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Damian Marley Q&A: ‘Stony Hill,’ His Father’s Legacy, Introducing Jay-Z to Kingston, and More

Damian Marley Q&A: ‘Stony Hill,’ His Father’s Legacy, Introducing Jay-Z to Kingston, and More

“Welcome to Jamrock — the scene and the album — is what exposed me to a broader audience, for sure,” Damian Marley says when we meet on a New York…

We’re All Right: An Interview with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen

We’re All Right: An Interview with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen

A sample question from the TV show Jeopardy would read… “Two heartthrobs, two weirdos and a pulverizing sound mining Beatles-esque melodic magic affixed to Who/Yardbirds/Kinks muscle. The answer… “What is…

‘It Was 50 Years Ago Today!’ New Rock Doc Chronicles The Beatles, ‘Sgt. Pepper’ & Beyond  

‘It Was 50 Years Ago Today!’ New Rock Doc Chronicles The Beatles, ‘Sgt. Pepper’ & Beyond  

The No. 1 record in Rolling Stone’s “500 Greatest Albums of All Time” list and one of the top selling albums ever is now half a century old. Released on May…

The Wonders of Vinyl, Guitar Solos and ‘The Simpsons’: Q&A with Matthew Sweet 

The Wonders of Vinyl, Guitar Solos and ‘The Simpsons’: Q&A with Matthew Sweet 

Modern technology, a major relocation and personal loss all influenced Tomorrow Forever, Matthew Sweet’s first studio album in nearly six years. Among the veteran rock musician and Nebraska native’s strongest…

San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

San Francisco Musicians (Marty Balin, Peter Albin, David Freiberg and David Nelson) Recall Their First Encounters with Jerry Garcia

The free-form jams of the Grateful Dead provided the soundtrack for San Francisco’s 1967 Summer of Love. Led by singer, songwriter and guitarist Jerry Garcia, the band regularly performed at…

Outside Lands 2017: The Highs, Lows and In-Between from San Francisco Fest’s 10th Anniversary with the Who, Metallica and Gorillaz

Outside Lands 2017: The Highs, Lows and In-Between from San Francisco Fest’s 10th Anniversary with the Who, Metallica and Gorillaz

Review by Grace John and Nick Wachs San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was once again flooded with hipsters, foodies, and music fans from metalheads, ravers, alt-rock addicts, hip hop habitués,…

Q&A with Corbett Redford, Director of New Music Doc ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ (Executive Produced by Green Day)

Q&A with Corbett Redford, Director of New Music Doc ‘Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk’ (Executive Produced by Green Day)

Narrated by Iggy Pop and co-executive produced by Green Day, Turn It Around: The Story of East Bay Punk is director/co-writer Corbett Redford’s two hour and 37 minute compendium of…

April Wine and Myles Goodywn: For Now and For Ever (Interview)

April Wine and Myles Goodywn: For Now and For Ever (Interview)

In the annals of Canadian music, there have been very few bands that have had the long-lasting career or made as strong an impression as April Wine. Through the 1970’s…

Photos: Foreigner/Cheap Trick/Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppeiln Experience Rock Camden, NJ

Photos: Foreigner/Cheap Trick/Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppeiln Experience Rock Camden, NJ

(Review and all photographs by Sreve Trager) Seems like almost yesterday when Foreigner formed back in 1976, which began a path that led them to their current status as classic…

Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell

Behind the Curtain: First Impressions and Jeff Beck Group Conversations with Cozy Powell

It is February 12, 1974 and I am backstage at Kiel Auditorium in St. Louis, MO. Bedlam— drummer Cozy Powell, singer Frank Aiello [formerly with Truth], guitarist Dave Ball [ex-Procol…

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