Jonny Whiteside is a veteran music journalist and author of the award winning Ramblin' Rose: the Life & Career of Rose Maddox and Cry: the Johnnie Ray Story.
3 days ago | Lists
From flat-broke chart-toppers TLC to producer Norman Petty laying down after-hours overdubs that allowed him to steal half of Buddy Holly’s song publishing rights, the music business has been reliably populated by some of the worst ripoff artists ...
2 months ago | Death
The almost simultaneous deaths of legendary percussionists D.J. Fontana and Nick Knox last week was shocking, tragic and a loaded cultural moment that demands re-examination of the 20th century’s single greatest phenomenon — rock & roll. As Elvis ...
3 months ago | People 2018
Dancer Lee Angel was midcentury rock & roll's premier muse, a backstage asset who exerted an irresistible force over Little Richard, Screamin' Jay Hawkins and Jackie Wilson.
3 months ago | Premiere
The jolt of losing West Coast punk-and-beyond legend Tony Kinman to cancer last week was as ugly and unexpected a bit of misfortune as this unpredictable world offers, but the premier of a new video for younger sibling Chip Kinman's Ford Madox For...
4 months ago | Marijuana
With weed’s upgrade from life-destroying felony to mainstream commodity occurring at a meteoric rate, the wide array of the plant’s non-intoxicating uses and applications provide the most telling illustration of how absolutely wrongheaded the proh...