Top 5 Music Autobiographies That Need to Be Written

Kiss frontman Paul Stanley recently admitted that he’s working on his autobiography, making him the last of the original four members to do so. I’m guessing that as far as the ratio of honest insight to revisionist bullshit goes, the Starchild’s ...

Death by Power Ballad: Chickenfoot, “Different Devil”

Have you ever heard a song that hit you so hard, got you so jazzed, you wanted to play it for everyone? Immediately? Regardless of whether that song is truly a power ballad, as your column’s title promises, or whether you’ve

Basement Songs: Van Halen, “Little Guitars”

Unlike most of my peers in the 8th grade, I didn’t have an older sibling fixated on the guitar wizardry of Eddie Van Halen or the flamboyant showmanship of singer David Lee Roth, front men for the band, Van ...

Listmania: Top 50 Rhythm Sections (#35-21)

In pop culture, lists are everything. They lend a sense of order to an otherwise orderless world. From film and literature to music, critics and readers alike love to put things in tidy rows. It is with this in ...

Unsolicited Career Advice for… David Bowie

You never know when your college friends may become useful professional contacts. One night 17 years ago, Lev Skwatzenschitz and I found ourselves stumbling down College Avenue at Rutgers, trading verses of “I’m a Little Bumblebee” and praying aloud for the grease ...