Category: Blog

An Open Letter to Paul Stanley, On His Birthday

Paul, happy birthday, my friend. Another year has passed and you’re still rockin’ as hard as ever. Good for you, pal. Good for you. It’s well known in my circles that you’ve been a huge influence since ‘Alive II’ was…

A Dozen Jimmy Page Non Led Zeppelin Guitar Songs

Prior to Led Zeppelin, guitar legend Jimmy Page was a successful sessions man in the 1960s. With his innovative rhythms and blazing fast solos, Page was the go to man for many British artists needing that little something extra for…

Musicians We Lost In 2016

This past year will be remembered as the year we lost some of the greatest performers of the past 50 years. First it was David Bowie who passed away and from then on it felt as if the floodgates of…

Patti Smith: Paths That Cross

“Because the Night” transfixed me in 1978. I was in 5th grade and very attracted to it, but once the song had cycled through its radio life, that was it. As I moved through high school and college, I did…

PHOTO BLOG: Soul Asylum 25-Date Advent Calendar

Today is December 1, which means day 1 of the Soul Asylum advent calendar! For each of the next 25 days Soul Asylum will be sharing some of their favorite memories from 2016, as well as from years past. DAY…

Phil Collen: More than Meets the Eye

Photos curtesy of Helen L. Collen When Troy asked me to write about Phil Collen of Def Leppard for Collen’s birthday today, I warned: “It’s going to be fan-girly.” But first: it truly was about the music. No really! It…