Archive for January 2019

Super-psyched to be talking about "the hottest band in the world" KISS and their End of the Road Tour with guest Tommy Sommers! Tommy is one of the co-hosts of the coolest podcast about all-things KISS, Three Sides of the Coin and an all-around blast to chat with. We talk about the tour, of course (starts this week!), fans, the staging, setlists, why we still want to see KISS, why they're still doing it, and more. 

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This week's interview is with pop culture journalist Bryan Reesman. He's contributed to over 100 media outfits including The New York Times, Billboard, E! Online, American Way magazine and dozens of others. And he has written liner notes for albums from AC/DC, Judas Priest, Black Sabbath, Filter, Toto and many others. In addition, Bryan penned the best-selling 2016 bio Bon Jovi: The Story and he contributed four chapters to the new book Rock Stars at Home.

In this wide-ranging conversation, Bryan takes us through the start of his career, and how he's found a niche and success writing about music, movies, books, live theatre, and even food. We go deep into writing liner notes, music fandom, the changing face of media consumption, his love of electronica, keeping up with so much to watch at Netflix and much more. And what he's looking forward to watch, hear, and read in 2019...whew!

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QUEEN is seemingly everywhere of late, so why not review an incredible book about their music, QUEEN: ALBUM BY ALBUM by Martin Popoff! Spoiler alert: it's awesome, and a must-get for any Queen fan - its a perfect compliment to the music!

Find more details about this amazing book and where to buy it, here.

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HAPPY NEW YEAR, and hello, 2019! Forget the usual year-end retrospectives, and best-of lists looking back, its better to look forward - to see and do all sorts of things. Plus, the Netflix original movie Birdbox, and the oldest woman in the world might not have been.

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