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Rivendell is where the elves live in J.R.R. Tolkien's book The Lord Of The Rings. Robert Plant got the idea for Led Zeppelin's "Ramble On" from the book. (thanks, Richard - Syracuse, NY)
Chris Robinson of The Black Crowes
"Great songwriters don't necessarily have hit songs," says Chris. He's written a bunch, but his fans are more interested in the intricate jams.
The former Dead Kennedys frontman on the past, present and future of the band, what music makes us "pliant and stupid," and what he learned from Alice Cooper.
Dean Friedman - "Ariel"
Dean's saga began with "Ariel," a song about falling in love with a Jewish girl from New Jersey.