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Five Questions with Joe Lauro, producer-director of The Big Beat: Fats Domino and the Birth of Rock ’n’ Roll

American Masters is presenting the broadcast premiere of your Fats Domino documentary on February 26, his 88th birthday. Why is the PBS series a good spot for The Big Beat? […]

Five Questions with Phil Collen, guitarist for Def Leppard

Def Leppard released its latest album in October. It’s the band’s first album in seven years. What was the studio atmosphere like during the recording sessions at lead singer Joe […]

Book Excerpt: Huey “Piano” Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues

After working hard for many years, Jon Wirt has finished writing the biography Huey “Piano” Smith and the Rocking Pneumonia Blues. It is published by LSU Press. In this excerpt, […]