Rob Smith mourns a friend and discusses Dream Theater.
Death by Power Ballad
“Death by Power Ballad” explores Extreme’s “More Than Words.”
Chickenfoot writes a mature rock song about adult relationships. Imagine that …
Survivor’s “Ever Since the World Began”: The Ultimate Wedding Anthem? Rob Smith discusses in “Death by Power Ballad.”
This week’s “Death by Power Ballad” pays tribute to ex-Warrant front man Jani Lane and his greatest power ballad, “Heaven.”
You realize you’re in love, and the song that’s playing is Kenny Loggins’ “Meet Me Half Way.” Rob Smith explores in “Death by Power Ballad.”
In this week’s installment of “Death by Power Ballad,” Rob Smith takes on Razor & Tie, the Kidz Bop franchise, and that media whore/singer, Bret Michaels.
When Scottish cock rockers Nazareth slowed things down to play “Love Hurts,” the whole world slowed with them. Rob Smith pays tribute in this week’s Death by Power Ballad.
Death by Power Ballad returns, with Rob Smith discussing Sammy Hagar’s book, unheralded albums, and terrific power ballad “Halfway to Memphis.”
Rob Smith discusses war, faith, and music in the new “Death by Power Ballad” entry, on Styx’s “Show Me the Way.”
Rob Smith finds a new power ballad masterpiece from Cathy Richardson and the Macrodots, in this week’s “Death by Power Ballad.”
John Waite gives us another classic piece of heartbreak poetry with “If You Ever Get Lonely,” causing Rob Smith to swoon in his latest “Death by Power Ballad” column.
Rob Smith’s “Death by Power Ballad” focuses on the late, great Steve Clark, and Def Leppard’s “Bringin’ on the Heartbreak.”
Rob Smith enjoyz the swingin’, pullin’, and lovin’ (a whole lotta it) in Slade’s great powur ballud “My Oh My,” in this week’s “Death by Power Ballad.”
Is Steve Perry a dick, or just a great singer? Rob Smith kicks off another year of Death by Power Ballad by examining Perry’s “Running Alone.”
In his last Death by Power Ballad column for 2010, Rob Smith finds a serious message of empowerment in KISS’ “Reason to Live.”
Rob Smith gives thanks for his friends, readers, and Foreigner’s “Waiting for a Girl Like You.”
Rob Smith celebrates the voice of Freddie Mercury in a “Death by Power Ballad” salute to “The Show Must Go On.”
Jeff Scott Soto is one of the great long-time underdogs of AOR. Rob Smith advocates for his immediate ascension to superstardom, in this week’s “Death by Power Ballad.”
David Coverdale and Whitesnake delivered a poetic kill shot to the heart with 1990’s “Now You’re Gone.” Rob Smith discusses the bloody artifact in Popdose’s “Death by Power Ballad.”
Rob Smith ruminates on memories, old friends, and Dennis DeYoung’s “Desert Moon,” in the latest Death by Power Ballad column, only at Popdose.
Rob Smith reflects on the meaning of 9/11 and muses on Everclear’s “The New York Times” in this week’s “Death by Power Ballad,” only at Popdose.
How could Mickey Thomas get away with adultery? Quite slickly, apparently, as Popdose’s Rob Smith explores in his Death by Power Ballad column on Jefferson Starship’s “No Way Out.”
Why was REO Speedwagon’s classic “Keep On Loving You” a hit? Rob Smith explores the topic in his latest Death by Power Ballad column, only at Popdose.
Rob Smith attempts to stop time with Rush, in this week’s “Death by Power Ballad,” at Popdose.com
Singer Ann Wilson powered Heart’s power ballad “Alone.” Rob Smith pays tribute to the song and the voice in this week’s Death by Power Ballad, at Popdose.com.
In this week’s Death by Power Ballad, Rob Smith explores the Aristotelian undertones at play in Kenny Loggins’ “Forever,” only at Popdose.
Rob Smith explores regret, redemption and “closure” in the form of Night Ranger’s “Goodbye,” in this week’s Death by Power Ballad only at Popdose.com.
Rob Smith revisits Kansas’ “All I Wanted” and singer Steve Walsh’s toned pecs in this week’s “Death by Power Ballad,” only at Popdose.
Rob Smith gets back into the “Dave vs. Sammy” argument in this week’s Death by Power Ballad column on Van Halen’s “Love Walks In,” on on Popdose.com.