Articles by: Leslie Michele Derrough

Blackberry Smoke’s Brandon Still Talks Shop, Gregg Allman & Upcoming LA Show (INTERVIEW)

Blackberry Smoke has worked very hard to be here. From a bunch of guys doing ordinary jobs like working on cars and being plumbers, they are now true blue rock stars, with a penchant for ...

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Richard Young of The Kentucky Headhunters Tells All (INTERVIEW)

When The Kentucky Headhunters took off in 1989 following the release of their debut album, Pickin’ On Nashville, you knew they were the real deal. Their southern rock/blues/country sound appealed to a wide range of ...

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Bush Still Sounds & Looks Strong 21 Years After ‘Razorblade Suitcase’ (SHOW REVIEW)

If you gave up on Bush after 1996’s Razorblade Suitcase, then it’s time you gave them another try – especially if you catch them on their current Black & White Rainbows tour. You just may ...

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ZZ Ward Steps It Up A Notch With ‘The Storm’ (INTERVIEW)

ZZ Ward, the singer-songwriter with a blues edge and a rock & roll kick, is back with a vengeance on her new album, The Storm, out this past Friday, June 30. With lyrical bite marks ...

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Quinn Sullivan Puts the Pedal Down & More at Baton Rouge’s Manship Theatre (SHOW REVIEW)

Lita Ford once told me that guitarists who spent their whole show looking down at their fretboards to see where to put their fingers drove her nuts. That is something you will NOT see at ...

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Imelda May Ups The Savvy & Moxie On ‘Life Love Flesh Blood’ (INTERVIEW)

Imelda May has gone through a gamut of emotions these last few years but she’d rather not talk about it. She’d prefer to sing about them. Earlier this year, upon the release of Life Love ...

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Blues/Soul Powerhouse Gina Sicilla Ups Her Game With ‘Tug of War’ (INTERVIEW)

With the release on Friday of Tug Of War, singer Gina Sicilia is upping her game. Labeled as a blues singer early on, she has continually strived to add more of the musical genres she ...

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The Rolling Stones Olé Olé Olé!: A Trip Across Latin America Follows The Stones Through 10 Latin Cities (DVD REVIEW)

The Rolling Stones new DVD, Ole Ole Ole!, is a behind-the-scenes documentary about the excitement and ultimate struggle to make their historic Havana, Cuba, concert in 2016 become a reality. All this was happening while ...

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Dave Davies Talks Latest LP ‘Open Road’ & Newest Musical Chapter (INTERVIEW)

“Working with my son was a delight and he made me realize a lot about myself.” For Dave Davies, who wrote a revealing warts and all autobiography about himself in 1996, that is a surprising ...

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X Hits One Eyed Jacks In New Orleans On 40th Anniversary Tour (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

“Tonight was just like the old days. It was great,” Exene Cervenka told me after X’s show in New Orleans on May 18th at One-Eyed Jacks, as she wiped sweat from her face, still glowing ...

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