Around 2012, in the midst of working on a new Heartbreakers album (Hypnotic Eye), Petty decided the time had come to finally release Wildflowers in its complete two-disc form. “We’re going to put out the songs from the other record as well,” he told RS excitedly. “We recorded quite a lot of songs and dug them out, and the songs are just so cool.”
August 26, 1970 ~ Steven Tyler of Aerosmith appears on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine. Legendary photog Annie Leibovitz took the photo, which shows the frontman haggard and bleary after just two hours sleep. Leibovitz got the shot by showing up at his hotel at 6 a.m.
Charlie Daniels may be synonymous with “The Devil Went Down to Georgia,” arguably one of the earliest examples of country-rap, but his catalog was defined by more than sing-speak recitations and fiddle fire.
The Beatles started out playing Little Richard songs. His guitar player was a young kid by the name of Jimi Hendrix. It’s not a stretch to say he was right there with Chuck molding and folding the foundations of Rock and Roll.
Revisit 20 key tracks from groundbreaking rock and R&B icon Little Richard.
More Boss: Springsteen opens for Bonnie Raitt at the Boston Arena on May 9, 1974. At her insistence, he plays his full two-hour set — unheard of from an opening act.
Rolling Stone‘s Jon Landau writes in Boston’s The Real Paper, “I saw rock and roll’s future, and its name is Bruce Springsteen. And on a night when I needed to feel young, he made me feel like I was hearing music for the very first time.”
Landau goes on to become The Boss’ long-time manager and producer.
“We knew we would want to share something with others out there who are in isolation just like we are,” says Patrick Simmons, who wrote the song and sings lead on it. “We are so grateful to our fans who contributed to the performance and our families who helped with the production.