Who’s On First: Drummer Portrayed in Bio-Play ‘Keith Moon: The Real Me’ (Q&A with Mick Berry)

Who’s On First: Drummer Portrayed in Bio-Play ‘Keith Moon: The Real Me’ (Q&A with Mick Berry)

People try to put him down, but The Who’s legendary drummer Keith Moon, whose life of excess inspired the nickname “Moon the Loon,” is making a comeback of sorts. Actor/musician/playwright Mick Berry is depicting the perky percussionist in the must-see one-man show Keith Moon: The Real Me at the Hudson Theatre Mainstage in Hollywood and […]

Top 11 Hit Songs That Were Recorded Live

Top 11 Hit Songs That Were Recorded Live

“Mony Mony” by Billy Idol “Mony Mony” was a 1968 hit for Tommy James and received renewed attention when Billy Idol recorded a version that reached No. 7 on the Billboard dance chart in 1981. In his autobiography Dancing With Myself, Idol explains the song’s attraction. “That song has always had special significance to me. I […]

Outside Lands 2017: The Highs, Lows and In-Between from San Francisco Fest’s 10th Anniversary with the Who, Metallica and Gorillaz

Outside Lands 2017: The Highs, Lows and In-Between from San Francisco Fest’s 10th Anniversary with the Who, Metallica and Gorillaz

Review by Grace John and Nick Wachs San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park was once again flooded with hipsters, foodies, and music fans from metalheads, ravers, alt-rock addicts, hip hop habitués, and everyone in between for a festival equal in diversity.  This year marked the tenth anniversary of Outside Lands, a festival of art, music, and […]

Hear Rogue Wave Cover Pete Townshend’s ‘Let My Love Open the Door’; ’80s-Themed ‘Cover Me’ LP Due 2/17

Hear Rogue Wave Cover Pete Townshend’s ‘Let My Love Open the Door’; ’80s-Themed ‘Cover Me’ LP Due 2/17

Oakland’s Rogue Wave recently released a special 1980s-themed covers album titled Cover Me for Record Store Day Black Friday back in November. The set found the indie/rock band tackling some classic ’80s tunes made famous by the likes of the Romantics, Pete Townshend, the Cure, ZZ Top, Echo & the Bunnymen and more. On February 17, they’ll […]

Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos

Greetings from Bunezuela: A Chat with Longtime Cheap Trick Drummer Bun E. Carlos

In today’s fast-paced culture addicted to instant gratification, some things take time — months, years and sometimes decades. Case in point: Greetings from Bunezuela!, the debut solo album by legendary Cheap Trick drummer Bun E. Carlos. But before you think it’s a drummer’s fantasy come alive, learn this: the record is rather a snapshot of […]

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