The Eagles, Glenn Frey & the Days of Youth: A Reflection

The Eagles, Glenn Frey & the Days of Youth: A Reflection

This piece originally appeared in 2016, shortly after the passing of Eagles legend Glenn Frey. Today, Frey would have turned 70 years old, so as a tribute we’ve re-run the piece.  My favorite band in the early 1970’s was the Raspberries. After their last album in 1974 and eventual breakup, I felt a musical void. […]

‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More

‘Lonely Boy’ Steve Jones on His New Book, Life with the Sex Pistols, Bob Dylan and More

Steve Jones was one of those kids whose high school yearbook entry would have read “Most likely not to succeed.” His life path was an all-too-certain roller coaster ride to the gutter until rock and roll blew its anarchic spirit into his lungs. The true epitome of an accidental pioneer, Jones’ pile-driving, powerful guitar work powered the engine […]

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 […]