That time Link Wray told me why he became a rocker

By Steve Newton Back in 1997 I did my one and only interview with guitar legend Link Wray, and man was that cool. He's always been one of those players who never got the credit he deserved, considering how influential he was. Those boneheads down at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame haven't even … Continue reading That time Link Wray told me why he became a rocker

That time Link Wray told me about “Rumble” being banned in the States

By Steve Newton Back in '97 when I did my one-and-only interview with guitar legend Link Wray--who the bozos down at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame still refuse to induct--we got talking about his most famous tune, 1958's "Rumble". When I mentioned how the song had caused a lot of controversy, he got … Continue reading That time Link Wray told me about “Rumble” being banned in the States

That time I called Link Wray up in Texas and he raved about his “fantastic gig” the night before

By Steve Newton Few guitar players in history are more deserving of recognition than Link Wray, the inventor of the raunchy riff, but you wouldn't know it from the actions of those dingbats down at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Even though they nominated him back in 2013, he still hasn't been inducted. … Continue reading That time I called Link Wray up in Texas and he raved about his “fantastic gig” the night before