Articles by: Leslie Michele Derrough

Cream’s Blood Continues The Power Trio Legacy With ‘The Music Of Cream: 50th Anniversary World Tour’ – A Conversation With Malcolm Bruce

The music of Cream has influenced a generation, or two, of musicians, while their songs, birthed within a short period of time, have become timeless classics. Who doesn’t recognize “Sunshine Of Your Love” or “White ...

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Judas Priest and Deep Purple Give Eardrums More Than Big Riffs & Power Chords in Biloxi (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

When I told someone I was heading out to see Judas Priest and Deep Purple they immediately put their hands over their ears. And rightfully so. Combine these two legendary bands and you’ve got more power ...

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80’s Hitmaker Paul Young Has Come Back To Stay With Timeless Voice (INTERVIEW)

In the 1980’s, you didn’t get much hotter than Paul Young. His songs were pop hits that oozed with his smooth vocals and R&B-grooving melodies. His first solo album, 1983’s No Parlez, brought him success ...

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Neil Fallon of Clutch Talks 27 Years Of Heaviness & New Album ‘Book of Bad Decisions’ (INTERVIEW)

Twenty-seven years, twelve albums, five EPs & several live recordings. If you haven’t heard of Clutch by now, you’ve been missing out for a long, long time. A hybrid of punk, hardcore and rock & ...

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Def Leppard & Journey Land In New Orleans & Roll Out Big Choruses & Nostalgic Thrills (SHOW REVIEW/PHOTOS)

New Orleans hosted two big headlining bands in one night when the Def Leppard/Journey tour landed in the Louisiana city on Monday night [August 27] and rocked it to the ceiling of the Smoothie King ...

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Vocal Dynamo Dorothy Talks New LP ’28 Days in The Valley’ & Gears Up For Tour With Greta Van Fleet (INTERVIEW)

For an artist like Dorothy Martin, whose latest album, 28 Days In The Valley, is a to-the-bone rawness synchronized to bluesy psychedelic swirls of grungy guitars and naked emotional exasperations, being honest is what makes ...

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Joe Ely Lets His Lubbock Timbre Do The Talking at Red Dragon Listening Room (SHOW REVIEW)

Legendary Texas troubadour Joe Ely left his roadhouse blues at home when he visited Baton Rouge’s Red Dragon Listening Room on Saturday night (08-04-18) and let his Lubbock timbre and slick fingerpicking do all the ...

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Midge Ure of Ultravox Talks Highly Influential Career & Current Tour With Paul Young (INTERVIEW)

To paraphrase the singer, if you don’t know what a Midge Ure is, you’ll find out soon enough. A virtual musical god in the UK, Midge Ure is the voice behind some of Ultravox’s biggest ...

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Jake Shimabukuro’s Mission To Make The Ukulele Cool (INTERVIEW)

If you still think the ukulele is not cool, then you haven’t heard it in the hands of Jake Shimabukuro. One minute it can sound like a lush lullaby, like the waves hitting the shores ...

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Cheap Trick Live! Things You Can Always Count On & More – Hall of Famers Rock New Orleans’ Saenger Theatre (SHOW REVIEW)

We have a salutation down here in New Orleans during Mardi Gras, “Hail Rex.” It’s because Rex is THE MAN, he reigns over the festival season therefore his appearance is awaited with high anticipation. The ...

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