Important Concert Sites

Important Concert Sites

There are concerts and then there are concerts. Sometimes, a rock ‘n roll event brushes up against a small theater or big racetrack and things are never quite the same. Here are 10 sites scattered across United States that hosted some of the most memorable moments in music history. Watkins Glen Racetrack Route 16 and […]

Rock and Roll on the High Seas

Rock and Roll on the High Seas

Even if you haven’t taken a cruise personally, you probably know someone who does so regularly, because it has become so much more popular in recent years. But I took my first cruise as a shipboard stage manager over 30 years ago, when only about 1% of Americans had ever tried one. On my first […]

Super Duper Alice Cooper (The Interview)

Super Duper Alice Cooper (The Interview)

When they first landed on the music scene and began to make headway attracting legions of disenfranchised teenagers around the world, Alice Cooper was the ultimate villain, misfit and nefarious miscreant. In no time, he was anointed public enemy number one for frightened parents and authority figures everywhere. Bolstered by such seminal albums as Love […]

Rosemary Butler – The Girl Who Fell in Love with the World

Rosemary Butler – The Girl Who Fell in Love with the World

Walking into Starbucks to meet Rosemary Butler, I am astounded by the people sitting around her, casually sipping lattes while fixated on their cellphones. Don’t they know they are in the presence of rock royalty? Forgive me if I’m starstruck, but this is Rosie, the queen of all background singers. Rosie: the voice on Jackson […]

Top 11 Insanity Songs

Top 11 Insanity Songs

Some of the biggest names in rock, including Brian Wilson and Ray Davies, have battled mental illness but it’s not a topic that easily lends itself to song. Some rockers have produced brutally honest songs about their own demons; others made a statement with satire. So, stretch out on the psychiatrist’s couch and enjoy 11 […]

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