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 they were going to be...

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 seen it happen over...

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...

Steve, Marty, Bruce, and That Tony Moment

Why would I buy tickets to see Steve Martin and Martin Short at The Fox Theatre later this year when I just watched their entire show on Netflix? Even if I had only seen bits and pieces of it, I still wouldn't go because they didn't make me smile, let alone laugh. The...

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 University...

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...

Concert Review: Graham Nash

Graham Nash may be 76 years old, but he still looks great (with a silver mane of hair) and sounds great, too. He's able to hit the high notes that a lot of other rockers can't at his age. When he brought his Intimate Evening Of Songs and Stories to the Pageant on...

Mini-Concert Review: Steve Winwood

I checked another artist off my Classic Rock Bucket List when I went to see Steve Winwood at the Fox Theatre on Wednesday night. I've been a longtime fan of his solo stuff as well as his work in Traffic, Blind Faith, and the Spencer Davis group. I'm happy to report...

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