Yes and ELO Bring Classical Rock to the Hall of Fame

By Tony Sokol Progressive rock band Yes and the Electric Light Orchestra, the group that had the audacity to think strings meant they picked up where the Beatles left off, were inducted by a jukebox jury of their peers. Their peers? The musicians in Yes alone are peerless. Bassist Chris Squire, who formed the band … Continue reading Yes and ELO Bring Classical Rock to the Hall of Fame

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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Cultures Pearl Jam

By Tony Sokol Pearl Jam was cultured in the Seattle band Temple of the Dog, which also bred Soundgarden. Bassist Jeff Ament held down the bottom, while guitarists Stone Gossard and Mike McCready weaved loud melodies through their fingers. The lead singer was San Diego transplant Eddie Veddar who paired  lyrics to a mother-son opera … Continue reading Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Cultures Pearl Jam