An Interview with Rich Robinson: Solo Strong

Rich Robinson’s third solo album, The Ceaseless Sight (The End Records, June 2014), marks the latest in his sure-footed shift from guitarist, songwriter, and Black Crowes co-founder to a frontman of notable talent and maturity. Immediately evident on the album’s opener “I Know You,” The Ceaseless Sight is a culmination …

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Interview with Gary Numan: Moving Target

Touring in support of Splinter (Songs From A Broken Mind) (Machine Music USA, 2013), Gary Numan’s latest has met with glowing acclaim and grateful fans. Speaking with me on the tour’s second night, the always-innovative Numan told me about Splinter’s welcome, nostalgia for vintage gadgetry, and depression. For more …

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An Interview with David Garrett: String Theory

Internationally recognized and revered, master violinist David Garrett returns to the U.S. in March, much to the delight of classical and contemporary fans alike. Crossover darling of the classical world, Garrett’s albums have delighted and blurred the spaces between Vivaldi and Led Zeppelin, Mozart and Nirvana. With a list of …

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An Interview with Julian Lennon: As He Is

Photographer and philanthropist Julian Lennon’s past couple of years have kept his schedule booked and the master melodist in his element whether in the studio, in front of or behind a camera, or supporting his charity’s efforts. As demonstrated on his latest album, Everything Changes, and in his documentary, …

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Styx @ The Borgata

ATLANTIC CITY, NJ—I say this respectfully and for all the right reasons: Seeing Styx at The Borgata was like seeing a promising young band at a high school talent show, but without that sinking this-might-be-hard-to-watch feeling in my gut. Not to equate the prog-lite hitmakers with teens still ambitious enough …

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An Interview with Brian Wilson: Still Golden

One of the few living legends still producing fresh, worthwhile, and important music, former Beach Boy Brian Wilson spent this past summer working on a new studio album in close collaboration with fellow Beach Boy Al Jardine and untouchable guitarist Jeff Beck. Perhaps a curious partnership at first, Wilson and …

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Heart @ Bethel Woods Center For The Arts

BETHEL, NY—Considering my close proximity to Bethel, NY and my love for music, it’s puzzling that I haven’t driven there before now. Maybe it’s because, when it comes to concerts, I’d rather watch one in a smoky bar rather than on an open farm field at the sticky, humid peak …

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An Interview with Jon Davison from Yes: Out Of Order

Playing not one but three classic albums in their entirety, Yes guitarist Steve Howe, bassist Chris Squire, drummer Alan White, keyboardist Geoff Downes, and singer Jon Davison have been delighting fans on a nostalgic musical journey spanning albums released between 1971 and 1977. Hailed as icons of progressive rock, the …

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Interview with Barenaked Ladies: Bright Lights, Bare Ladies

Masters of melodic, catchy ditties, Barenaked Ladies are busy celebrating their Last Summer On Earth 2013 tour with fans and apocalypse worrywarts alike (again). Touring in support of this year’s release, Grinning Streak (Vanguard), the Ladies share the summer stage with friends in Guster and Ben Folds, as well as …

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An Interview with Ann Wilson from Heart: You Know You Love It

Arguably the hardest working Wilson sisters in music today, Heart’s Ann and Nancy are following a gangbusters 2012 with a 2013 every bit as remarkable. Touring with Jason Bonham’s Led Zeppelin Experience, Heart are taking their classic sound and energy nationwide between June and November. In a collaboration that revisits …

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