Kool & the Gang

Robert "Kool" BellBass1964-
Ronald BellTenor saxophone1964-
Dennis "D.T." ThomasAlto saxophone1964-
Claydes Charles SmithGuitar1964-2006
George BrownDrums1964-
Woody SparrowGuitar1964-1970
Ricky WestPiano1964-1976
Robert "Spike" MickensTrumpet1964-1986
Larry GittensTrumpet1975-
Clifford AdamsTrombone1977-2015
James "J.T." TaylorLead vocals1978-1988
Earl ToonVocals, keyboards1979-
Skip MartinVocals, trumpet1988-
Odeen MaysVocals, keyboards1988-
Gary BrownVocals1988-1992

Richard MarxSongwriter Interviews

Richard explains how Joe Walsh kickstarted his career, and why he chose Hazard, Nebraska for a hit.

Stan RidgwaySongwriter Interviews

Go beyond the Wall of Voodoo with this cinematic songwriter.

Butch VigSongwriter Interviews

The Garbage drummer/songwriter produced the Nirvana album Nevermind, and Smashing Pumpkins' Gish and Siamese Dream.

Subversive Songs Used To SellSong Writing

Songs about drugs, revolution and greed that have been used in commercials for sneakers, jeans, fast food, cruises and cars.

QueenFact or Fiction

Scaramouch, a hoople and a superhero soundtrack - see if you can spot the real Queen stories.

WeezerFact or Fiction

Did Rivers Cuomo grow up on a commune? Why did they name their albums after colors? See how well you know your Weezer in this Fact or Fiction.