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I had the pleasure of interviewing Jason Bonham last week – what a life has he has had.  

Sorry to have been so quiet lately – lots of books deadlines to hit – BUT – I have had the pleasure lately of chatting with some interesting musicians – in particular, John Cooper from the Christian Rock band, Skillet […]

Recently, I spoke with legendary drummer Mike Portnoy (Dream theater, Liquid Tension Experiment, Transatlantic and now Adrenaline Mob) about his 9/11 memories. Mike shared not just his thoughts on where he was, but a strange coincidence that took place that […]

If anyone had told me that in September of 2011 I would be lost and found and charmed and awed and stunned and heartbroken and thrilled and… by the new Glen Campbell album, well, I would probably not have been […]

Recently I learned about a terrific singer/songwriter named Aldo Leopardi. Some background: “Backslash Records has announced  the sophomore release of Denver-based modern rock guitarist/singer-songwriter Aldo Leopardi. The Villains & Heroes EP features five original songs by Aldo Leopardi and his […]

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. […]