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Eric Bloom: Cult Leader

Though he was born to be wild, he (Or she? Theories abound.) is still an unlikely protagonist for a rock and roll song. This now 64-year-old amphibious reptile who stands around 300 feet tall and has breath you don’t want … Continue reading

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John Kay’s Magic Carpet Ride with Steppenwolf

  To the members of the band Steppenwolf, it was just one track out of 11 recorded for their 1967 self-titled debut LP. And one that didn’t seem to get any more or less reaction when played in concert than … Continue reading

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Chicago’s Robert Lamm Knows What Time It Is

Singer/keyboardist Robert Lamm has been part of a particular band of brothers for decades as Chicago, the group he co-founded, celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. But this past summer during the band’s tour with co-headliners the Doobie Brothers and … Continue reading

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Dennis DeYoung: Styx and Stones Won’t Break His Bones

To many classic rock fans, it would seem a bit of unnecessary clarification to bill a Dennis DeYoung show as “Dennis DeYoung and the Music of Styx.” After all, as the band’s main vocalist, chief songwriter, and keyboardist, anyone with … Continue reading

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Punk Legend Marky Ramone Gabba Gabbas!

In his Band of Bruddahs, Marky Ramone’s primary role was that of drummer, the pounding heartbeat and engine of so many of the legendary punk rock group’s numbers. But over many years in meetings, rehearsals, recording studios, concert stages, and … Continue reading

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America’s Dewey Bunnell on That Elusive Horse with No Name

Below is an excerpt from my interview with Dewey Bunnell of America, which originally appeared in The Houston Press. Read Part 1 and Part 2 of my piece in their entirety. It is one of the ’70s’ most analyzed — … Continue reading

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Classic Rock Treasures from Faraway Lands at Nearby Locations

Two of my favorite places in the world (other than a live concert venue) are used book stores and used record stores. So here in Houston, Texas I spend a lot of time poring over the shelves and bins at … Continue reading

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