When the original JC-120 Jazz Chorus amp was introduced in 1975, its most obvious cosmetic distinction was its silver-cone speakers. And now these classic silver-cone speakers are back, giving the JC-120 the legendary clean amp sound found on countless records over the years. With the JC-120’s lush chorus effects, dual-amp design, and high-quality reverb, the “sound” is undeniable
It was the biggest disaster in the history of the music business — and almost nobody knew. This is the story of the 2008 Universal fire.
Chuck Berry, 1958.CreditCreditPhoto Illustration by Sean Freeman & Eve Steben for The New York Times. Source Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images.
Money is tight while they work long and weird hours, travel incessantly, are isolated from their friends and family at home, and have ample access to drinks and drugs. They write, record, release, and promote, and then repeat the cycle over and over again. And now, more than ever, the industry demands constant content, lest they are forgotten in the ocean of songs hitting Spotify every Friday. But then they get in the van and, especially in Canada, drive absurd distances between low-paying gigs for a tour they likely had to book themselves.