“Good-Time Charlie” A young friend who enjoys the odd bash behind his kit wrote to me on the passing of Charlie Watts: “One of my favorite drummers of all time. Effortlessly cool fills and licks that were way harder to play along to than they appeared. Talk about a drummer that lived perfectly in theContinue reading
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Sorry to read of Jim Steinman’s passing on Monday. He was extremely talented, to say the least…and a very nice guy. I enjoyed working with him on “Signs of Life”, a collaboration that was illuminating for both of us.The following article is a brilliant summation of the time we spent together on our one andContinue reading
UMG is releasing a mini-lp compilation entitled, “Past Perfect”, to the streaming services on Friday: tracks from four different albums, including a rare guest-performance from Freddie Mercury. The ‘cover art’ is the creation of Alina Broome, a student at F.I.T. in NYC. Great stuff, Alina…thank you so much!
The original, full-length version of Love Is The Hero—including a spectacular intro-piece from Freddie. Conjured out of thin air in the early morning hours at Garden Lodge, Freddie’s home in West London. What a night! Now available at Spotify, Apple Music and more…
I lost a long-time friend and patron yesterday. Don Zimmerman was president of Capitol Records when I signed to the label in 1979. Though not a music-maker in the strict sense of the word, he expressed a genuine interest in what I was doing, and was remarkably insightful in supporting and guiding my career inContinue reading
In this the season of giving, life is the greatest gift. Let’s put our differences and ideologies aside…stay home and play Christmas music! Next year we can do it up right…
A rainy summer day in Bridgehampton.
A fond farewell to my old mate, Frank Levi. Frank was a mad genius of the electronics variety, who specialized in tinkering with guitar amps. We spent many a late night in the SIR/NY workshop, after I wrapped rehearsals with my band, Piper. We talked about how I wanted to expand on the already massiveContinue reading
Billy is extending his collaboration with guitarist GE Smith for a handful of dates this Spring: More dates to follow…(?)
“Don’t Say No” is about to be released on 180-gram VINYL…