The Stooges guitarist (and producer of the Kill City album) talks about those early recordings and what really happened with David Bowie.
One of the most popular classical vocalists in the land is lining up a trip to space, which is the inspiration for many of her songs.
Starting in Virginia City, Nevada and rippling out to the Haight-Ashbury, LSD reshaped popular music.
U2, Carly Simon, Joanna Newsom, Brian Wilson and Fiona Apple have all gone to Van Dyke Parks to make their songs exceptional.
When Judd Apatow needed under-appreciated rockers for his Knocked Up sequel, he immediately thought of Parker, who just happened to be getting his band The Rumour back together.
With his X-wife Exene, John fronts the band X and writes their songs.