Back in the 617 Groove with Craig Finn from the Hold Steady

Several years back, I came up with the idea to shake up the traditional interview a little bit. A dirty little not-so-secret among musicians is they aren't really a fan of doing them, mainly because it's the same old questions that have been addressed ad nauseam. Enter the 617 Q&A , which is exclusive to... Continue Reading →

25 Years Ago: Van Halen Dig Deep Into Pop, Release Only Ever Non-LP B-Side

Unbeknownst to fans at the time, come 1995 the relationship between Sammy Hagar and the brothers Van Halen had seriously deteriorated. Their fourth album together, Balance, was released that January, and by the following spring, they'd split. The recording of the LP had been anything but smooth, leading producer Bruce Fairbairn to ask Eddie Van... Continue Reading →

69 to 99 Moving Finds: Part One

"Moving sucks" is an oft-repeated phrase which I can't add to in any way.I'm currently in the midst of leaving a place I've been in for 10 years. That's a large chunk of time. Certainly the longest I've ever been in one place for any one period of time. Hell, maybe ever. My old address... Continue Reading →

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