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August 2011 Archives

I interviewed Jack Osbourne last week about the new documentary he co-produced about his dad, Ozzy. Jack was very thoughtful in our discussion and seemed like he approached this project with blunt honesty – this is by no means a […]

How crushingly sad to hear the news that Nick Ashford of Ashford and Simpson passed away from cancer at age 69. I was lucky enough to have seen them in their prime back in the early 80s and their shows […]

I spoke with former Talking Head David Byrne recently. In addition to talking about his new DVD, he explained how his performance style has changed since those wonderfully quirky days back at CBGB in the mid 1970s… “In the early […]

UPDATE – Here is the full article. I interviewed Tom Delonge from Blink 182 yesterday in a piece that will be running on Noisecreep next week. He was diagnosed with skin cancer last year, it was treated and he’s fine […]

Our son leaves for college today and we are, as many feel in this moment, all over the map. Proud as can be – but aching in the notion that the house will be quieter without all the wonderful noise. […]

The Van’s Warped Tour just wrapped up it’s 17th tumultuous season. The rock and roll caravan-summer camp-musical lifestyle state fair featured more than 70 bands this year, and a driving force behind founder Kevin Lyman’s vision is the spirit of […]

…in short, it’s surviving a serious major surgery and regaining the ability to sing and tour. For almost 40 years, his voice has been an almost constant presence. In stadiums, concert halls and on the radio, Lou Gramm’s signature set […]