Not the David Bowie song, but the one by "the greatest bar band in the world," The Hold Steady. (Though Google informs me that there are several contenders for that title.)
And I tip my cap to Wikipedia, whose article on The Hold Steady informed me that there is a label for a good chunk of the music I most like: "Heartland rock". Two of the primary influences were Dylan and Van Morrison. Four primary exemplars are Springsteen, Tom Petty, Bob Seger, and John Mellencamp. And among the musicians grouped under the label are (depending on the source): BoDeans, Lone Justice, John Hiatt, The Hold Steady, John Cafferty, Little Steven, Southside Johnny, Los Lobos, Bruce Hornsby, Neil Young, Tom Cochrane, The Killers, and Iron City Houserockers. A pretty good group.
"The question is, with such a wide range of styles, how do we even know what makes a good band name?"
I predict some Ph.D. theses coming in short order.
C'mon New Yorkers, somebody get the boy a kit.
Probably as much as you'd ever want to know about "Freebird," including a link to a brief clip of Dylan playing it on request.
Yet another reason--supported by science!--why today's popular music is worse than what came before.
The Axis of Awesome demonstrates.
(This is several years old, but I've just seen it. Link via Jonah Goldberg.)
Featuring the "female James Brown," Sharon Jones and the Dap Kings.
Some details on Ms. Jones, who was told she was "too fat, too black, too short, and too old" to be successful, and is now fighting the big C, in "Homecoming Queen". For now, she keeps on keepin' on.
Yes, sir: "A strong candidate for the rock era's greatest live album . . ."
The original was good; this is better. Steve Winwood and Eric Clapton, live at the Crossroads Guitar Festival, 2007.