Tag Archives: Rock ‘n’ Roll

Thank you, METRIC for a Rock n’ Roll Masterpiece


Every once in a while you hear an album that completely knocks your socks off the very first time your listen to it. Today was one of those days. NPR was kind enough to provide a “First Listen” to METRIC’s … Continue reading

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Saddest songs of the rock ‘n roll era – Updated


Please feel free to nominate other songs for this list. These are the ones I could think of and find most memorable. Many of you may wonder why the song “Imagine” is not on the list. My thoughts are John … Continue reading

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A big ROAR and PURRfection


Still trying to regain my hearing, as last night’s concert in Lansing by The Joy Formidable was simply awesome. The title of the band’s first full length CD, The Big Roar was so aptly named as they just stoked up … Continue reading

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One helluva rock n’ roll tune!


While surfin’ the net this past weekend, I came across a post on Word Press highlighting a song entitled Revolution by the John Butler Trio who formed in Fremantle, Australia.  My first thought was, “Hum…I wonder if this is a cover of … Continue reading

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“We are heroes with a thousand faces”


I first heard Joe Hertler and the Rainbow Seekers play live at the Loft in Lansing last spring and then again at the Festival of the Sun in June. Each time, I have been mesmerized by their song entitled “Ego … Continue reading

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Is it a rock ‘n’ roll hall of shame or just a sham?


Another year for my annual rant about who has not been included in the Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Fame. While I have no problem with Guns n’ Roses or Red Hot Chili Peppers being inducted this year (both deserve … Continue reading

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My ten favorite rock keyboardists and bassists


Keyboardists/pianists  Emily Haines (Metric) Ben Gibbard (Death Cab for Cutie) Greg Hawkes (The Cars) Keith Emerson (Emerson Lake and Palmer) Billy Preston (Rolling Stones) Rick Wakeman (Yes) John Paul Jones (Led Zeppelin) Christine McVie (Fleetwood Mac) Jonathan Cain (Journey) Matt Bellamy … Continue reading

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Some timeless rock ‘n’ roll tunes – NSFW


This is certainly not an exhaustive list, but here are a few fantastic rock ‘n’ roll songs that I still enjoy hearing today (in no particular order). It is sad and downright shameful that some of these great musicians, such … Continue reading

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Is Manchester’s music scene in my genes?


I have occasionally wondered why I am so into rock ‘n’ roll and its various incarnations, trends, and adaptations. Several people have remarked to me something to the effect of, “how (or why) do you keep up with the latest … Continue reading

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WHM: Ten legendary female rock icons


Coming up with this list was more difficult than I first thought it would be. Not because there is a shortage of candidates, but because there are so darn many. Also contributing to the difficulty is deciding what is considered … Continue reading

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