December 18, 2020
The great hard rock band Cactus

Skynyrd, Cactus, and The Missing Link

What do Lynyrd Skynyrd and Cactus have in common? Turns out to be more than I ever knew, until doing some rock and roll, in-the-weeds research. […]
December 10, 2020
The Power Up lightbox in action next to AC/DC boxset amplifier.

AC/DC Powers Up Toward a Year’s Best

See dark shadows on the walls See the pictures Some hang, some fall And the painted faces all in a line… Hear the whisper Of the […]
October 30, 2020
Bobby "Boris" Pickett, master of "Monster Mash"

“Monster Mash” – more than just a graveyard smash…

This nightmarish 2020 may have a less-than-festive Halloween in store for us, but we can always look back on more carefree October 31s – and usually […]
October 8, 2020
John Byrne Cooke's "On the Road with Janis Joplin"

Janis and John…

I don’t just write books about rock music, I read them, too. A LOT of them. Recently I polished off Spider from Mars: My Life with […]