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Shirley Manson: Never Used A Knife She Didn’t Like

One of the things that I dearly love about music is its power. No, I am not talking about the guitars turned up to ten with a Superfuzz/Big Muff Distortion Pedal crackling in your ears, although that is pretty cool….

Remembering River Phoenix: The Musician

I knew River Phoenix did his own guitar playing and singing in the movie “The Thing Called Love” before I knew River Phoenix and his sister, Rain, had a band: Aleka’s Attic. I feel kind of dumb about that. But…

Remembering Keith Moon August 23, 1946 – September 7, 1978

Who’s the greatest drummer in rock & roll history? Rolling Stone says Neil Peart, but that’s obviously not right because, well, he’s in Rush. You could name a lot of impressive drummers from otherwise annoying bands, like Travis Barker from…

Maria McKee: O’ Maria

MTV came to my high school burg at a pretty crucial time. The Cure and Kate Bush were sharp tastes accenting a bland, if steady, diet of videos by Duran Duran, U2, Madonna, and other denizens of the network. What…