Category: Interviews

Nancy Wilson: Reinvigorated With Roadcase Royale

At 63-years-old, guitarist and co-founding member of the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame band Heart, Nancy Wilson could easily sit back and coast the rest of her life, but as an artist, that’s not in her DNA. While Heart…

Buffalo Tom: 25 Years Later – ‘Let Me Come Over’

It’s been 25 years since Boston-based band Buffalo Tom released their third album, ‘Let Me Come Over,’ and it is as strong today as it was back in 1992. In celebration of the anniversary, Beggars Arkive, a division of Beggars…

Sallie Ford: Healing the Sick Soul

Since the release of her latest album ‘Soul Sick’ earlier this year, Sallie Ford has been on the road touring in support of the album. The Portland-based singer/songwriter started out in the Pacific Northwest, hit Canada, then came back down…

Bayside: Opening Up On ‘Vacancy’

It’s been almost two decades since Anthony Raneri first started the pop punk band Bayside. Over that time, the group has had a few line-up changes, toured the world several times over and watched the music business jump from genre…

15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 2: The Evolution

After everything was squared away with the new and improved Innocent Words, I also took on the task of delivery boy, because the one bugaboo with having the newspaper printers print Innocent Words was they wouldn’t deliver it. Well, they…

15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 3: The Label

What was I thinking? That’s my first thought when I look back on the fact that we expanded Innocent Words to have a record label. I wanted to commemorate the one-year anniversary of Innocent Words because, well, I was pretty…

15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 6: Pearl Jam

One of the biggest highlights, for both Innocent Words, and myself came early in the magazine, April 23, 2003, to be exact. Pearl Jam was on their North American tour in support of their latest album ‘Riot Act.’ The band…

15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 7: King’s X

“You CANNOT make friends with the rock stars. That’s what’s important. If you’re a rock journalist — first, you will never get paid much, but you will get free records from the record company. They’ll buy you drinks, you’ll meet…

15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 8: Soul Asylum

All photos by Chloe Rose Gerard http://chloerosegerard.com/ Without going into too much personal detail, I haven’t been able to get out and about to concerts like I used to due to health issues. But when I saw that one of…

15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 9: Survival

Back in 2002 when I started Innocent Words Magazine, it happened so fast. For once in my life I didn’t overthink things, and I just went out and did it. Frankly, I didn’t know what I was doing, but I…

15 Years of Innocent Words History – Part 10: The Future

Looking back on 15 years, 118 issues, nearly 1,000 interviews and countless reviews, it’s hard for me to fathom what we have accomplished. If you are following these blogs about the Innocent Words 15 year anniversary, you will have noticed…