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Smithereens-Indigo Blues-Only a Memory-Behind the Wall of Sleep medley

Shocked and saddened to report that singer/ songwriter Pat DiNizio of The Smithereens passed away. This one's "Especially for You" , Pat.

Talking Heads '77- 40th Anniversary- David Byrne, Jerry Harrison

In 2002, their first year of eligibility, the Talking Heads were elected into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. No wonder: the following year many of the same music industry people would  place no less than four Talking Heads albums onto Rolling…

Simple Minds- Sanctify Yourself- Sydney 12-7-12

If you look up the definition of "humble beginnings" in your rock'n'roll dictionary, what you could very well see is a black and white photo dated July 17, 1978 of local lads on the tiny stage of the Satellite Club in Glasgow Scotland, performing…

Loverboy-Get Lucky 35th Anniversary-Mike Reno, Paul Dean

In 1982, these Canadian rockers were the right band at the right time.

Live Track: Def Leppard "Rock of Ages" medley

This fabulous "Rock of Ages" medley by Def Leppard was unavailable in the U.S. for about twenty years.

Simple Minds- Celebrate the Greatest Hits pt2- Jim Kerr

By 1995 there was a real question whether Scottish band Simple Minds could remain relevant in a third decade. Jim Kerr reveals just how close they came to packing it.

Pat Benatar- Crimes of Passion 35th Anniversary- Pat, Neil Giraldo

The first time I interviewed Pat Benatar, she was very wary of me and visibly uncomfortable. It didn't take long to understand why: Rolling Stone's Encyclopedia of Rock'n'Roll states unequivocally in its opening line, "Pat Benatar was the most…

Fixx-Reach the Beach 30th anniversary

By definition, contemporary music is conceived and expressed, and thereby influenced, by the condition of the world in which it finds itself. It is safe to say that the transition from the end of the 1970s decade into the  dawn of the Eighties…