The Story Behind the Guns N’ Roses Epic ‘Coma’

This year is the 30th anniversary of the Guns N' Roses ambitious Use Your Illusion albums, and to mark the occasion, Ultimate Classic Rock is doing something pretty cool by diving into the background of each song on the records with a new one every day. The track I got to tell the story behind... Continue Reading →

The Rolling Stones release famed Atlantic City show from 1989

When the Rolling Stones announced their return to the road in the summer of 1989, it was the guaranteed to be the hottest ticket in town as the band had been absent for an excruciatingly long seven years. The run to support the album Steel Wheels was filled with Philly tie-ins – it kicked off... Continue Reading →

Happy Birthday Chris Cornell

Chris Cornell should've turned 56 today. Not "would've" - should've. Crippled by depression, he took his own life three Mays ago at 52. It was so incredibly unexpected, heartbreaking and brutal. That day sticks with me like the JFK assassination does for boomers. Seriously - it was that intense and I'll never, ever forget the... Continue Reading →

The MC News Repository [Dec ’17]

Want to know why end of year lists and holiday gift guides are so popular? It's because there is typically nothing of note going on around this time. That said, I managed to eek out some pieces for The Daily Times (gift guides mostly) and Ultimate Classic Rock. Links after the jump. I was unfortunate... Continue Reading →

AC/Donsie? Hope Not.

Following a whirlwind weekend where I flew out to Chicago for this year's edition of Riot Fest to catch a reunion by the Misfits with Glenn Danzig, Social Distortion do their album White Light, White Heat, White Trash in full and a slew of other acts over a three-day period, I made a quick pit-stop... Continue Reading →

Double Talkin’ Jive

By design, I ended up in Las Vegas for a few days to catch the first "official" show of the Guns N' Roses reunion tour. What a trip that town is. Never really been a fan, in fact the only time I spent an extended period there was with an ex whose parents had a... Continue Reading →

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