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Neal Smith, Drummer, Alice Cooper

Once in a while the rookie journalism world gets it right and finds a good human interest story. Take Patch, a startup news outfit that hires “reporters” for peanuts...

Changing that Dial

Student radio that played music your parents hated followed the demise of underground radio, which played the same and more. Stations used to play Van der Graff...

Girl, Wanted Goat Lands Big Florida Prison Job

In an amazing fit of bad judgment, the new Florida governor, Rick Scott, has selected Edwin Buss as his new chief for the Florida Department of Corrections. Buss comes...

Jack White on Success and Nashville

A good read in Nashville’s alt weekly on Jack White and his residence there, specifically his Third Man Records. While the reporter fawns a bit, he also gets into...

Idea of a Stooges Full-Length Nixed by Williamson

Full length look at James Williamson in this interview in an Aussie newspaper, as the Iggy and the Stooges play the Big Day Out festival. Williamson is straight ahead...

Sowell Trial Moved – Once More

The trial of Anthony Sowell has been delayed for the fourth time and will now begin on June 6 (a Monday) in Cleveland. This is again at the request of the defense, which...

Sitting Down with Guitarists and Killers

When interviewing guitarists and convicted murderers, there’s one thing you do with both: Look at their hands. I sat down with Stephen Grant in the prison visitation...

Kid Rock Show Draws Boos

Kid Rock’s birthday show featured exclusive seats for the wealthy, a host of special guests and some booing from a displeased audience. No, the booing was not aimed at...

Cleveland Serial Killer Trial Delayed

As noted before, I am writing a book for Penguin/Berkley about Anthony Sowell, the accused Cleveland serial killer. Police found 11 bodies in carious stages of...

Waiting for the Clash

In the late 70s, a group of kids at Western Michigan University’s WIDR radio station, invigorated by the waves of great new music sweeping through the world...