Posts From Jim Sullivan

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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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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Producer Jack Douglas: On John Lennon, Cheap Trick

After producing classic albums by Aerosmith, Jack Douglas helped a band from Illinois gets its start. Then came December 1980.

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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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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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Top 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 of Grand Funk Railroad: Interview

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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Joe Perry Interview: Aerosmith Then & Now

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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The Cars’ ‘Drive’ to the Rock Hall

On the eve of their induction, we spoke with band members about the event and career highlights.

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Shirley Manson Interview: Two Decades of Garbage

When they realized it had been 20 years since their debut, the band took a break from making a record to hit the road and celebrate

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