Cleveland has the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame for a couple reasons. One, the term ‘rock and roll’ was first applied to music by DJ Alan Freed there (Record Rendezvous owner Leo Mintz had suggested it to make R&B have more appeal to white … Read on
If Jim Morrison were alive, would he regret saying ‘do it, Robbie, do it’ before the guitar solo in ‘Roadhouse Blues’? Phil Lynott of Thin Lizzy knew there was going to be a jailbreak, but did ever figure out a more precise location … Read on
I’m glad I met this Cleveland woman, who had just found out she got a free ticket to the Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony and did two cartwheels. We could all learn a little from her.
It’s a great walk. Beginning where David Lee Roth, way after leaving Van Halen, was busted trying to buy a $5 bag of pot in 1993, and ending at historic Cafe Wha?, two blocks south, where a reunited Van Halen played in January … Read on
The Stones are 50. Maybe it’s a birthday none of us really wanted, but it’s here — and we probably should join the party. I pretty much have been a Stones Freak since I saw the wonderful ‘Start Me Up’ video — made … Read on
I wrote a song for Saskatoon recently (debuted at the end of this video). I also wrote an article for Lonely Planet. And apparently Saskatoon is delighted. A local on this CBC News TV broadcast calls the song ‘pretty catchy.’ Global Saskatoon broadcast says … Read on