by rights, Evan Dando shouldn't be alive. But like Iggy Pop (one of his mentors), he's a misunderstood boy ...

Iron & Wine: "It ruins something for me when I know all the answers"

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Uncut, February 2011

PERHAPS SURPRISINGLY, there is little privacy in Sam Beam's house, an octagonal behemoth one hour's drive from Austin, Texas. ...

Flaming Lips: Album By Album

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Uncut, June 2008

THINGS HAVE CHANGED monumentally for the Flaming Lips over the course of their 23-year career. "We were just dorks who liked music," says sonic ringmaster ...

Queens Of The Stone Age: Step Inside The Best Little Whorehouse In Rock

Profile and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, MOJO, July 2007

For the past decade, Queens Of The Stone Age have been the premier destination for wild, sexually charged rock, frequented by everyone from Dave Grohl ...

Blue Öyster Cult: The Making of '(Don't Fear) The Reaper'

Retrospective and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Uncut, November 2010

Riff approaching! Buck Dharma and co's "trans-awesome" tune, and the spookiest FM staple ever. "Nothing like the Byrds," apparently... ...

Ramones, The, Phil Spector: The Ramones: Hey Ho, Let's Go!

Retrospective and Interview by Harvey Kubernik, MOJO, November 2004

Recording End Of The Century with Phil Spector should have been the Ramones' bid for the big time. Instead, it nearly destroyed them. ...

Kiss: The Day the Earth Stood KISS, Pt. 2

Interview by Robert Duncan, Creem, February 1977


Counting Crows

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, MOJO, November 1996

IT'S A LAZY MONDAY NIGHT IN LOS ANGELES, AND A few blocks east of Beverly Hills an inconspicuous sign adorns a shadowy building, quietly proclaiming ...

Rick Wakeman: Journey To The Center Of The Wax

Report and Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, February 1975

"THERE WERE these two Irishmen, Shamus and Paddy. Paddy sez to Shamus, 'Whaddya got in the bag?' 'Ducks.' sez Shamus. 'If you guess how many ...

Allman Brothers Band: Beat The Devil: The Allman Brothers

Interview by Jaan Uhelszki, Creem, December 1975

There is a land of the livingand a land of the deadand the bridge is love,the only survival, the only meaning ...

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