Articles by: Leslie Michele Derrough

Blackberry Smoke Lights Up New Orleans’ House of Blues With Gutsy Rock & Blues (SHOW REVIEW)

There are two things you need to know about Blackberry Smoke: 1 – When they play a show anywhere near you, go. Do not hesitate, do not worry about the ticket price or what time ...

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Frank Hannon of Tesla Goes Solo With ‘From One Place To Another’ (INTERVIEW)

Frank Hannon wasn’t planning to do a record. He was setting out to improve his voice, challenge it, explore it in different ways. But a record is what he eventually found himself in the midst ...

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Anvil Goes 41 Years Strong With ‘Pounding The Pavement’ – An Interview With Lips

They are the band that would not die. Panned by critics but loved by fans and musicians alike, Anvil has had the last laugh in all the naysayers’ faces. After forty years and sixteen albums, ...

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Andy West of Dixie Dregs Talks Past, Present & Reunion Tour (INTERVIEW)

On February 28th, Clearwater, Florida, will be hosting a rocking show at their Capitol Theatre, as that’s the night the reunited original Dixie Dregs will hit the stage for the first time in forty years. ...

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The World of Joe Satriani: Satch Talks New LP ‘What Happens Next’, G3 Tour & Insecurities (INTERVIEW)

Joe Satriani is releasing his sixteenth solo album this month. That’s almost insane. But considering that Satriani seems to have an endless well of licks and melodies stored up in that brain of his, it’s ...

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Inara George Talks New LP ‘Dearest Everybody’, Guesting on Foo Fighters LP & Another Bird & The Bee Remastering The Classics (INTERVIEW)

If you’ve heard the single, “Young Adult,” from Inara George’s upcoming album, Dearest Everybody, you can tell that a lot has been on the mind of the wife and mother of three young children, and ...

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King Crimson/Foreigner Founding Member Ian McDonald Gels With New Band Honey West (INTERVIEW)

When best of the year lists start popping up in December, they are mostly filled up with well-known established artists and on-the-rise youngsters starting to make a big noise for themselves. Older musicians still out ...

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Byrds/Roots Legend Chris Hillman Shares All In Rare Extensive Interview

We have so many things to be thankful for that Tom Petty had done in his career and one of his last, most beautiful contributions was producing Chris Hillman’s new solo album, Bidin’ My Time. ...

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Black Sabbath’s Goes Out Big & Ominous With ‘The End’ (DVD REVIEW)

I was first introduced to Black Sabbath back in my early years of high school when I learned a guy I was smitten with loved the band. Prior to that, I’d kind of avoided their ...

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Jeff Pilson of Foreigner Completes 2017 40th Anniversary Tour (INTERVIEW

When it’s the last night of a year-long celebratory tour, the guys like to have a little bit of extra fun. So when Foreigner singer Kelly Hansen yells out, “I don’t have to save my ...

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