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 →

Trump Continues to Draw Ire of Artists for Unauthorized Use of Music

President Donald Trump isn’t the first politician to offend performers by using their music at campaign events, but he might be the most maligned due to his enduring audacity to play whatever he wants during them, despite the often very vocal calls to cease from the song’s composers. Recent weeks have seen the “Trump 2020”... 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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