Rewinding The Good Old Days | The Top Stories of January 2019

Life moves fast these days. So fast that sometimes I can barely remember what happened yesterday, let alone a few weeks ago. With that in mind, here's a look...

Back Stories (Birthday Edition) | My 2012 Interview With John Lydon

I have had the distinct pleasure and privilege of interviewing John Lydon — a.k.a. Johnny Rotten — a few times over the years. And it truly was a pleasure....

Back Stories | Neil Young’s MusiCares Tribute, Jan. 29, 2010

On this day in 2010, I was in Los Angeles to attend and cover the Grammy Awards, along with all the other sideshows that take place during the week....

DIY Discovery | Daniel James’ Brass Camel

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there’s nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

DIY Discovery | y(A)pex

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there’s nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

Next Week in Music | Jan. 28-Feb. 3, 2019

Here are the major album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and other events coming up in the next seven days. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t...

Back Stories (Birthday Edition) | My Unedited 2016 Interview With Robin Zander

Happy birthday to Cheap Trick frontman Robin Zander, who turns 66 years old today. A few years ago, I interviewed him just before he and his bandmates were inducted...

Next Week in Music | Jan. 21-27, 2019

Here are the major album releases, TV appearances, anniversaries and other events coming up in the next seven days. Mark your calendars and pre-order your favourites — but don’t...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews from Jan. 8, 1999

Two decades ago, new albums from Black Crowes, Opeth, Refused, Flat Duo Jets and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here’s what I had to say...

Moe Berg of The Pursuit of Happiness | The Tinnitist Interview

There's an old saying: Success is getting what you want. Happiness is wanting what you get. Moe Berg can appreciate both sides of that coin. Thirty years ago, the lanky...

Back Stories | My Exclusive 2011 Interview With Jeff Bridges

Watching Jeff Bridges accept his Cecil B. DeMille Award at the Golden Globes on Sunday reminded me of the time I interviewed him back in 2011. At the time,...

DIY Discovery | The Hector Collectors

Most of the music I hear is sent to me by labels and publicists. But there's nothing like getting it straight from the source. Welcome to the latest instalment...

Playback Time | Rewinding Tim Curry’s Post-Rocky Road

For many people — maybe most people — Tim Curry's singing career begins and ends with The Rocky Horror Picture Show. That's understandable. Rocky Horror was, after all, more...

19 Albums I Definitely Want to Hear in 2019 (& 500 More That I...

If one of your resolutions is to listen to more music in 2019, you're in luck: There's no shortage of stuff coming down the pipe. After sifting through umpteen...

19 Predictions for Music in 2019

Those who don't remember the past are supposedly doomed to repeat it. That may be true most of the time. But not when it comes to music. Then it...

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