It seems that the lawsuit for Led Zeppelin regarding the creation of “Stairway to Heaven” has taken on a life of its own! An appeals court today heard arguments regarding the estate of Randy California, former leader of the band Spirit, and his contention regarding the creation of the legendary song. More details here:
That’s right, this week on the Renegades Radio Podcast we’re heading to the courtroom! In the history of music, there have been several cases where musicians and/or singers have had to prove that they, in fact, did create the music that they recorded. In some cases, the artists have proven that they weren’t influenced. In some others, however, there has been some…questions.
From The Chiffons to Slipknot, we’ll take a look at these court cases and offer our own opinion on whether the judge (or, in some cases, the jury) got the decision right. Let us know what you think as the Renegades Radio Podcast holds court!
The Renegades Radio Podcast warms up the Renegades Radio Time Machine this week for a trip through music history for the month of July! On this broadcast, we’ll take a look at the final show for the legendary Led Zeppelin, celebrate Bob Dylan finding his “electric” sound and what legendary musician and his band opened for a “made for television” band? It’s all a part of this week’s broadcast – tune in here to check out the Renegades Radio Podcast!
Wrapping up the Renegades Radio Podcast’s look at Classic Rock Magazine’s 100 Greatest Rock Albums of All Time, we’re going to take a look at some of the artists who DID make it onto that very selective list. Included among the 100 albums were several highly successful artists and a few surprises, including TWO records from the Irish band Thin Lizzy – take a listen to where they ended up!
It is often said that you have a lifetime to write your first album and, in some cases, that’s the apex of an artist or band’s career! So what are the best debut albums of the last 50 years, by each year? Does Led Zeppelin make the cut? Check it out here!
(Note: this is NOT the “most influential” albums of the last 50 years. It is the “best debut album” by each year…big difference!)
With “Bohemian Rhapsody” in the theaters now, let’s take a look back at the 1985 Live Aid show and arguably the greatest live rock and roll performance of all time – the late Freddie Mercury and Queen’s blistering performance.