In this episode: - Sheila E. is best known for her days playing drums with Prince – and for her sultry solo albums of the ‘80s. The percussionist talks about her early days on stage with keyboardist and singer George Duke, her teenage romance with a not-so-teenaged Carlos Santana and shares her views on feminism – as revealed in her new memoir, The Beat of My Own Drum.
Then: Music writer Steven Hyden recently looked back at the past 50 years in music – and awarded boxing-style championship belts to what he thinks are the best American bands of each era. Controversial? Definitely. He defends his picks.