Back Stories | My 1999 Interview With Paul Westerberg

What can I say about Replacements singer-guitarist Paul Westerberg that hasn't already been said far more eloquently by far more talented writers than me? Well, I can say this:...

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...

Back Stories | My 1998 Interview With Royal Trux’s Jennifer Herrema

With notorious rockers Royal Trux poised to release White Stuff, their first studio album of new material in nearly two decades, this seems like a good time to resurrect...

Rewinding 2019 (So Far) | The Top Videos

I have said it before. I am saying it again: If there's one thing I've learned from running this site, it's that people love music videos. And here's the...

Back Stories | The Life & Death of Jimi Hendrix

Tweek marks the 50th anniversary of the death of Jimi Hendrix in London on Sept. 18, 1970. Here's a slightly edited version of a feature story I wrote back...

Back Stories | My Unedited 2016 Interview With The Cult’s Ian Astbury

I have interviewed Ian Astbury of The Cult twice (so far) — most recently in 2016 to promote the band's latest album Hidden City, and back in 2011, when...

Back Stories | My 2011 Interview With Ry Cooder

One of my favourite guitarists, the inimitable Ry Cooder, will celebrate his 72nd birthday on Friday, March 15. I was lucky enough to interview him about eight years ago...

Back Stories | The Evolution of the Concert Ticket Rip-Off

Ticket scalping is back in the news this week, thanks to the Toronto Star's excellent report on Ticketmaster's latest round of skullduggery and scumbaggery. That reminded me of a...

Back Stories | My 2009 Interview With Les Claypool

With Les Claypool and Sean Lennon releasing their second Claypool Lennon Delirium album South of Reality this week (look for my review sometime over the weekend), it seemed like...

2018 in Review | Tinnitist’s Top Videos

When musicians ask me what they should do to get more people to check out their work, I always say the same thing: Make a video. Because if there's...

Sam Quartin of The Bobby Lees | The Tinnitist Interview

We've all been uncomfortable in our own skin. But probably not as uncomfortable as Sam Quartin of The Bobby Lees. "When I was younger, I had really bad mental issues...

Back Stories | Remembering Jim Morrison On The Anniversary of His Death

I wrote this feature about Doors singer Jim Morrison on the 40th anniversary of his 1971 death. I was fortunate enough to talk to two of his surviving bandmates,...

Back Stories | My Hilarious 2009 Interview With Steel Panther’s Michael Starr

Since the one and only Steel Panther just announced their fifth studio album Heavy Metal Rules is coming this fall, it seemed as good a time as any to...

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...

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...

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