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The Sunny Side of Selling Out

Patrick Wensink goes deep into the heart of the Sub Pop catalog and surfaces with a pearl. Plus, Ohio. Continue reading

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Simple is Best: The Secret of AC/DC’s Success — A Conversation With Biographer Susan Masino

AC/DC biographer Susan Masino, also a longtime band friend, is perhaps the only writer to enjoy the honor of an actual shout-out in one of the band’s early tunes. (See below.) If that doesn’t give a biographer cred, nothing does. Masino’s Let There … Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: The Return of Eddie Trunk

He’s the official ambassador of all things rock and metal; articulate, approachable, the author of not one but two sources of required reading in the form of Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Vol. I & II. Jamie Blaine catches up with Trunk on the eve of his return to VH1 for the 14th season of That Metal Show, dishing on Axl & Slash, Def Leppard, reunions, and who, but who, is gonna fill the shoes of the rock and metal giants who still walk among us? Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Scott Ian of Anthrax

Anthrax frontman and rock memoirist Scott Ian is definitely The Man, and he’s got The Stories. In advance of his rock and roll tell-all, still-going-strong Scott opens up to our own J.M. Blaine about time spent with Run DMC, Metallica, Public Enemy, and KISS, among others. Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Jimmy Wayne — Good Things Coming from Hard Times

Abandoned by his jailbird mama in a Greyhound bus station at age 13, singer-songwriter Jimmy Wayne seemed destined for destitution and an early grave. But through the kindness of strangers – “God sends strange angels,” he says – Wayne rose to become a hit songwriter, author, and advocate for the homeless. J.M. Blaine gets some down-home philosophy from Wayne, plus tidbits about Ozzy, the Nashville song mill, and Daryl Hall’s indoor pool. Continue reading

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What is Your Inner Classic Rock Persona?

Whether we want to admit it or not, we all have a Classic Rock persona buried inside us. Way, way down inside. With this new precision chart you can unlock your umlauts and allow your hidden self to rampage up and down the Hollywood strip like Jim Morrison’s ghost. Continue reading

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The 50 Most Epic Deaths in Song

Joe Daly breaks down the 50 most epic deaths in song. Perfect for Monday coffee, long drives and 3 a.m. resin-soaked debates after the bars have all closed. Continue reading

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