Todd Snider, Dave Schools, Neal Casal, Chad Staehly and Duane Trucks joined together to form the super group, Hard Working Americans. In the "Blackland Farmer" video, a struggling farmer switches to marijuana.
The Black Keys have made a distinct move towards psychedelia with their new album, "Turn Blue." In addition to the trippy cover image, the boys from Akron, Ohio have added Farfisa organ to their blues-rock mix.
Stoner-rock stompers Queens of the Stone Age have released an interactive, online multi-media video extravaganza to promote "The Vampyre of Time and Memory" from their latest album, "Like Clockwork.”
Forty-three years ago on Nov. 17, Elton John recorded his first live album. It was released nearly six months later, titled simply "11-17-70." The opening track is a barn-burner, with John in great voice and playing a lively piano.
One of the greatest songs by the Grateful Dead, "China Cat Sunflower," is featured on the newly released "Sunshine Daydream" three-CD set, which was recorded live in 1972 in Oregon.