Bands In The Woods Wednesday: Black Sabbath

Raft Punk: Ozzy Osbourne on a raft and looking surprisingly stable. Today in Bands In the Woods Wednesday we have the legendary Black Sabbath having a good time in the Wye Valley countryside (so not the deep forest, more like rural farmland) but for Black Sabbath it seems to have been a welcome retreat from …

Dougie Boom’s ‘Cottage Country’ Mix Volume 24 Series Finale Coming May 24th

Join us as we sail into the sunset (sunrise?) for one more instalment of 'Dougie Boom's Cottage Country Mix' Coming May 24 (or as us Canadians call it "May two-four") 2021 is volume 24, the series finale of 'Dougie Boom's 'Cottage Country Mix'. For 14 years, we have made these annual Rock DJ Mixes for …

Top 10 Greatest Breaks in Rock Music πŸ₯

Banner for Top 10 Greatest Break In Rock Music featuring drummers and bands including Neal Peart, Mitch Mitchell & Thin Lizzy

Just as the Blues influenced Rock, so would Rock and Roll go on to influence other modern musical forms including Hip Hop and DJ culture more broadly. This influence was not just "in sprit" but in some cases more directly through use of samples and audio splices from the Rock songs themselves to form their …

Bands In The Woods Wednesday: Joe Walsh and James Gang

Black and white photo of James Gang (featuring Joe Walsh) in a snowy wooded area on motorcycles.

The photo that accompanied every copy of "Rides Again" (1970) of James Gang out in the woods on motorcycles. Joe Walsh is the only cool Eagle in my books. Just watch The Eagles documentary, History of the Eagles (which is only a little less funnier than This Is Spinal Tap) and you know that he …

Top 10 Rock Songs About The Devil πŸ˜ˆ

Montage of the Rolling Stones, Motley Crue, Robert Johnson, Gun (band), Van Halen and Eddie mascot from Iron Maiden

Since it's Devil's night, Oct 30th and just before Halloween, cottagemixtape.com is going to take a look at the Top 10 Rock Songs About The Devil. Rock and roll and the concept of thedevil have been intertwined since rock and roll's inception, beginning with the story of Robert Johnson meeting the devil at the crossroads, …