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July 2011 Archives

Phil Collen, lead guitarist for Def Leppard, is readying the release on August 2nd of an album by Manraze – a trio he fronts along with ex-Sex Pistol Paul Cook and Simon Laffy. I had an early listen a few […]

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I spoke with Paul Stanley recently when he and Gene Simmons took part in an event that helped create some conversational unity across the planet. It was called “Kiss Live and Global” and the event was presented and hosted by […]

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This Sunday, July 31, seminal band Concrete Blonde will take the stage in the California high desert town of Joshua Tree for a one-of-a-kind live event that will be streamed online for ticket buying fans through Stageit.com. Live at Rancho […]

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I just learned that my friend, Dan Peek, one of the original three members of the band America died today at the age of 60. I’m stunned. He was a gentle, talented, funny and wonderfully gifted man. I’m at a […]

Can he really be 68? I’m a diehard, I admit – for the Rolling Stones – but mostly, for Mick Jagger. My life was changed when I saw them (and him) on 6/22/75 at Madison Square Garden – my first […]

Just in – “Singer Amy Winehouse has been found dead at her home in Camden, north London, at the age of 27, police have confirmed. Officers were called by the ambulance service to an address in NW1 just after 4pm […]

I recently interviewed legendary Kiss bassist/vocalist Gene Simmons about the new season of his hit reality show, “Gene Simmons Family Jewels.” We covered a lot of bases, but Simmons was particularly focused on talking about the troops – which no […]

We just got back from a road trip to the Sequoia National Forest. We stayed at the lovely Wuksachi Lodge, which features a fantastic restaurant, spacious rooms and makes you feel right t home in the woods – an amazing […]

I recently spoke with Lou Gramm, originally the lead vocalist of Foreigner and today a solo artist. The piece will appear shortly on spinner.com, but I thought I’d share one of the questions here. You may know that Lou, in […]

Recently, Candice Night, wife of the legendary guitarist Ritchie Blackmore, sat down for an interview with me. Her story is fascinating – she actually met Blackmore as a radio station employee at a charity soccer game – the next thing […]