At age 56, I get to be a rock star. In an athletic setting. Surrounded by some of the fittest and most motivated people I have ever met. All I have to do is keep showing up and let them watch me go at CrossFit with complete abandon. I have a new set of friends and admirers.
Most discussions about art eventually hit the wall of the argument that "taste is subjective". Nevertheless, in terms of pop music, there is near consensus that the Beatles were the greatest, most important band of all time. This post is dedicated to the minority that is still not convinced.
The double message reverberating through Catherine Duquette's aptly titled Celebrity Bound is where her one-person multimedia show at Daniel Brunet's resurrection of English Theatre Berlin gets its impact.
The Turnback is a power pop/rock band out of Brooklyn, Queens, and White Plains, NY, while The Vagabondz are a throwback rap/ R&B act out of the NYC. They'll likely never share a bill together, but for one day, here we are.
In Elvis Costello's brand new memoir, Unfaithful Music & Disappearing Ink, the brilliant musician/songwriter recalls his childhood affection for the '50s TV hit The Adventures of Robin Hood, wherein a mythic green-clad archer in tights and his "merrie men" roam Sherwood Forest.
A new young adult novel "Get Back; Imagine...Saving John Lennon" by Donovan Day explores the adventures of a young guitar-playing teen who is transported back in time to meet the Beatles. All goes well until "the boys" learn he's from the future and John pointedly asks, "What will happen to me?"
Controversy, dispute, and rock 'n' roll are siblings, and I accept that. However I must stand up for my woefully neglected bass brethren, some of whom no longer lay down the groove on this mortal coil.
That album didn't just define the 90's and introduce what some say is "The Second British Invasion," it created a whole new rock and roll ethos. Take that punk rock attitude and mix it with brilliant lyrics, catchy riffs, and you have yourself a masterpiece.
The world's most famous drummer, the man who gave The Beatles its "heartbeat," has also enjoyed an immensely successful career as a solo artist and band leader, releasing over two dozen original and live albums since 1970, the year the fab four officially called it quits.
She was a vision of loveliness who attracted the eye of some of the best photographers in the world -- not to mention the fancy of two of rock 'n' roll's most iconic guitar heroes. Today, though, Pattie Boyd feels most comfortable on the other side of camera.