A music enthusiast that's never met a cat or record store she didn't like, Sierra lives in the mountains of North Carolina with her cat Groucho. She reads presidential biographies by day and listens to Billy Joel and The Eagles by night.
Essential Rock Stories: Journey's Search for a Name
As the iconic rock band Journey approaches its 50 year anniversary, it's inevitable that many fans and critics will turn their eyes (and ears) to the group's origins five decades ago. The group has seen many changes since its formation in 1973, most notably the departure of lead singer and powerhouse vocalist Steve Perry in 1998. Perry provided vocals during the group's peak of fame in the early to mid 80's, when hits such as the anthem "Don't Stop Believin,'" romantic ballad "Open Arms," and infectious "Any Way You Want It" were dominating the airways and popular culture.
Essential Rock Stories: Stevie Nicks' Muse
For scores of rock musicians that climb the slippery slopes of fame as part of a group, their own personalities and names as individuals are often overshadowed by their group's combined image. Sometimes, however, certain artists are able to break through as solo artists and figures after they have gained fame within a group. Very occasionally, their status as an individual garners new fans long after their biggest hits have topped the charts and they become the most elusive star of all: a cultural icon.
Essential Rock Stories: "Doctor My Eyes"
Welcome to the first edition of a series I like to call Essential Rock Stories, a deep dive on your favorite classic rock artists, songs, and albums that will change the way you think about Rock & Roll! Today we're directing our focus on Jackson Browne, and his smash hit, "Doctor My Eyes."