November 2020

Springsteen Podcaster Reviews ‘Letter To You’

November 24, 2020 by

In this 360°Sound exclusive, JB Clark, co-host of the popular podcast Bruce Springsteen Sings the Alphabet, shares his review of the new Springsteen record, Letter To You. Since 2016, Clark and Rob Carmack have been releasing episodes on every officially released Springsteen song in alphabetical order, amassing nearly 400 episodes. (Click here to read our […]

The Weeknd – “Blinding Lights” in Dark Times

November 23, 2020 by

by Alex Beene (Alex is an eccentric genius who is taking over the world with kindness.) 2020 clearly wasn’t the year The Weeknd was expecting – it was better. One year ago, as Americans prepared their families and their plates for the Thanksgiving holiday, Canadian singer The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) debuted a new single, […]

Bobby Keys: 10 Choice Tracks featuring Rock’s Greatest Sax Player

November 21, 2020 by

Bobby Keys is the greatest rock saxophone player of all time. My source on this is Charlie Watts of the Rolling Stones. Charlie ought to know – he was there. I’m glad I was there too on 18 October 2012 when Bobby and his band, The Suffering Bastards, played the Magic Bag theater in Ferndale, […]

Photographer Eilon Paz on his new guitar pedal book ‘Stompbox’

November 20, 2020 by

Brooklyn-based photographer Eilon Paz spoke with 360°Sound about his two new books on guitar effects pedals, Stompbox: 100 Pedals of the World’s Greatest Guitarists and Vintage & Rarities: 333 Cool, Crazy and Hard to Find Guitar Pedals (both are available now). Paz’s photography work has appeared in the New York Times, Rolling Stone, The Observer, […]

Harry Dean Stanton biographer discusses late actor’s music

November 19, 2020 by

360°Sound spoke with veteran journalist and Ole Miss professor Joe Atkins, author of the new biography Harry Dean Stanton: Hollywood’s Zen Rebel (out now on University Press of Kentucky). The slender, craggy-faced character actor, who died in 2017 at age 91, acted in nearly 200 films and TV series over a 60-year career. Some of […]

Angst of the Aughts: 10 Scene-Kid Jams to Scream Today

November 16, 2020 by

by Kelly Kling (When Kelly isn’t playing Mario Kart, she writes & edits by day and sings & dances after that.) As a tail-end millennial, I will forever have a soft spot in my heart for the music of the aughts (2000s). The early to mid-aughts played a seminal role in the shaping of my […]

Daniel Tashian on Bacharach collaboration, songwriting

November 15, 2020 by

I first heard of singer-songwriter Daniel Tashian when I listened to the excellent EP he did with Burt Bacharach, Blue Umbrella, released in July. As I read more about Tashian, 45, and dug into his catalog, I was struck by the sheer variety of music he creates. For over a decade, he’s been writing hits […]

Q&A with ‘From Elvis in Memphis’ Author

November 12, 2020 by

360°Sound caught up with Eric Wolfson, author of the new 33 1/3 book on Elvis Presley’s classic 1969 album From Elvis in Memphis (out Nov. 12 on Bloomsbury Academic). After a 14-year absence, Elvis returned to Memphis to record what many consider his greatest album. The recording sessions took place over about 14 days under […]

45 Years of “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald”

November 10, 2020 by

The SS Edmund Fitzgerald was shipwrecked in Lake Superior 45 years ago on 10 November 1975. Like many people, I became aware of the tragedy by way of Gordon Lightfoot’s song “The Wreck of the Edmund Fitzgerald.” The song was released in 1976 and hit #1 on the pop charts in Lightfoot’s native Canada. It also […]

Greatest One-Hit Wonders: 1980

November 9, 2020 by

Was 1980 the last year of the ’70s or the first year of the ’80s? We continue our exploration of the greatest one-hit wonders in the history of the Billboard Hot 100. First we looked at the pre-Beatles pop and doo-wop of 1960, then the psych-rock and heavy blues-rock one-hitters from 1970. Fast forward to […]