Concert Review: Ann Wilson, Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers

Concert Review: Ann Wilson, Jeff Beck, Paul Rodgers

The concert at Hollywood Casino Amphitheatre was billed as “Jeff Beck & Paul Rodgers and Ann Wilson.” Based on that punctuation, I wasn’t sure if Jeff Beck was performing with Paul Rodgers, or Paul Rodgers would be on stage with Ann Wilson or if...
Get On Stage Already!

Get On Stage Already!

I forgot to mention something in my review yesterday of Joe Jackson’s concert — it started a half-hour late. Our tickets said showtime was 8:00pm, but it was a little past 8:30pm when Joe finally took the stage. This is not a new phenomenon. I’ve...
Concert Review: Joe Jackson

Concert Review: Joe Jackson

In the late 1970s, several young British rockers started getting some attention and airplay in the US, including The Police, Elvis Costello, and Ian Dury. They were part of a musical movement called New Wave, in which they took the influences of New York bands like...
Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Best Thing I’ve Read Today

Darryl Parks wonders if “Ohio” — the devastating song Neil Young wrote (and recorded with David Crosby, Stephen Stills, and Graham Nash) after seeing four college students killed by National Guardsmen during a Vietnam War protest at Kent State...
About That Elton John Tribute Show

About That Elton John Tribute Show

Is it just me, or has the chameleon-like Lady Gaga, master of so many different looks, now morphed into 1970s impressionist extraordinaire Marilyn Michaels? You’ll have to be a certain age to get that reference, but since I am, that was one of the thoughts that...