Rant ‘N’ Roll: Street Noise

In the 1990s, I served simultaneously as editor at Metal Maniacs and at Modern Screen’s Country Music magazine. It made me musically schizophrenic and I oftentimes found myself referring to some sweet count...

Neil Young: A Treasure

Neil Young and The International Harvesters created quite a stir in ’84 and ’85 as they crisscrossed America playing country music… and nothing but. Young’s label at the time, Geffen, was preparing to sue t...

Rant N Roll: CD Pile

The Envelope (Away-Team Music) is a short compact burst of energy with snatches of melody by Miami band Message To Venus. Word has it they’re working on a debut full-length, called Victims & Villains. I...

Paul McCartney: McCartney I & II

What seemed inconsequential 41 years ago sounds positively charming today. When Beatle Paul released his first solo album in 1970, he was going through horribly hard times. A one-man show, with Paul playing...

Rant ‘N’ Roll: Baseball

I don’t know how I convinced the publisher of this paper to let me cover the Yankees and Mets in 1980 but I did. The Phillies won the World Series that year for the first time since their 1883 inception and...