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Archive for October 2010

Drummer Of Aerosmith, Joey Kramer Hit Hard: A Story Of Hitting Rock Bottom At The Top An Exclusive Interview with Joey Kramer

October 26, 2010

Aerosmith, arguably, is the greatest American-bred rock and roll band in music history. The heartbeat of the group the past 40 years, its one true pulse if you will, has been its drummer, one Joseph Michael “Joey” Kramer. Recently, Kramer released the paperback version of his 2009 memoir, Hit Hard: A Story of Hitting Rock […]

Maroon 5 – October 21, 2010 Venue: Superpages.com

October 26, 2010

At a moment when many musicians view stylistic specialization as a way to reach listeners overloaded with options, here’s an act deeply devoted to the big-tent approach. Led by one of the cheesiest and unlikeable frontmen in recent history, the extremely punch-able, Adam Levine. Levine and his bandmates used their 90-minute set Thursday to showcase […]

The xx / Warpaint – October 8, 2010 Venue: The Granada

October 26, 2010

By Roy Turner Photos by Roy Turner When the xx took the stage an electric jolt was pumped through the crowd. Really, when the first guitar chords reached their ear drums, people freaked out. I had no idea – I had seen them, seemingly everywhere, at SXSW earlier this year as one of the most […]

Sharon Jones & The Dap-Kings – September 23, 2010 Venue: The Palladium Showroom

October 26, 2010

By Roy Turner Photos by Roy Turner If you’ve seen Sharon Jones and the Dap-Kings live, then it’s my bet you’ll do what you can to catch them the next time they swing through your town in a blaze of horn-heavy deep-funk and soul-revival splendor. They are that good. Sharon Jones is a soul-singing dynamo, […]

Bush – October 22, 2010 Venue: The Palladium Ballroom

October 26, 2010

By Jeanne Marrs Photos by Michael Insuaste The return of Bush back to the DFW area was highly anticipated and well received by the Dallas Bush fans. Appearing at The Palladium Ballroom for a decently packed room, there was no doubt the crowd was high on anticipation for their long awaited return and the inevitable […]

The Original Rock Star That Will NOT DIE! A Personal Conversation with Alice Cooper

October 22, 2010

By David Huff When it comes to the alter ego world of Vince Furnier (aka Alice Cooper), imitation is indeed the sincerest form of flattery. Often duplicated but never replicated, the King of Shock Rock literally transformed the face of rock and roll by introducing pioneering touring methods that have become standard issues today. Alice […]

From Cougar to Mellencamp, 35 Years Later the Little Bastard Persist A Candid Conversation with John Mellencamp

October 18, 2010

By David Huff Let’s face it. A prolonged and sustained career in the music business seemed a remote possibility for one John Mellencamp some 35 years ago when he was introduced to the public as Johnny Cougar. Cursed with a funky stage name given to him by his first manager, David Bowie’s kingmaker Tony DeFries, […]

Reconciliation of David Lee Roth and the Van Halen Brothers The Van Halen Saga From Van Halen to Van Hagar: Part 1

October 15, 2010

By David Huff Photo Mike Insuaste This is the first in a two-part series examining the make up, the break up, and all the soap opera stuff in-between surrounding the just announced reconciliation of David Lee Roth and the Van Halen brothers. Oh yeah, it only took a little over a quarter of a century […]

Garth Brooks is Lord of ‘The Dance’ – Exclusive Interview: Part 1

October 12, 2010

(February 1990) By David Huff It’s an hour before show time, and Garth Brooks sits back in his tour bus relaxing – and reflecting – on a career path that in a span of six months has made him the toast of country music. As one of the industry’s biggest and brightest stars, Brooks’ humble demeanor […]

Vampire Weekend – Oct. 6, 2010 Venue: The Palladium (Dallas, TX)

October 8, 2010

By Paul Mau Skeptics may label indie-pop darlings Vampire Weekend the “it” band of the moment, but it’s becoming more apparent that the “moment” maybe much longer then their naysayers have expected.</P It has only been two years since the four New Yorkers released their self-titled debut, but their irresistible hooks, Pogo inducing rhythms, and […]