Category Archives: ’80s Rock

Ann Wilson’s Heart of Rock and Roll

    More than four decades into her career as one of rock’s premier and most distinctive vocalists, Ann Wilson recently wrapped up she’s never attempted before: an extended solo tour. “We have a very lean, mean band, nothing extra. … Continue reading

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Steve Lukather on Toto, Boz, Ringo, and…”Africa.”

  This is a piece I did last summer on Toto and Steve Lukather – just in time as they are about to embark on another jaunt across the country!  ‘Tis the season of summer, which also means it’s the time … Continue reading

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John Oates Still Has a Lot on His “List” To Do

John Oates has a lot to love about his career these days. Long after their records made regular appearances on the Top 40, Hall & Oates maintain an enthusiastic fan base and sell out shows. Last year saw the release … Continue reading

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Aerosmith’s Joey Kramer: Pounding Skins and Coffee Shots

There is no more quintessential “Boston” rock band than Aerosmith. Since their formation some more than 45 years ago (!) they’ve proudly stood for everything Beantown, and even have an official city historical plaque in front of their old living/rehearsal … Continue reading

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Jim Peterik Still Has That Eye of the Tiger

It was an answering machine message that would not only change Jim Peterik’s life forever, but lead to the creation of one of the ‘80s biggest anthems that can still be heard all over the place some three decades later. … Continue reading

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