The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey: The Beat Goes On (Interview)

The Go-Go’s Charlotte Caffey: The Beat Goes On (Interview)

In 1978, against the backdrop of disco, soft practitioners like Debby Boone and the Captain & Tennille and the growing success of arena rock bands like Styx, REO Speedwagon, Boston and Foreigner, a rough and tumble all female bunch of misfits arrived on the music scene. Imbued with the bratty spirit of punk, the band […]

Super Duper Alice Cooper (The Interview)

Super Duper Alice Cooper (The Interview)

When they first landed on the music scene and began to make headway attracting legions of disenfranchised teenagers around the world, Alice Cooper was the ultimate villain, misfit and nefarious miscreant. In no time, he was anointed public enemy number one for frightened parents and authority figures everywhere. Bolstered by such seminal albums as Love […]

Don Felder – Flying Solo (Interview)

Don Felder – Flying Solo (Interview)

It’s entirely appropriate that former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder is taking part in The Soundtrack of Summer tour in support of his new solo CD, Road to Forever, along with seasoned compatriots Styx and Foreigner being that he penned the music for one of the signature summer classics, Hotel California. An extraordinarily gifted guitar […]

Learning How to Smile with Everclear’s Art Alexakis (Interview)

Learning How to Smile with Everclear’s Art Alexakis (Interview)

Singer/songwriter Art Alexakis has fronted the alternative/rock band Everclear for more than twenty years, achieving huge mainstream success with singles such as Father of Mine, Wonderful, Santa Monica, Rock Star, and I Will Buy You a New Life. Despite the band’s success, it hasn’t always been an easy path for Alexakis – feuds with record […]

Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

Brian May and Kerry Ellis – The Interview

It’s a long way from imitation to innovation. Let’s face it, as a guitar player it’s much easier to copy someone’s licks or solos; that’s all about possessing the proper technique. But the real trick is developing your own voice on the instrument that sets you apart from the wannabes and copycats. Queen guitarist Brian […]

Still Feelin’ Alright: A Chat with Dave Mason

Still Feelin’ Alright: A Chat with Dave Mason

Scoring not once but twice in this crapshoot known as the music business, Dave Mason‘s seminal work as a founding member of Traffic and as a solo artist with signature hits Feelin’ Alright, Only You Know and I Know, and We Just Disagree solidifying his status as a thriving rock and roll survivor. A gifted songwriter, Mason’s […]

Blue Öyster Cult’s Buck Dharma (Interview)

Blue Öyster Cult’s Buck Dharma (Interview)

If you only know the Blue Öyster Cult hits, (Don’t Fear) the Reaper and Burnin’ for You, then you’re missing a huge piece of the B.O.C. musical puzzle. From their inception, B.O.C. defiantly stood apart from their ‘70s hard rock comrades, infusing their finely crafted metallic wall of sound with thought provoking and intelligent lyrics […]

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