Kix guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe discusses the legacy and 35th Anniversary remix of “Midnite Dynamite”

During an episode of Vh1 Classic’s “That Metal Show” in 2013, Brian “Damage” Forsythe was asked by host Eddie Trunk to name a song that he wished he had written and he responded with “Tumbling Dice” by The Rolling Stones. His answer was enlightening, because he gave the viewer a glimpse into where his true … Continue reading Kix guitarist Brian “Damage” Forsythe discusses the legacy and 35th Anniversary remix of “Midnite Dynamite”

Robert Berry leaves a lasting ‘Third Impression’ on 3’s legacy

When 3.2’s “Third Impression” was completed last year, Robert Berry’s feelings were bittersweet. On the one hand, he was excited to share his latest project with the world. On the other, he knew that there was no more Keith Emerson material to draw from and that the 32-year story of their collaboration had reached its … Continue reading Robert Berry leaves a lasting ‘Third Impression’ on 3’s legacy

Collective Chemistry: Rising LA trio LEVARA set to drop self-titled debut on May 14

Being a music journalist is a dirty job, but somebody has to do it. Since 2009, that somebody has been me, but the demoralizing state of discourse in 2021 has me questioning whether or not there is any value in continuing. People say they want the truth, but what they really want is to be … Continue reading Collective Chemistry: Rising LA trio LEVARA set to drop self-titled debut on May 14

Analog Girl In a Digital World: A Conversation with Songwriter/Guitarist Arielle

As someone whose adolescence was defined by a nagging sense of having been born in the wrong time, hearing the title track to Arielle’s ninth studio album, “Analog Girl In a Digital World,” and then speaking with her for the first time felt as if I had discovered a kindred spirit. She had an affinity … Continue reading Analog Girl In a Digital World: A Conversation with Songwriter/Guitarist Arielle

Greetings from Tel Aviv: A Conversation with Blues Guitar Slinger Andy Watts

If you’re a fan of the blues, you owe it to yourself to get acquainted with the work of Israeli guitar slinger Andy Watts. He’s performed with legends such as Johnny Winter, Joe Louis Walker, and Kenny Neal while simultaneously carrying the torch for a music scene in Tel Aviv that has proven to be … Continue reading Greetings from Tel Aviv: A Conversation with Blues Guitar Slinger Andy Watts

The Cosby Conundrum

Before Netflix released “Pieces of a Woman” earlier this month, the idea that the film’s impact would be stultified by the latest allegations of abuse against Shia LaBeouf was already being floated about by publications that should know better than to dignify the hive’s inability to separate the art from the artist. But that’s where … Continue reading The Cosby Conundrum