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Behind the Curtain: Michael Jackson

Behind the Curtain: Michael Jackson

In this latest installment of our Behind the Curtain category, writer Steve Rosen recounts a particularly…memorable experience interviewing Michael Jackson back in 1981. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ There is a new reality television…

Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Pete Townshend in Manhattan

Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Pete Townshend in Manhattan

I first saw the Who when I was 14 years old. Thinking back on it, that may have been the first concert I’d ever been to. Actually, it was probably…

Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jeff Beck at the Riot House

Behind the Curtain: Interviewing Jeff Beck at the Riot House

The latest installment in our Behind the Curtain category, journalist Steve Rosen recounts his fateful encounter with legendary guitarist Jeff Beck. ~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~~ The drive from my guesthouse/cottage in the hills of…

Behind the Curtain: Taking a Trip with Humble Pie

Behind the Curtain: Taking a Trip with Humble Pie

—–The latest entry in our Behind the Curtain category involves journalist/writer Steve Rosen’s trip to Japan with Humble Pie – enjoy below! It was the summer of 1972 and just…

Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen

Behind the Curtain: Jamming with Eddie Van Halen

When Edward Van Halen unleashed his devastatingly beautiful tonal fury on the first Van Halen album, guitar players around the globe realized they’d just heard the death knell for everything…

Behind the Curtain – Tracking Down Keith Moon

Behind the Curtain – Tracking Down Keith Moon

Nothing could have prepared me that day for meeting Keith Moon. His nickname was Moon the Loon and for good reason—Keith John Moon, born on August 23, 1946 was a…

Behind the Curtain – Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977

Behind the Curtain – Interviewing Led Zeppelin in 1977

Steve Rosen has been writing about the creatures of rock and roll for 40 years. His stories have appeared in and on Guitar World, Guitar Player, Guitarist, Total Guitar and…

Live Music Clubs – As Seen By the Bar Owner

Live Music Clubs – As Seen By the Bar Owner

Live Music Clubs – as Seen by the Bar Owner A gigging musician and former live music club owner describes life in the nightclub business. The Beatles started as lads…

Life Behind the Scenes of the ‘American Idol’ Finale

Life Behind the Scenes of the ‘American Idol’ Finale

The lights dim as Ryan Seacrest dramatically draws out the announcement of the 2013 American Idol victor, the entirety of the 7,000 seat Nokia Theatre at LA Live silent and…

The Day I Shot Musician Jackie Lomax – by Christopher Huston

The Day I Shot Musician Jackie Lomax – by Christopher Huston

Jackie Lomax is a British guitarist and singer-songwriter who was friend and contemporary to The Beatles and Eric Clapton.  His life ran parallel to the Fab-4 through Liverpool, Hamburg, Brian…

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