To commemorate 40 years since releasing his last album, Inspiration Information, Shuggie Otis pairs the reissued classic with "Wings of Love," a new collection of unreleased recordings made during the decades he searched for a record deal. Otis spoke with Billboard about that constant search, the basement that made him famous, and the catch-22 with his song "Strawberry Letter 23."
Today Jimi Hendrix's posthumous collections outnumber his studio output four-to-one. The release of his previously unissued material, staggered over four decades, culminates with this month's final set of outtakes, "People, Hell and Angels," which debuted at No. 2 on the Billboard 200 and is expected to outsell 1968's "Electric Ladyland."
Devo quietly parted ways with Warner Bros. Records last September after only one album. Now, they're self-releasing a scathing track about Mitt Romney called "Don't Roof Rack Me, Bro! (Seamus Unleashed)."
Guitarist Jack Sherman played on the Red Hot Chili Peppers' 1984 self-titled debut and co-wrote some songs on the follow-up, but was omitted from membership into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. He doesn't feel very good about it, in fact, he believes he's "being dishonored, and it sucks."