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Deap Vally Interview: Hitting the Road One Last Time

Deap Vally's Lindsey Troy spoke with Blues Rock Review ahead of the duo's farewell tour launch in San Diego, California.

Published by Blues Rock Review on November 15, 2023.



Village People's Legal Warning to Trump Revives Music in Politics Questions

The Village People issued a legal warning to discourage former President Donald Trump from using their music at campaign events.

Published by Newsweek on May 30, 2023.

#MuteRKelly Co-Founder: R. Kelly Conviction 'Doesn't Fix All of the Problems He's Created'


The co-founder of #MuteRKelly responds to news of the singer's conviction.

Published by Newsweek on October 4, 2021.

Frank Sinatra's Manager Concerned About 'Exaggerated' New Book

Eliot Weisman raised concerns about a new book written by a member of Frank Sinatra's inner circle.

Published by Newsweek on June 3, 2021.

How Breonna Taylor, Ahmaud Arbery and George Floyd Inspired Singer Mickey Guyton's Release of 'Black Like Me'

Country singer Mickey Guyton made history as the first Black woman to perform her own music at the Academy of Country Music Awards.

Published by Newsweek on October 21, 2020.

Threnody to Krzysztof Penderecki

The composer died on March 26 at age 86.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on April 1, 2020.

The Gambler Leaves The Table

Kenny Rogers died on March 20 at age 81.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on March 22 2020.

Karen & the Sorrows: Building a New Country

Dubbed the "queer country trailblazer," Karen Pittelman is carving out a safe space for country musicians who feel ostracized from the genre that drives their work.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on December 17, 2019.

Rich Robinson Has Birds on the Brain

From The Black Crowes to The Magpie Salute, Rich Robinson was determined to erase doubt about his abilities as a songwriter.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on November 15, 2019.

Top 10 Rival Sons Songs

The top 10 songs Rival Sons has released so far, according to Blues Rock Review.

Published by Blues Rock Review on August 25, 2019.

Shake Hands with the Devil at 40


Kris Kristofferson’s ninth album was hated by critics but wears well decades later.

Anniversary feature on Kris Kristofferson's 1979 album Shake Hands with the Devil.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on August 16, 2019.


A Quarter Century of Omaha Style: Grassroots at 25

311’s second album established the foundation for their music going forward.

Anniversary feature on 311's 1994 album Grassroots.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on August 8, 2019.

Remembering NOLA's Beloved Poppa Funk

Art Neville, founding member of The Neville Brothers and The Meters, died July 22 at 81.

Eulogy for the late Art Neville.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on July 23, 2019.

Remembering Dr. John: Tripping the Night Majestic

The cultural icon who introduced a generation to voodoo and "funkology" died of a heart attack at 77.

Eulogy for the late Malcolm John Rebennack, known by his stage name "Dr. John."

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on June 7, 2019.

Full Moon Fever at 30

Tom Petty's hallmark solo debut still hits home after all these years.

Anniversary feature on Tom Petty's 1989 solo debut Full Moon Fever.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on April 25, 2019.

That Sounds Like Theory, Mr. Vai!

Legendary guitarist Steve Vai steps into the music instructor role with the release of his new book, Vaideology.

Feature on Steve Vai's music theory book release.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on April 4, 2019.

Spiraling with Nine Inch Nails

Trent Reznor's psychological thriller turned 25 this month.

Anniversary feature on Nine Inch Nails' sophomore studio album The Downward Spiral.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on March 27, 2019.

Remembering Dick Dale

The "King of Surf Guitar" died on March 16 at age 81.

Eulogy for the late Dick Dale.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on March 18, 2019.

Remembering Hal Blaine

After a storied career, the drumming legend has passed away at age 90—but he leaves the world 35,000+ songs richer than when he arrived.

Eulogy for the late Hal Blaine.

Published by Rock and Roll Globe on March 15, 2019.

Thirty Years After the War

"Gary Moore's political conscience rose to the surface on the last metal album of his career."

Anniversary feature on Gary Moore's 1989 album After the War.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on February 2, 2019.

Staying in Step

"Forty years after Directstep, Herbie Hancock's oft-overlooked album stands as a symbol of what was to come."
Anniversary feature on Herbie Hancock's 1979 album Directstep.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on January 28, 2019.

Reminiscing on Ravi

You never forget your first musician interview—especially if it's with Ravi Shankar.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on December 4, 2018.

The Big Bad Blues Returns

Rock and roll legend Billy Gibbons discusses his second solo album The Big Bad Blues, released in September 2018 on Concord Records.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on October 3, 2018.

Hurtling Back in Time

Mystic Braves' lead singer and guitarist discusses the band's latest album The Great Unknown and speculates about why nostalgia holds such an important place in popular music.
Published by Rock and Roll Globe on August 27, 2018.

The Stone Foxes: An Interview with Shannon Koehler

"Fresh off the release of their new EP Visalia, the Stone Foxes are roaring with energy and ambition."
Published by Blues Rock Review on September 29, 2017.

Local Band Keeps Coming Back To Rock ‘n’ Roll San Diego Course


Disappointing Joseph, a cover band based in San Diego, Calif., explains why they love playing for the San Diego half and full marathon runners during the city's annual Rock 'n' Roll Marathon.

Published by Women's Running on June 6, 2017.

Alice Bag and Punk Rock's Enduring Battle for Women's Rights

The LA punk legend is ready to fight in the Trump era. She's seen this before.

Published by Noisey on March 2, 2017.

Dick Boak is the Soul of Martin Guitars

Forty years into his career at America’s oldest guitar company, the luthier and polymath talks about C.F. Martin & Co’s history and impact on popular culture.

Published by Noisey on December 23, 2016.

Get into the Groove

The San Francisco-based quintet Should We Run's vocalist Krishan Abeyatunge explains his band's evolving identity and sound, as evidenced on their new album Existential. Three weeks prior to the album's debut, Abeyatunge discusses plans for the album release show on November 19 at the Independent in San Francisco.

Published by San Francisco Weekly on November 16, 2016.

The Almighty Dreadnought Turns 100

The Museum of Making Music celebrates the instrument that put guitarists center stage.

Published by Elmore Magazine on October 24, 2016.

The Guitar’s Next Generation

Created by legendary rock photographer Robert Knight, the Brotherhood of the Guitar fosters young musicians that aspire to guitar-fueled stardom.

Published by Elmore Magazine on January 25, 2016.

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