From Growing Up Idolizing the Beatles to Becoming the Lemon Twigs: Q&A with Brian D’Addario

From Growing Up Idolizing the Beatles to Becoming the Lemon Twigs: Q&A with Brian D’Addario

Note: “A previous edit of this article referred to The Lemon Twigs’ as ‘The Twigs’ on two occasions, but has since been edited to avoid any confusion with The Twigs.”  Upon hearing The Lemon Twigs‘ spectacular debut album, Do Hollywood, the band — brothers and creative wunderkinds, Brian and Michael D’Addario, bassist Megan Zeankowski and keyboardist […]

We’re All Right: An Interview with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen

We’re All Right: An Interview with Cheap Trick’s Rick Nielsen

A sample question from the TV show Jeopardy would read… “Two heartthrobs, two weirdos and a pulverizing sound mining Beatles-esque melodic magic affixed to Who/Yardbirds/Kinks muscle. The answer… “What is Cheap Trick?” Since storming the scene in the late ‘70s, Cheap Trick have weathered Mount Olympus commercial highs, devastating commercial misfortune, band lineup changes and […]

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 […]

Outside Lands 2017 Announced: Metallica, the Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, More Top Fest’s Tenth Anniversary Lineup

Outside Lands 2017 Announced: Metallica, the Who, Gorillaz, Lorde, More Top Fest’s Tenth Anniversary Lineup

The official lineup and details regarding this year’s Outside Lands Music & Arts Festival, set as always at San Francisco’s Golden Gate Park, is out — a few days after three-day passes for the fest went onsale (and are still on sale, while supplies last). Headlining the three-day mega-fest scheduled for August 11-13 will be the following: […]

Heart Full of Soul: Talking Inspiration and Passion with Ann Wilson

Heart Full of Soul: Talking Inspiration and Passion with Ann Wilson

You can’t fake passion, and well…heart. You either have it or you don’t. Ann Wilson, lead singer of Heart, unquestionably has “it.” Blessed with a multi-octave range, Ann is one of rock’s most powerful and extraordinary vocalists. Over the past four decades, she’s harnessed pure emotive passion on record and on concert stages, forging an […]

On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

On the Road, ‘Alone’ with Chrissie Hynde and the Pretenders

“I adore her,” Chrissie Hynde says of fellow rock legend Stevie Nicks, on whose current tour Hynde’s band the Pretenders are filling the supporting slot. “Stevie’s shows are great, and she’s a darling. She’s got an incredible voice, and it’s a good audience.” While the Pretenders have been fitting in the odd headlining show while […]

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