Posts From Jim Sullivan

Tommy James Interview: The Music, Mob & ‘Mony Mony’

“We’re looking up into the New York sky and first thing my eyes fall on is the Mutual of NY insurance company sign. It just flashes MONY MONY.”

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J. Geils Talks About His Former Band: Last Interview

The guitarist, born John Geils, Jr., left the band several years before he passed. “I wish them well. I don’t know how they feel about me”

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10 Unusual and Surprising Cover Songs

Our writer veered toward songs that might have some oddball elements but really reinvented the song, or made you hear it in an altered state

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‘1971’ Book Makes a Strong Case for Best Rock Year

Was 1971 a peak year in rock? Maybe the peak year in rock? A book makes the case for that thesis quite vigorously and well

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Tom Scholz on Brad Delp: ‘Best Male Studio Singer I’ve Ever Heard’

From our interview: “The two of us would go on all day and into the night and start again the next day. It was mental telepathy”

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‘More Cowbell’: How Blue Öyster Cult Came to Be

Lead singer Eric Bloom talks about how Soft White Underbelly evolved under their manager/producer Sandy Pearlman, who got them their major label deal

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Producer Jack Douglas Talks About the Aerosmith Years

We go behind the scenes with the legendary producer who made four classic albums with Aerosmith. “They sounded like truth,” he says.

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15 Unlikely Covers by Classic Rock Artists

Surprising choices from The Beatles, Judas Priest, the Who, Deep Purple, the Stones, and 10 more unusual versions. Give a listen!

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10 Classic Punk Rock Songs

Our writer examined the genre and made his picks including choice cuts from the Ramones, the Clash and Talking Heads. What’s #1?

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Mark Farner on Grand Funk Railroad’s Legacy

What was it like to be in a band popular enough to sell out Shea Stadium, even while rock critics despised you? We asked Mark Farner.

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