Posts From Jim Sullivan

Grand Funk Railroad: The Highs & the Lows

In a wide-ranging conversation, GFR’s guitarist Mark Farner recalls the band’s early days, peak years and the often bitter aftermath

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Pink Floyd & Syd Barrett: The Early Years

We take a close look at the formative years of one of rock’s greatest bands, and their ‘madcap’ leader who was a shining star of the psychedelic era

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Alone Now with Tommy James: A Revealing Interview

With a new film based on his memoir in the works, and a new album on the way, the ’60s/’70s hitmaker reflects on his long career.

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How Blue Öyster Cult Came to Be

Lead singer Eric Bloom talks about the band’s late manager/producer Sandy Pearlman and their major label deals. More cowbell!

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20 Classic Punk Rock Songs (Part 1)

Any list of Top 20 songs of any genre are going to be subjective. But, says its author, here are ones by Blondie, Generation X and more for punk rock

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Joan Baez Interview: On Dylan, Aging and Her Farewell Tour

Says the folk legend: “I’m comfortable and happy. I’m not trying to reach notes that I can’t reach anymore. I’m working on what I have, which I like a lot.”

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Joe Perry Interview: Aerosmith Then & Now + More

Forget about that farewell tour–Aerosmith is nowhere near done, the guitarist tells us in this intimate interview on a variety of topics.

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Tommy James Q&A: The Music, the Mob & the Movie

“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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Keith Moon: Rock’s Greatest Drummer

We celebrate the career of the man who thought what he played with The Who was “lead drums” with some insights from those who knew/admired him, and some amazing videos

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Ian Anderson Talks About Tull, Rock Hall

The longtime Jethro Tull leader talks about the band’s namesake, his opinion on the Hall of Fame, and Frank Zappa, in this far-ranging Interview

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