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The Producers: “Rock Star,” Missing Cheese, and the End

As his career memoirs for Popdose reach their conclusion, Tom Werman reflects on one last big-budget project -- and heads East to settle...

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The Producers: Macca, Supersuckers, 0 for 4, and Life on Wilshire

In this week's column, Tom Werman recounts the strange new world of the mid-'90s, and his struggles to prove his worth after hair metal...

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The Producers: Lita’s “Dangerous Curves” and the Writing on the Wall

Tom Werman's career retrospective reaches the early '90s this week -- a time when trends shifted, metal sales slowed, and change was in the...

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The Producers: Just for Kix, Loading LA Guns, and Scolding Billy Idol

It has been over two weeks since I sent the two emails to Dee Snider’s web site and to his publicist. No reply so far, so I guess I...

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The Producers: Twisted Twitters

The previous installment provided some curious tales of Twisted Sister. An Australian musician/journalist friend of mine named Joe Matera...

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The Producers: Tommy’s Trials and Tribulations

I called my daughters to talk about Michael Jackson, because I know how important he was to them when they were teenagers. Young people all...

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The Producers: Leaving Elektra, Life With the Crue, and Meeting Twisted Sister

In his latest column, Tom Werman relives the wild and crazy early '80s, including some time behind the boards for Motley Crue, a narrow...

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The Producers: Rebuilding Elektra, Missing Whitney, and the Crue

This week, producer Tom Werman looks back at the early '80s, and his brushes with acts both legendary (the Blues Brothers, Whitney Houston)...

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The Producers: Oysters, Cheap Tricks, and Jake & Elwood Blues

In his latest installment of The Producers, Tom Werman revisits 1979 and 1980, taking us through projects with Blue Oyster Cult, Molly...

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The Producers: Molly Hatchet, the Nuge, and Missing “Budokan”

In the latest installment of his Popdose series, Tom Werman looks back at a very busy 1978 -- including two Ted Nugent albums, some Cheap...

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The Producers: Ted Nugent Babysits, a Meaty “Free-for-All,” and Tom Werman’s “Greatest Misses”

The last installment prompted a number of responses having to do with a couple of bands that I and some of the readers feel should have...

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The Producers: Tom Werman, Chapter Seven

In this week's installment of The Producers, Tom Werman revisits the roaring '70s, including his work with the Nuge, Mother's Finest, and...

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The Producers: Tom Werman, Chapter Six

He's been on vacation for two weeks, but now Tom Werman is back with another installment of the series that looks back at his multiplatinum...

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The Producers: Tom Werman, Chapter Five

Tom Werman's ongoing look back at his storied career returns for its fifth installment, in which he is bossed around by Jan Hammer, meets...

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The Producers: Tom Werman, Chapter Four

Editor’s Note: Earlier this week, a large chunk of this installment was lost in one of the Internet’s many tubes. We’ve...

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The Producers: Tom Werman, Chapter Three

The office I was given at Epic was located between the offices of Barry Kornfeld and Sandy Linzer, who were both A&R men and producers,...

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The Producers: Tom Werman, Chapter Two

Epic Records was located on the 13th floor of the imposing Eero Saarinen-designed CBS Building, dubbed “Black Rock” due to its...

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The Producers: Tom Werman, Chapter One

(Editor’s Note: Since Popdose’s earliest days, we’ve been blessed with some of the smartest and most music-savvy readers...