Posts From Jim Sullivan

10 More Songs That Defined New Wave Music

In the second half of our series on 20 songs that defined the new wave movement of the ’70s and ’80s, we bring you the Police, B-52’s, Devo and some surprises

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Santana’s Michael Shrieve on Woodstock and More

The drummer had a big moment at the ’69 festival – at age 20. When that lineup reunited for a 2016 album + several dates, the chemistry was there

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Ringo Starr’s Drum Beat Can’t Be Beat

Is it possible that Ringo Starr is underrated? Our assessment of the 2015 Rock Hall inductee’s Beatles and solo career says “yes”

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

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

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Producer Jack Douglas: The Aerosmith Years

We go behind the scenes with the legendary producer who made three 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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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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Will The Kinks Ever Reunite? You Really Got Me

The contentious yet loving siblings, Ray and Dave Davies, have discussed a reunion from time to time in the press. Rabid fans hope they will return

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Alice Cooper Interview: Addiction, Vampires + a Reunion

In a wide-ranging discussion, the legend talks about many of the original Hollywood Vampires, a reunion and the ‘Wow’ he got from Paul McCartney

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