Quote of the Day
06/27/14 7:34 am
"Marvin's story is incredible. But wait until you hear mine." - Rick James to David Ritz. Get the whole story in GLOW. Pre-order now:
06/25/14 7:40 am
How many songs can you name that name-check Rick James? Person who lists the most (and the lyric) gets a copy of "Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James" when it is released next month.
Quote of the Day
06/23/14 7:19 am
"It sometimes would take the audience a little while to let go. Some people show a tendency to act at a concert [as they would at] a fashion show or in church, or somewhere where it's necessary to be cool. I don't think there's ever been a place where we didn't take all that cool shit out of people."
It's Summer Solstice
06/20/14 7:50 am
"Winter's gone, And like the seasons , I'm changing for reasons, I can feel your summer love comin' on, So warm and hot girl, I beg you don't stop" - Summer Love
Berry Gordy
06/18/14 8:32 am
From back in '84:, "Berry Gordy said you were a pussycat. Is that fair?" "I'm a pussycat, but if you fuck with me I'm a black panther. Berry Gordy is a pussycat."  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
06/16/14 7:24 am
Rick talks about his early years before the fame: "I had begun to feel like a catalyst because everybody I had worked with had gone on to make it and I kept hearing about their Gold records and their Platinum records..."
06/13/14 7:35 am
Wonderful was released on June 13, 1988. Share your playlist in the comments from the album for your chance to win a copy of "Glow: The Autobiography of Rick James" when it is released in July!   MORE >>
Stories from the Studio
06/11/14 8:03 am
"I had to yell at Stevie at one point during the recording session... I caught myself yelling at him and I thought, 'What am I doing yelling at Stevie Wonder?' He was saying, 'Rick, it's too much harmonica.' I said, 'Just play harmonica, Stevie. Please just play and let me do what I want to do here. It's my session.' "
Rick’s influence playlist
06/09/14 7:58 am
On musical influences: "So many! But Robert Johnson, John Coltrane, Stevie Wonder, certainly. People like Dylan, Sly and the Beatles are responsible for my lyrical feeling. I feel that I have to say something in a song and that it's not just enough to lay down the music." Listen to some of them here...  MORE >>
Quote of the Day
06/06/14 8:34 am
"Rick James, lengths ahead of the field. No flash in the pan, just plain flash. Super Freak flash, pimp flash, ghetto flash - like a pre-army Elvis in a gold lame jacket and a pink Caddy or Bootsy and his Space Bass and star shaped shades - on the street yet up in the sky." Lloyd Bradley, NME, 10 April 1982

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