Guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan to Play 12 (!) Different Nashville Venues on Release Day of New LP ‘Silver Tears’; Livestream the Fun

Guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan to Play 12 (!) Different Nashville Venues on Release Day of New LP ‘Silver Tears’; Livestream the Fun

  On Friday, October 28, songwriter/guitarist Aaron Lee Tasjan will release a new album titled Silver Tears. Seems normal enough, right? Just releasing an album? Well, Tasjan — who cites the New York Dolls and Semi Precious Weapons on his résumé of eclectic musical accomplishments over the years — is doing something on release day that’s worth […]

Still Twisted: An Interview with Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister

Still Twisted: An Interview with Jay Jay French of Twisted Sister

When Twisted Sister first assaulted the radio airwaves and MTV with their fist-pumping anthem, We’re Not Gonna Take It, for the music world at large it seemed as if the group’s seemingly meteoric rise happened overnight. But as a new documentary film put together by Music Box Films called We Are Twisted F***ing Sister demonstrates, this over-sized […]

In Appreciation of The Raspberries

In Appreciation of The Raspberries

Why the Raspberries will ALWAYS matter to me, and why they SHOULD matter to you The focus of the new HBO series Vinyl has been the music industry of the early 1970s – specifically the happenings around one fictitious record company, American Century (likely an amalgam of a few companies that existed at the time). The stories behind […]

North American David Bowie Landmarks (Photo Essay)

North American David Bowie Landmarks (Photo Essay)

In the Footsteps of the Diamond Dog As the popular exhibit entitled “David Bowie Is” continues to captivate fans around the world, this month we thought we would take a look at 10 notable landmarks that David Bowie touched in America. Starting with his very first concert here and covering some video sites, recording studios […]

Classic NYC Album Cover Locations (Photo Essay)

Classic NYC Album Cover Locations (Photo Essay)

Walking around Greenwich Village, midtown and other Manhattan neighborhoods, don’t be surprised if some landmarks jump out at you. You knew them back when, when liner notes and gatefold covers changed your life…  Gem Spa, Southeast corner of St. Marks Place and Second Avenue  The New York Dolls posed here for the back of their […]

Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)

Joe Perry Rocks (The Interview)

Rocks: My Life in and Out of Aerosmith, the name of Aerosmith guitarist Joe Perry’s new book  is a play on the band’s classic ‘70s album which spawned such classic tracks as Back in the Saddle, Last Child and Combination. But it also serves to express how the musical community views this seasoned rock and roll […]

Rock Meccas of NYC: What Are They Now?

In the 1960s, New York City was the center of the recording industry and home to a wealth of small clubs and theaters that hosted the cream of rock music. Fans could catch bands on their way up at smaller venues with moderate ticket prices. But 1969’s Woodstock festival changed the industry and superstars began […]