Posts by Craig Rosen

  • Susanna Hoffs Gearing Up for Stagecoach, Shares Her Favorite Musical Memories

    Craig Rosen at Yahoo Music1 day ago

    We're in the middle of Coachella madness, with weekend one in the books and weekend two coming up. The following weekend, the very same Empire Polo Club in Indio, California will play host to the country-leaning Stagecoach Festival. Some may be surprised to find Bangles frontwoman Susanna Hoffs on the bill as a solo act. She'll be playing the Mustang Stage at 2 p.m. on April 27. In fact, just the other day, Hoffs posted on her Facebook page, "This is my kind of Manic Monday...rehearsal for Stagecoach officially starts today."

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  • Oasis Went 'Supersonic' 20 Years Ago

    Craig Rosen at Yahoo Music5 days ago

    Two decades ago, on April 11, 1994, the Gallagher brothers in Oasis unleashed their fury on the world with the release of their first official U.K. single, "Supersonic." Here are 11 things you should know about Oasis's early days.

    1. They weren't initially a huge success.

    Oasis didn't set the world on fire from the get-go. "Supersonic" only made it to No. 31 on the U.K. Singles Chart, giving it the dubious distinction of being the band's lowest peaking single. However, it keep selling, eventually exceeding sales of 215,000 to make it their 13th biggest selling single in the U.K.

    2. The single fared better in the U.S.

    The track was also the band's first U.S. single and received a much warmer welcome across the pond, where it peaked at No. 10 on Billboard 's Modern Rock Chart in December 1994.

    3. It's held up well over the years.

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  • Hall & Oates’s John Oates Shares His Favorite Musical Memories

    Craig Rosen at Yahoo Music8 days ago

    These are good times for John Oates of Hall & Oates. On Monday, he celebrated his 65th birthday. On Thursday, he and long-time musical partner Drryl Hall will be inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, and he recently released "Good Road to Follow," his fourth studio solo effort.

    When we had Oates on the phone to talk about his new album and Hall and Oates' induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, we also asked him to share some of his favorite musical memories with us.

    What is the first record you bought?

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