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Rockfest 80’s Review: A Fittingly Nostalgic Affair in Florida

Rockfest 80’s Review: A Fittingly Nostalgic Affair in Florida

Try to follow along. The Nelson brothers were there. Hey! It’s Joel Hoekstra on guitar! He’s in Whitesnake now, used to be in Night Ranger. They play later on. But…

30 Years of Goo: Robby Takac on the Goo Goo Dolls’ New LP ‘Boxes’, Career Longevity and More (Q&A)

30 Years of Goo: Robby Takac on the Goo Goo Dolls’ New LP ‘Boxes’, Career Longevity and More (Q&A)

Fresh off the release of their new album, Boxes, Goo Goo Dolls bassist/vocalist/founding member Robby Takac took some time to speak with us about it, their career and more. Enjoy……

Turn Me On: The Saint Johns

Turn Me On: The Saint Johns

It’s time for another entry in our Turn Me On category – so here’s KCSN 88.5 FM’s Jim Nelson with an introduction to the Saint Johns… At last, even vegetarians…

Purple Reign: A Tour of Prince’s Hometown Hangouts (Photos)

Purple Reign: A Tour of Prince’s Hometown Hangouts (Photos)

Prince’s recent passing left a void in the music and popular culture world at large. His singular creative vision and musical contributions over the years are unrivaled, and he’ll be…

Top 11 Gambling Songs

Top 11 Gambling Songs

“Part of the $10 million I spent on gambling, part on booze and part on women. The rest I spent foolishly.” – George Raft Established rock acts today often appear…

Behind the Curtain: Ritchie Blackmore

Behind the Curtain: Ritchie Blackmore

For his latest Behind the Curtain, writer Steve Rosen recounts a memorable experience with guitar legend Ritchie Blackmore… In December 1974, I flew to St. Paul, Minnesota to meet Ritchie…

Space Ace in Orbit: Ace Frehley (The Interview)

Space Ace in Orbit: Ace Frehley (The Interview)

When you think about the greats in music, whether you’re name-checking Elvis Presley, The Beatles, The Who, Stevie Wonder or Bruce Springsteen, each of those seminal artists drew from a vast palette of influences and inspirations to help forge their own artistic vision. With his fiery work in KISS and as a…

A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas

A Chat with Michelle Phillips of the Mamas and the Papas

When fate brought John Phillips, Michelle Phillips, Denny Doherty and “Mama” Cass Elliot together for the very first time, it was a harmonic convergence for the ages. The Mamas &…

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Talks ‘Battle Cry’, Heavy Metal Longevity

Judas Priest’s Rob Halford Talks ‘Battle Cry’, Heavy Metal Longevity

Bred from the same downtrodden working class industrial town of Birmingham, England as fellow brethren Black Sabbath, Judas Priest transcended the suffocating oppressive forces of their hometown and infused it…

Q&A: Lita Ford Talks New LP ‘Time Capsule’, Career, Ozzy Osbourne, and More

Q&A: Lita Ford Talks New LP ‘Time Capsule’, Career, Ozzy Osbourne, and More

Lita Ford was one of the original Riot grrrls along with her fellow compatriots in the Runaways. Upon the band’s breakup, Ford forged on as a solo artist, upending macho perceptions about the authenticity of a female guitar hero. But Ford proved all the naysayers wrong emerging as a legitimatize musical force, gender be damned racking up…

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