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Innocent Words 15 Favorite Album Covers Of All Time

In honor of Innocent Words Magazine’s 15th Anniversary, I will be blogging a new favorites list once a month for the rest of the year. This month I present to you, our faithful blog readers, my 15 Years of Innocent…

The Many Sides of Jeff Ament

Quiet. Unassuming. Artistic. But when Jeff Ament slings his bass over his shoulder he becomes a master at work, making the four-string instrument roar. Since their inception, Ament has been laying down some of the most solid grooves in Pearl…

David Gilmour: Touching the Sun

David Gilmour kicked off the North American leg of his Rattle That Lock tour a year ago, this month, the first outing for the Pink Floyd guitarist since his On An Island tour in 2006. Of the 11 U.S. dates…

Duran Duran’s Andy Taylor: No Relation

My earliest memory of Duran Duran was watching the music video for The Reflex on television on a Saturday evening when I was seven. And so began my love affair with Duran Duran. My sister had a copy of their…

Peter Gabriel: A Boombox God

I started listening to Peter Gabriel when ‘So’ was released in 1986. The first song I heard off the album that I liked was “In Your Eyes.” I heard the song on the radio. I was in the thrall of…

Peter Hook: Life Beyond Joy Division and New Order

Arguably best known as the bassist of Joy Division and New Order, Peter Hook (aka ‘Hooky’) has had a long and colorful career, not only as an accomplished bass player, but also as a vocalist, DJ, club owner, record producer…

Pearl Jam Milestones With ‘Yield’

This week marks 19 years since the release of Pearl Jam’s fourth album, ‘Yield.’ Surely I am not the only one who journeyed through my teenage years with a soundscape frequented by Pearl Jam, and followed the ebbs and flows…