Category: Blog

Corin Tucker: Words & Guitar

Photos by Kathy Dickson 2008: It’s a warm spring day in central Illinois, the kind of day where I have my coffee on the back steps and look out on the yard and think, today is the day I’m going…

November 8, 1971 – ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ Is Released

It’s hard to argue that ‘Led Zeppelin IV’ isn’t the iconic bands best-selling album when it has sold an estimated 37 million copies and sits 10th on the all time best-selling albums chart, nestled right in between Shania Twain’s ‘Come…

PHOTO BLOG: Berwanger – Exorcism Rock Tour

On November 4, the Kansas City-based rock band Berwanger released their phenomenal new album ‘Exorcism Rock’ via Doghouse Records and set out on a Northeast US on the same day. Led by Josh Berwanger from the Anniversary along with members…

Prince: ‘1999’ Released 34 Years Ago Today

I still have trouble grasping that Prince is actually gone from this world. But, as my friend and fellow Prince lover Shawn Smith told me, “Prince will never truly be gone because he’s everywhere.” Since his death on April 21…

Tom Petty’s Southern Accents and Buried Treasures

Photo courtesy of TomPetty.com When Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers released their self-titled debut album I was five years old. It took another six years and four albums before Petty and company became a fixture on my music radar. Oh,…

Wanda Jackson: All Hail the Queen

\At 78 years old, Wanda Jackson has more passion and energy than a lot of the younger artists out there today. I’ve always said music keeps you young and the Queen of Rockabilly is a testament to that. Born on…

Pearl Jam’s ‘Vs.’ Turns 23

It was October 19, 1993 when ‘Vs.’ was released. I had a newborn, a 2-year-old and a full time job. My only music goal was to save any extra cash on duplicating my vinyl favorites on CD’s. I had no…