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Alice Cooper- Love It to Death-Killer

Giving the Los Angeles Fire Marshall fits, the band of gypsies led by Alice Cooper known as the Hollywood Vampires really didn’t need that pyro performance near the end of the 58th Grammy Awards telecast, because the frontline of Alice Cooper, Grammy telecast MVP guitarist Joe Perry, and actor and legit guitarist Johnny Depp brought […]

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Motley Crue- The End of the End- Nikki Sixx, Vince Neil

Is what US president Gerald Ford called “our national nightmare” really over? The final  show of Motley Crue’s Final Tour came to a chaotic close December 2015 to fulfill the rock prophesy of “Terror in Tinseltown“at LA’s Staples Center. But apparently a little-discussed rock myth of hard rock drummers spontaneously combusting, first documented decades ago […]

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Van Morrison- Warner Bros Years

Whoever first coined the term “blue eyed soul”, it is a safe bet that the phrase was first used to describe the Belfast singer/songwriter Van Morrison. Practically it is impossible to explain the width and depth of this Northern Ireland native’s contribution without resorting to hyperbole, as music writer Jason Ankeny found out on AllMusic.com,”…perhaps […]

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Traffic- John Barleycorn Must Die-Steve Winwood,the late Jim Capaldi

Contrary to what their publicists would have you believe, bands rarely break up over”musical differences”. Of course the band members must share enough musical common ground to establish and sustain a creative dialogue, but equally importantly it is  crucial that the personalities in a band such as England’s Traffic must complement one another, not unlike […]

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Pretenders- Chrissie Hynde

We had never met anyone in rock music quite like The Pretenders bandleader Chrissie Hynde, and honestly in the almost forty years since, I still haven’t. And if anyone tried to tell her story, you would swear it was some punk rock fairytale dreamed up by a screenwriter with an over-active imagination. That’s why I […]

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Joe Bonamassa-Best So Far

Just in case you have not been  paying attention since the beginning of the twenty-first century- like maybe on an interplanetary mission to Mars and back- let’s catch you up on the dizzying career of American guitarist/ singer/ songwriter Joe Bonamassa. On a Guinness Book record-setting pace since his 2000 debut New Day Yesterday at […]

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Redbeard- Behind The Mic

Redbeard was a top-rated Program Director and internationally-known on-air radio personality in Memphis 1978-1983 and Dallas/Ft. Worth 1984-1998. As one of the original “Dirty Dozen” Program Directors hired, Redbeard pioneered XM Satellite Radio as the first afternoon host of “Deep Tracks XM-40” from September 2001 through June 2002. In 2007-2008 Redbeard hosted afternoons on Lone Star 92.5/KZPS in Dallas/Ft. Worth, a unique Texas regional rock/Americana hybrid that featured no recorded commercials.