Scorned by the critics but worshipped by the masses, Grand Funk Railroad never second-guessed its own heavy-handed brand of blues rock. And soon, the Flint, Michigan-bred band became staples of the 1970s FM underground, as their primal, prototypical heavy metal showed itself to be a perfect fit for ... More >>
The last time I was part of SantaCon, it was a complete accident. On the way home from a two-week safari in Kenya, I had an overnight layover in New York City. When the taxi dropped me off in Greenwich Village, I noticed something amiss. Instead of the usual streets teeming with people wearing bla ... More >>
Man, you ever get the feelin' that today's music ain't got the same soul? Well, as Motor City rambler, Rock and Roll Hall of Famer, and facial hair aficionado Bob Seger once sang: "Call me a relic, call me what you will/Say I'm old fashioned, say I'm over the hill ... I reminisce about the days ... More >>
Crack reporter Dan Rather rockin' out like a freakin' hurricane.One of the biggest drags about living in South Florida is the fact that we don't experience a change of season. Save one ... The dreaded hurricane season. It's bad enough we can't look forward to the leaves changing colors. Or bein ... More >>
Flogging Molly's Matthew Hensley.While often likened to other Stateside outfits, like Dropkick Murphys and Black 47, best known for blending an upstart attitude with Celtic tradition, Flogging Molly alone can claim a specific geographical bond with the old country. The band's founder and frontm ... More >>
Photo by Sayre BermanTickets to Kenny Aronoff's gun showAmong drummers, Kenny Aronoff is a name synonymous with talent, power, reliability and innovation. During the '80s and '90s, Aronoff toured with John Cougar Mellencamp, Bob Seger, Smashing Pumpkins, Melissa Etheridge and John Fogerty, and ha ... More >>
You may not be familiar with Little Feat, but you sure as hell should. They've been around for 40 years, during which time they've worked and shared the stage with some of music's true legends, artists running the gamut from Jimmy Buffet to Bela Fleck, Dave Matthews to Vince Gill, Brooks and Dunn an ... More >>
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A decade after Newsweek named him tops, Bill Teck is back.
Drag queens, hard rock, and the death of the nuclear family
The Magnolia Electric Co. (Secretly Canadian)
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Nominated for a Best Producer Latin Grammy for his work with Carlos Vives, Gian Marco, Rabanes, and Carlos Baute, Sebastian Krys tells his own tale about Estefan Enterprises and Crescent Moon Studios
Retro rock won't f-f-f-fade away
VH1 vice president's novel about the music business mourns an era just since passed
For Love of the Game
Mack Emerman founded Criteria Recording Studios, made a fortune, lost it all, then lost his mind. Now he's back from the dead and ready to work.
Fist-pumping, crowd-rousing, and annoying as hell, the rock soundtrack to sporting events is becoming a genre of its own
Leas Campbell, the man who ruled Miami's rock scene throughout the Seventies, is bringing it all back home in the Nineties
Rejecting young talent in favor of dinosaurs with proven track records, classic rock radio rakes in the ratings and the cash A along with a severe case of geezer burn
Do the weather, Criteria Studios, and a few big names mean stardom for South Florida?
For those who can't tell the difference between Wilson Phillips and Wilson Pickett, it's time to go to school with Professor Clay
With a new line-up and an old gig, Iko-Iko keeps rolling along