Tribute to Glenn Frey the Songwriter

We're huge Eagles fans here at Gooseneck HQ, and especially fans of Glenn Frey. He played many roles in the Eagles -- singer, guitar player, ringleader. But probably the greatest role he played was songwriter. 

He wasn't the greatest singer…

Cool Stories Behind New Beatles Videos

What were the first music videos? "Promos" made by the Beatles nearly fifty years ago.

No one's probably more surprised than the remaining Beatles that these early videos -- material they thought was basically disposable -- would not only still…

Why ZZ Top's "Tush" Is Not What You Think

We always assumed the great ZZ Top song "Tush" was an appreciation of the ladies, an homage to the derriere, written in reverence for the rear. But it turns out "tush" is a Southern expression that means plush,…

Is Anybody Cooler Than Billy Gibbons?


Good news for ZZ Top fans. Billy Gibbons has a new solo record out, called Perfectamundo, and we love what we've heard so far! 

As you'd expect, there's the unmistakable bluesy grit in Billy's guitar playing. But what makes…

Making a "Hot" Summer Song, Part 2


Don't bore us, get to the chorus.

Those are words to live by when it comes to summer music. A good summer song has to have a catchy hook. It's gotta make you want to sing along in the…

Making A "Hot" Summer Song, Part 1


Hot town, summer in the city. Ain't that the truth this year, with heat waves and record temperatures scorching the country, from Seattle to Savannah.

When it's summer, you want to hear that slinky, sticky, sizzling music. Whether it's…