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 […]

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 Blackmore for the first time. Creem Magazine wanted me to go out to the Twin Cities to interview Deep Purple’s brooding cat in the black hat. […]

Top 11 Bald Rockers

Top 11 Bald Rockers

“Fortunately, it doesn’t seem to have made a lot of difference to my audience that I’m as bald as a billiard ball!” – James Taylor It’s inevitable that many rockers who have carved out decades-long careers will go bald. So what? That wavy hair may have waved goodbye but the music is just as vibrant. […]

Not Living in the Past

Not Living in the Past

I was going to review the new Ian Anderson album.  Not exactly review; more of a think piece.  I was a big fan of Jethro Tull‘s, particularly in the early days.  My brother and I saw them at Devonshire Downs, which was a San Fernando Valley version of Woodstock in ’69.  In three days and […]

Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull’s “Ordinary” Rock & Roll Legend

Ian Anderson: Jethro Tull’s “Ordinary” Rock & Roll Legend

Jethro Tull front man Ian Anderson is quick to let the numbers do the talking.  His band is going on 43 years, more than most marriages last. The landmark album, Aqualung, the prime distillation of the band’s rock/jazz/folk/baroque musical approach as well as a classic rock staple, is 40 years old this year. Anderson on stage […]