Posts From Jim Sullivan

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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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 Playing Woodstock at Age 20

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

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Deaths of Older Rock Legends Continue to Shake Us

A wave of deaths of older rock legends has given boomers reason to pause. Is 67 or 70 the new 27? “I’ll Sleep When I’m Dead.”

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Tommy James Q&A: The Music, the 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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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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J. Geils Band Rocks Hometown Crowd in 2015’s Final Boston Show

The rock and roll band delivered for their loyal fans in one of their last performances together. The good times rolled with Peter Wolf as the jive-talking ringleader

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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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Alice Cooper: ‘None of Us Planned to Live Past 30’

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

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