Category: Pop Music

The Grammys 2019: Three hours of a generation gap

The Grammys 2019: Three hours of a generation gap
Camila Cabello, Janelle Monae, Maren Morris, Post Malone, Cardi B, Dan + Shay and H.E.R The 2019 Grammy Awards was last night. The names above were among the artists that CBS advertised as being performers or presenters. I couldn’t tell you a single song from any of them. The only one I’d heard of was Cardi... Read more »

Linda Ronstadt: Not quite ready to say goodbye

Linda Ronstadt: Not quite ready to say goodbye
“I’m afraid of suffering, but I’m not afraid of dying.” Linda Ronstadt first noticed changes to her voice in 2000. By the time of her last performance in 2009, she said she was yelling, not singing. Four years later, Ronstadt revealed she had Parkinson’s Disease. It’s affected her vocal chords which makes it impossible for... Read more »

Music news for the start of 2019

We open with the fourth annual residency of the Tedeschi-Trucks Band at the Chicago Theater. Four nights of jamming starts this Friday night.
The holidays are over. Life activities are back to normal. That includes the music world. Here’s a look at concerts and recorded music news that will be happening in the early part of 2019. Type your email address in the box and click the “create subscription” button. My list is completely spam free, and you... Read more »
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The best and worst concerts of 2018

The best and worst concerts of 2018
Another year is winding down. It’s that time where we evaluate everything that occurred over the last 365. Why not start with music? Here’s a peek at the good and the bad in live music for 2018. Let’s start with the ones I like: Honorable Mention: a. Foo Fighters- Night two at Wrigley Field b.... Read more »

Bob Seger sings his greatest hits at Rosemont's Allstate Arena

Bob Seger sings his greatest hits at Rosemont's Allstate Arena
Rock musicians dying is far from a new thing. In the late 60’s and onward, drug and alcohol overdoses happened regularly. Jimmy, Janis & Jim. Bonham and Moon. I can go on and on and on. Musicians are still dying but now it’s been by natural causes. Heart attack, cancer and the aging process. It... Read more »

My 2018 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Inductees

Joe Cocker is one of the great singers of the late 60's-70's. "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" is one of the great live albums.
Yesterday, the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame announced their class of 2018. The inductees will be the Cure, Def Leppard, Janet Jackson, Stevie Nicks, Radiohead, Roxy Music and the Zombies.  I would normally take this space to argue why or why not they are deserving of the honor. Not today. I’m okay with results although... Read more »
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Fifty years of The Beatles White Album

Fifty years of The Beatles White Album
They say it’s your birthday. I’m glad it’s your birthday. Happy birthday to you. It was fifty years ago today…okay, actually it was two days ago but that doesn’t fit into the song lyric. The Beatles released their double album which was simply called The Beatles. It’s more commonly known as The White Album because... Read more »

The Rolling Stones are touring America: The old guys hit the road again

The Rolling Stones are touring America: The old guys hit the road again
“It’s great to be playing back in America. Feels like we’re coming home.” Keith Richards Mick Jagger-75 Ronnie Wood-71 Keith Richards-74 Charlie Watts-77 While most septuagenarians are shutting it down, the Rolling Stones are kicking it up…big time style. The boys are hitting the road in 2019, with a U.S. stadium tour. Thirteen shows are... Read more »

Steve Winwood and Joan Jett join Michael J. Fox to fight Parkinson's Disease

Steve Winwood and Joan Jett join Michael J. Fox to fight Parkinson's Disease
When you think of Michael J. Fox, what first comes to mind? Is it Alex P. Keaton from “Family Ties?” Marty McFly from “Back to the Future?” Maybe his characters from “Teen Wolf”, “Spin City” or “The Good Wife?” I think his legacy will be the work that he’s doing in the fight against Parkinson’s... Read more »
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A homeless veteran should not have to stand at a freeway exit with a cardboard sign

A homeless veteran should not have to stand at a freeway exit with a cardboard sign
The day was May 4, 1970. The United States was divided over the war in Vietnam. Protests were taking place on college campuses. Students against the Nixon administration. Students against the war. This day it was Kent State’s turn. The National Guard was sent in to try to keep the protest peaceful. They ended up shooting... Read more »
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