Posts From Jim Sullivan

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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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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10 Songs That Defined New Wave Music

New wave music wasn’t easily defined, but most fans knew it when they heard it. We chose 10 songs that, to us, were the best of the genre.

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10 Classic Punk Rock Songs

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

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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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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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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 B-52’s, Pretenders, Devo and more

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Tom Scholz Talks About Boston’s Recording Process

On the eve of the band’s big 2017 Hyper Space Tour, the mastermind behind one of classic rock’s biggest bands spoke to us about touring, recording and more

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

In Part 2 of our interview: “Brad was the best male studio singer I’ve ever heard and Tommy is the best male stage singer.” He reveals which artists got him excited about rock ‘n’ roll

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J. Geils Band Rocks Hometown Crowd: 2015

The rock ‘n’ roll band delivered for their loyal Boston fans in one of their final performances together. The good times rolled

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