For ardent fans of the classical prog-rock outfit Renaissance, there's a sense of ownership -- a feeling like they've discovered a personal treasure chest they can go to and open when suffering through a momentary musical recession. And perhaps to the band's first and second generation fans who became hopelessly hooked on their refreshingly hook-free and blissfully executed arrangements, the return of Renaissance to American concert stages in 2009 was nothing short of a miracle.

Q&A: Annie Haslam of Renaissance

For ardent fans of the classical prog-rock outfit Renaissance, there's a sense of ownership -- a feeling like they've discovered a personal treasure chest they can go to and open when suffering through a momentary musical recession. And perhaps to the band's first and second generation fans who became hopelessly hooked on their refreshingly hook-free and blissfully executed arrangements, the return of Renaissance to American concert stages in 2009 was nothing short of a miracle.
Nobody can deny after a 10-second sample of Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding's soul-lifting musical output that she has earned every plaudit her global devotees have dealt - and all the critical acclaim she has received - because of the beauty, talent and gifts that come from deep inside this former childhood musical prodigy.

Q&A: Esperanza Spalding

Nobody can deny after a 10-second sample of Grammy winner Esperanza Spalding's soul-lifting musical output that she has earned every plaudit her global devotees have dealt - and all the critical acclaim she has received - because of the beauty, talent and gifts that come from deep inside this former childhood musical prodigy.
You grow up with high expectations when your dad -- a wacky but monumentally respected international musical star -- lists your religion on your birth certificate as "musician."

Q&A: Dweezil Zappa

You grow up with high expectations when your dad -- a wacky but monumentally respected international musical star -- lists your religion on your birth certificate as "musician."
Growing up within eyeshot of the Las Vegas Strip, Panic! At the Disco singer Brendon Urie lived a fairly normal childhood. He hung out with friends, played sports on the weekends and attended school.  // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Q&A: Brendon Urie of Panic! At the Disco

Growing up within eyeshot of the Las Vegas Strip, Panic! At the Disco singer Brendon Urie lived a fairly normal childhood. He hung out with friends, played sports on the weekends and attended school.
Before Dave Mason enjoyed success as a solo artist in the 1970s and '80s, he made his mark on musical history while securing a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as co-founder of Traffic along with Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood and Chris Wood in 1967.

Q&A: Dave Mason

Before Dave Mason enjoyed success as a solo artist in the 1970s and '80s, he made his mark on musical history while securing a place in the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame as co-founder of Traffic along with Jim Capaldi, Steve Winwood and Chris Wood in 1967.
Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Jefferson Airplane made an indelible mark in the musical history books for their uniquely energized take on the blues and psychedelic rock. And while Airplane co-founders Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have long since departed the band, but they continue to work and tour together as Hot Tuna, which formed in 1969.

Q&A: Jack Casady and Jorma Kaukonen of Hot Tuna

Rock & Roll Hall of Famers Jefferson Airplane made an indelible mark in the musical history books for their uniquely energized take on the blues and psychedelic rock. And while Airplane co-founders Jorma Kaukonen and Jack Casady have long since departed the band, but they continue to work and tour together as Hot Tuna, which formed in 1969.
Say the name "Neville" to anyone with even a passing interest in music, and you'll likely get a response ticking off several names representing that first family of New Orleans musical royalty.

Q&A: Ivan Neville of Dumpstaphunk

Say the name "Neville" to anyone with even a passing interest in music, and you'll likely get a response ticking off several names representing that first family of New Orleans musical royalty.
Drummer Marky Ramone is paying tribute to The Ramones, with the help of singer Andrew W.K., by touring the world as Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg for the next year. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg keeps Ramones spirit alive

Drummer Marky Ramone is paying tribute to The Ramones, with the help of singer Andrew W.K., by touring the world as Marky Ramone's Blitzkrieg for the next year.
Richie Havens, the iconic folk artist whose powerful voice and improvised mantra of "Freedom" immortalized him as the opening act of 1969's Woodstock Festival, was figuratively laid to rest Sunday (8/18) as his ashes were scattered across the original concert fields in Bethel, NY.

Richie Havens gets a star-studded sendoff at Woodstock site

Richie Havens, the iconic folk artist whose powerful voice and improvised mantra of "Freedom" immortalized him as the opening act of 1969's Woodstock Festival, was figuratively laid to rest Sunday (8/18) as his ashes were scattered across the original concert fields in Bethel, NY.
Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds is honest and forthcoming during interviews. He desperately wants fans to understand the message behind the Las Vegas-based band's debut album, "Night Visions." He also reveals he suffers from depression and anxiety, which made things a little tricky when he began playing live. // Tour dates at SoundSpike

Q&A: Dan Reynolds of Imagine Dragons

Imagine Dragons singer Dan Reynolds is honest and forthcoming during interviews. He desperately wants fans to understand the message behind the Las Vegas-based band's debut album, "Night Visions." He also reveals he suffers from depression and anxiety, which made things a little tricky when he began playing live.
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