Mr. Rock'n Roll: The Alan Freed Story

July 20, 2009 // 0 Comments

Though this film about the life of Alan Freed is already a decade old, his story is a worthy reminder as it seems only the Boomers, the former greasers, the old doo wop, blues and early R&B followers—in addition to serious music aficionados—are [...]

The Moody Blues: Threshold Of A Dream

July 3, 2009 // 0 Comments

Like Jethro Tull, The Moody Blues receive all the critical acclaim they deserve and they quietly maintain a legion of fans ranging from Baby Boomers on down the generation chain. The Moodies organized themselves in the mid-sixties on a common adhesive [...]

Gary Moore & Friends: One Night In Dublin

April 14, 2009 // 0 Comments

Rock fans around the world felt deep sadness when Phil Lynott passed away in January of 1986 at the young age of 36. Lynott was the founding member and front man of the Irish band "Thin Lizzy" celebrating success around the world with their [...]

8 Mile

April 13, 2009 // 0 Comments

When Vanilla Ice made the leap from the music scene to the big screen in 1991 with both "Cool as Ice" and "Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze, " he pretty much nailed the door shut for future white rappers [...]

Iggy Pop: Lust For Life

March 19, 2009 // 0 Comments

It's taken a punk and metal revival to uncork the once-elusive truth that the Ramones (whom this writer adores with his very heart) and the Sex Pistols were not the inventors of punk rock, but rather the MC5 and of course, Iggy and The Stooges. [...]

Emerson, Lake & Palmer: Live At The Royal Albert Hall

February 5, 2009 // 0 Comments

In the 70s, "Emerson, Lake & Palmer" were the seminal progressive rock band coming out of England. The band was remarkable not only for playing as a trio only with Greg Lake serving as the bassist or the guitarist, depending on the song, [...]

Living Colour: New Morning: The Paris Concert

January 29, 2009 // 0 Comments

Though the Bad Brains and Fishbone preceded them, Living Colour was a pivotal hard rock/borderline metal sensation of the late eighties and early nineties. The fact the members are all black and play heavy music with a guitarist who sets precedents for [...]

Paul Simon – Live From Philadelphia

December 15, 2008 // 0 Comments

Get the bus, Gus, make a new plan, Stan, you don't need to be coy Roy, just listen to me… At one point or another in our lives, we've more than likely recited this classic scat from Paul Simon's funk rock classic "50 Ways to [...]

Duran Duran: Rio

December 5, 2008 // 0 Comments

One thing that can historically be said about rock 'n roll: the United States and the UK are practically co-dependent of one another to keep their music scenes alive. The British Invasion of the 1960's is the most commonly referred-to cultural [...]

Come Together: A Night For John Lennon's Words and Music

December 3, 2008 // 0 Comments

Whether you live there or you've merely visited once or twice, it's hard not to get sucked into the pulse of New York City. I've gone up to the Big Apple nine times, a few for pleasure, others to cover concerts in Times Square and I highly [...]
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