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PHOTO BLOG: 2017 Hot Stove Cool Music Boston Concert

Earlier this year, Boston’s Paradise Rock Club hosted the annual Hot Stove Cool Music charity concert to benefit Foundation To Be Named Later founded by former Boston Red Sox executive and current Chicago Cubs president of operations Theo Epstein along…

Linda Ronstadt: It’s So Easy?

Linda Ronstadt and her solo career were ubiquitous in the mid-70s through the early 80s, a bit like Madonna and her career were in the early 80s through the early 90s. In fact, Ronstadt totally blazed a power and influence…

Tanya Donelly: Piloting Musical Journeys

Tanya Donelly is one of the sweetest and nicest people you’d ever meet. Plus, she makes some pretty beautiful music to boot. I first met Tanya on the street outside of The Paradise in Boston the summer of 1989. I…

Remembering Eric Carr July 12, 1950 – November 24, 1991

I often wonder if Eric Carr would still be a member of Kiss if he had lived. Would he have put up with the band turmoil and childish social media backstabbing? Could he tolerate Gene Simmons sanctimonious Neanderthal mentality or…

The Darts: European Tour and Photo Blog

All-girl rock supergroup, The Darts (US) made big waves (and splashes) on their debut European jaunt last month – shooting sonic arrows straight through hearts and ears, from London to Venice. Nicole Laurenne (The Love Me Nots, Motobunny, Zero Zero),…

Innocent Words Blog Series – Celebrates 15 Years: Oh, Spit

The Chicago band Local H had a pretty good following where I am from, because they’d often make the two-plus hour trek down from the Windy City to play the college campus. The band was on tour in 2002 supporting…

Debbie Harry: Birthday Girl Still Kickin Ass

Picture, if you will, a seven-year-old kid in a red, white and blue Speedo circa 1978 running around the local swimming pool having the time of his life. Over the giant-horn like speakers the local radio station blares all the…

PHOTO BLOG: King’s X 2017 Festival Tour

dUg Pinnick (bass, vocals); Ty Tabor (guitar, vocals); and Jerry Gaskill (drums, vocals) – better known as King’s X have been playing together for nearly 40 years and have a diehard underground following. One of rock’s most overlooked bands, King’s…