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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…

Mike Campbell: Guitar Hero

I first picked up the guitar when I was in sixth grade, maybe 12 years old, with the hopes of being the next great guitar god. After seeing George Lynch of Dokken and his tiger-striped guitar in the “Breaking the…

Lucinda Williams: Happy Woman Blues

To be honest, I can’t say when I discovered Lucinda Williams. I know it was within the last decade, which is considered late to the game since this amazingly talented singer/songwriter has been crafting her passionate and rebellious blend of…

Belly’s ‘Star’ Shines Bright After 24 Years

After Throwing Muses’ critically acclaimed 1991 album, ‘The Real Ramona,’ co-founder Tanya Donelly left the band to form Belly (Donelly reportedly named the band “Belly” because she thought the word was “both pretty and ugly”). With Donelly on lead vocals…