Top 11 Songs Performed By Women

Top 11 Songs Performed By Women

“Men make angry music and it’s called rock and roll; Women include anger in their vocabulary and suddenly they’re angry and militant.” – Ani DiFranco Note: Obviously, selecting 11 songs performed by female songwriters/singers leaves out countless similarly deserving titles — so feel free to leave a comment below with any we omitted that you’d […]

Jet’s Chris Cester on ‘Get Born’ and ‘Shine On’ Reissues and Reuniting to Open for Bruce Springsteen

Jet’s Chris Cester on ‘Get Born’ and ‘Shine On’ Reissues and Reuniting to Open for Bruce Springsteen

In 2003, the songs “Are You Gonna Be My Girl” and “Rollover DJ” were everywhere. Consisting of lead guitarist Cameron Muncey, bassist Mark Wilson, and brothers Nic and Chris Cester on vocals/rhythm guitar and drums, respectively, Jet were a breath of fresh air. After a few, interminable years of droning, shoegazing rock from the likes […]

An Oral History of the Raspberries’ 2004 Reunion and New ‘Pop Art Live’ Album

An Oral History of the Raspberries’ 2004 Reunion and New ‘Pop Art Live’ Album

A monster hit in 1972, “Go All The Way” put Raspberries on the musical map. Through the years, the band has boasted some serious heavyweight fans numbering the likes of John Lennon, Tom Petty, Paul Stanley, Rick Springfield, Axl Rose and Jon Bon Jovi. Bruce Springsteen, in particular, has been a fervent champion of the […]

Top 11 Songs About Rock N’ Roll

Top 11 Songs About Rock N’ Roll

Rock and Roll: Music for the neck downwards. – Keith Richards Below,  enjoy Frank Mastropolo’s new Top 11 Rock N’ Roll Songs, but note: The absence of Bob Seger’s “Old Time Rock and Roll” is not an egregious omission, but a conscious choice. You see, that song appeared on our Top 11 Geezer Songs list […]

Best New Music: Stream Butch Walker’s Earnest, Versatile New Album ‘Stay Gold’

Best New Music: Stream Butch Walker’s Earnest, Versatile New Album ‘Stay Gold’

Singer/songwriter/producer Butch Walker has had a very successful career, and it continued on Friday with his new solo album, Stay Gold. An engaging, heart-on-sleeve collection of songs bursting with catchy lyrics, hooks and with Walker’s knack for solid songwriting on full display, it’s a great follow-up to 2015’s Afraid of Ghosts. Welp. The day has […]

Pre-Orders Up for Bruce Springsteen’s Autobiography, ‘Born to Run’, Slated for Release 9/27

Pre-Orders Up for Bruce Springsteen’s Autobiography, ‘Born to Run’, Slated for Release 9/27

For decades, Bruce Springsteen has entertained fans around the world with his authentic, heart-on-sleeve music, and on September 27 he’ll tell his story in his own words. That’s the day Simon & Schuster will release Born to Run, the Boss’ official autobiography that he’s apparently been working on ‘in private’ since 2009, after he and the […]

Top 11 Geezer Songs

Top 11 Geezer Songs

    “Sex at age 90 is like trying to shoot pool with a rope.” – George Burns Let’s get right to our list of Top 11 Geezer Songs. There’s no telling how much time you’ve got left. Old Time Rock and Roll by Bob Seger The lyric “I reminisce about the days of old […]

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 solo artist, legendary guitarist Ace Frehley sandblasted the rock world with his aggressive melodic style of six-string work. On his new CD, Origins Vol. 1, he proudly wears his influences on his sleeve paying tribute to the artists that rocked his world with powerful interpretations of classic songs culled from the […]

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