Eric Gales launched his music career signing with a major label at 16 years old. His first single was Top 10 on the "mainstream rock chart," and his career was off and running. Throughout his music career, the road for Eric has had its ups and downs, but today he's back stronger than ever - getting ready to release his 19th album. Award-winning program director Ray White hooked up with Eric backstage before a standing-room only performance in November of 2021, to talk about his start in the music business and his rebirth, including working with his longtime friend Joe Bonamassa. Crown is the title of his upcoming album and reinforces his stature among the top blues rock guitarists in the world! In our showcase segment, we take a look back at 2021 featuring the Foo Fighters, whose latest album is Medicine at Midnight, and Coldplay who recently released their Music of the Spheres project. Two "classic" bands that ended the year at the top of the CAT's charts! You better believe it, Classic Artists Today is rockin' right into the New Year!!
The Yardbirds formed in London in 1963 and launched the careers of three of the greatest guitarists in Rock and Roll history - Eric Clapton, Jimmy Page and Jeff Beck. Inducted in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 1992, the band had 5 Top 20 hits in the U.S. Their albums landed on the charts 6 times leading to the band being named by Rolling Stone magazine as "100 Greatest Artists of All Time." We sat down with drummer and co-founder Jim McCarty in May of 2010 to talk about the historic band and their last studio album Birdland. The group still performs today and their latest release, captured in concert, is titled Making Tracks. In our showcase segment, we continue the Bristish Invasion theme by featuring Paul McCartney, whose latest project is McCartney III, and the progressive rock stalwarts YES, who recently released The Quest. The British are Coming...The British are Coming, right here on this episode from Classic Artists Today!