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 Partying Songs

Top 11 Partying Songs

“I believe when life gives you lemons, you should make lemonade – and try to find someone whose life has given them vodka, and have a party” – Ron White “Everybody Have Fun Tonight” by Wang Chung Singer-guitarist Jack Hues of Wang Chung told K-Earth that the new wave band’s name derives from the Chinese […]

Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS’ Legacy and Paul McCartney’s Influence

Gene Simmons Q&A: Career Endurance, KISS’ Legacy and Paul McCartney’s Influence

Outspoken and brash, arrogant and opinionated, profane and vulgar, supremely narcissistic and sexist, are among the colorful descriptions both the public and media foist at KISS’ founding member Gene Simmons. Acutely aware of how he is perceived, Simmons even named his last solo album Asshole. When meeting with the “God of Thunder,” one will notice […]

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 between now and then, it’s John Waite, with his sometimes guitarist, Kerri Kelli. Kerri took Joel’s place in Night Ranger. Winger was there. Hey! It’s […]

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 […]

Stream Ace Frehley + Paul Stanley’s Cover of Free’s ‘Fire and Water’

Stream Ace Frehley + Paul Stanley’s Cover of Free’s ‘Fire and Water’

Tomorrow, Ace Frehley will release his new covers album Origins Vol. 1. On Thursday, Rolling Stone premiered one of the record’s more intriguing collaborations, Frehley and former KISS band mate Paul Stanley‘s take on Free‘s Fire and Water. Listen below: Other guests featured on the record include Slash (who covered Thin Lizzy with Frehley), Lita […]

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 […]