Rant ‘N’ Roll: I Am Elvis

It’s true. I’m really Elvis. He resides within me, alive and vibrant. Just like he resided within Andy Kaufman (1949-1984), the comedian, performance artist and wrestler. When Kaufman, most known for his La...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Still Rolling

So, next year the Rolling Stones will celebrate a half-century of being a rock ’n’ roll band. Are there any plans? They’re being coy. But I’ll tell you this: If the dear lovable, demented genius Brian Wilso...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: CD Pile

Where It All Begins (Stax/Concord) is the sixth album from “The First Daughter Of Soul,” Lalah Hathaway, whose father, Donny Hathaway (1945-1979) recorded five ‘70s albums (two with Roberta Flack). Its 12 t...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Hank 3

Country Music’s Ultimate Outlaw Hank Williams (1923-1953) died in the back seat of his Cadillac on his way to a gig in Canton, Ohio. Hank Williams, Jr. was three. By the time he was eight, his mother pus...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Noemi Liba

Exotic, mysterious, sensual, the music of Noemi Liba, like her name, flows off the lips rhythmically. A beautiful Aussie, I met her on the streets of New York and found myself having dinner with her. “I’...