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Rocktology – Top American Bands Tournament

March 21, 2019 by

I’ve got to admit that The Cars winning our top American bands tourney was kinda unexpected. They completely dominated the F4, backing over Van Halen’s feet and then getting CCR with the door. Cheers to The Cars’ social media community, which came out in force when it counted most to support their boys. That’s right, […]

360 Degrees of Hip-Hop

February 21, 2019 by

Hip-hop is my generation’s rock & roll. So, after a 15-year hiatus, I’ve made it a point to get back into this culture-defining music. I’ve always been a lover of classic hip-hop and a casual spectator of current pop-rap, but it had been a long time since I listened seriously to America’s favorite genre. I wanted […]

Dave Halen: The Real VH

February 10, 2019 by

Vulture.com recently published a list ranking all 131 Van Halen songs. First of all, mad props to author Chuck Klosterman, not only for compiling that list, but also for his thoughtful commentary on every tune. Hell of an undertaking and we salute him. But my ole buddies and I have one big beef: There is […]

Ten Tunes I Still Crank

January 22, 2019 by

I have a running bit with some of my friends and colleagues about songs we would blow up and eliminate from the mass of human consciousness. (That list for me will always begin with “Celebration” by Kool & the Gang.) But I’m tired of all the negative energy, so let’s talk about some tunes that, […]

Holla-daze — Alternative Christmas Tracks

December 24, 2018 by

Every year we are inundated with the same old tired Christmas tracks. Just like that fruitcake that no one wants (see below for bonus Fred Schneider coverage) new artists will try and cash in on a classic with a vocal twist on a tried and true favorite, but rarely do we get much originality or […]

Elton John — Fu’s Fave 5 Tracks

November 15, 2018 by

His Majesty Sir Reginald Dwight (excuse me) Sir Elton John, is back on the Yellow Brick road for his three-year extended Farewell tour. I took in the first of his two shows in Detroit last month at Pizza Pizza Place (excuse me) Little Caesars Arena. I’d never seen him live and I’m really glad I […]

Attack of the Supergroups

October 18, 2018 by

Supergroups have peppered the musical landscape throughout the decades with varying degrees of success. They may have been birthed out of creative differences between band mates, or a desire to play with more talented musicians. They may have risen like the phoenix from the ashes of successful bands, or quite possibly been a simple cash […]

I’ll Take the Lead, Part 2

August 15, 2018 by

We’re going to call this the Keith Richards Tribute List. Side man steps up for a turn out front on lead vocals. While Mr. Richards (pictured) is not featured on this list, he is indeed its very inspiration. We believe Keith deserves his own list, which we hope to bring you in a future editorial […]

I’ll Take the Lead

July 16, 2018 by

Ever wish you could step out and take your turn in the spotlight?  You’re not alone. Some of rock’s legendary moments have occurred when the side man (or woman) steps to the mic and takes a lead vocal. While Keith Richards tends to business on tracks like “Happy” or “Before They Make Me Run,” Mick […]

Top Ten Covers of Dolly Parton’s “Jolene”

May 23, 2018 by

This month we have a top ten list consisting of covers of one of Rolling Stone Magazine’s Top 500 songs of all time, Dolly Parton’s 1974 #1 country hit “Jolene.” Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, Jolene, the song has only 200 words but appears to have been covered at least that many times. This song of love […]