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Eric Clapton-Forever Man pt 2

This portion of my in-depth interview with Eric Clapton is  gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, yet ultimately life affirming. It finds the acclaimed musician successfully in recovery after more than twenty years of substance abuse, experiencing a spiritual rebirth that can only be described as miraculous; his musical career at an all time high; and then the most […]

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Motley Crue- Dr Feelgood- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil, Mick Mars

“Wow, so this is what it’s like to watch Monday Night Football without a spike in your arm?” recalls Motley Crue songwriter/ bass player Nikki Sixx about his initial experience with sobriety post-rehab. This was when he cocooned  from the “Terror in Tinseltown” debauchery for which Motley Crue had become notorious and used the re-entry […]

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Queen-Live at the Rainbow ’74-Brian May, Roger Taylor

Forty years ago when a young London quartet called Queen headlined the venerable Rainbow Theater there, recording the performance on audio and film was a daunting task, both technologically and financially. Live recording was much more art than science then, with no do-overs, no digital tricks, nowhere to hide. Not that this tightly rehearsed band, […]

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Don Henley-The End of the Innocence

The evening before my first interview with him was scheduled to occur regarding his third solo album The End of the Innocence,  Don Henley wanted to check me out. You see, Henley doesn’t suffer fools lightly, and now that I’ve lived for more than 30 years among the rural Northeast Texas hard-scrabble ranchers and family […]

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Ann Wilson- Hope and Glory 2007

On Ann Wilson‘s birthday, here is a present from her : a highly personal solo album of carefully chosen covers, Hope and Glory,  at a time when US wars were raging in two separate countries with no end in sight. And the “A” guest list of performers with whom Ann duets  include no less than […]

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John Waite-Best-No Brakes Best Of

When you aggregate the many high points from the recorded body of work of John Waite over the last four decades of popular music, his well-known world class singing voice is readily on display, but what emerges is a dedicated, well-read, mature songwriting craftsman who has maintained the highest standards over a lengthy career. Whether […]

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Southside Johnny & the Asbury Jukes-The Fever-Asbury Park 1979

After being released by his record company following delivery in 1978 of the essential Hearts of Stone ( rated 4.5 stars by AllMusic.com, a perfect five stars by me ), Southside Johnny and the Asbury Jukes‘ next label decided to celebrate the 1979 release of The Jukes  with a promotional concert in the ‘hood. Here […]

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Triumph- Just a Game pt1- Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, Mike Levine

Not unlike Rush and Heart who preceded them, Triumph‘s Rik Emmett, Gil Moore, and Mike Levine couldn’t get arrested outside their native Toronto while waiting for a U.S. record label to swoop down like some great speckled bird and sign them. So these three intrepid rockers proceeded to question rock’s conventional wisdom and just do […]