Back Stories | The Life & Death of Jimi Hendrix

It's been 48 years since Jimi Hendrix died in London on Sept. 18, 1970. Here's a slightly edited version of a feature story I wrote back on the 40th...

Welcome to Tinnitist!

Hello there. Welcome to Tinnitist. My name is Darryl Sterdan. I'll be your server, chef, sommelier and pretty much everything else around these parts. If you followed me here from...

Back Stories | My Album Reviews from Sept. 11, 1998

Two decades ago, new albums from Marilyn Manson, Courtney Love and Hole, R.L. Burnside and others were spinning away in my portable CD player. Here's what I had to...

Back Stories | My 2001 Interview With Jello Biafra

Like every other teenage lunkhead who heard Fresh Fruit For Rotting Vegetables, I was a big Dead Kennedys fan back in the ’80s. I even saw them during their...

Musicians I Love to Interview – Or Not

When you write about music for as long as I have — more than 35 years and counting, off and on — you end up interviewing your fair share...

Bob Seger’s Greatest Misses

Artists seldom make the best judges of their work. Or their legacy. Take Bob Seger and his early releases. Based on interviews the Detroit rocker has given over the decades,...

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