Late British Deejay John Peel’s Legendary Radio Sessions Are Findable Again
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Late British Deejay John Peel’s Legendary Radio Sessions Are Findable Again

Late British Deejay John Peel’s Legendary Radio Sessions Are Findable Again by Brad Balfour Back when I was a rebel-rock whippersnapper, the British/UK scene – and by association, that meant Ireland and Scotland as well – were considered pop culture highlands that one wanted to visit and climb. Going to England was the idea; to … Continue reading

Jaan Uhelszki – Creem Rising to the Top
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Jaan Uhelszki – Creem Rising to the Top

Jaan Uhelszki Creem Rising to the Top By Jay S. Jacobs “America’s Only Rock ‘N’ Roll Magazine.” That’s a pretty brash statement. A little defiant. Perhaps even a touch naïve. That’s why the catchphrase fit the legendary rock mag Creem – the magazine was proudly all of those things. Born in Detroit in the late … Continue reading

Russ Giguere of The Association – Words He Uses to Describe…
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Russ Giguere of The Association – Words He Uses to Describe…

Russ Giguere of The Association Words He Uses to Describe… by Jay S. Jacobs In the introduction to his new autobiography Along Comes the Association, long-time band member Russ Giguere good-naturedly explains to the reader who exactly he is and why he felt the need to write about his life in The Association. It is … Continue reading

Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)
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Once Were Brothers: Robbie Robertson and The Band (A PopEntertainment.com Movie Review)

ONCE WERE BROTHERS: ROBBIE ROBERTSON AND THE BAND Featuring Robbie Robertson, Ronnie Hawkins, Dominique Robertson, Jonathan Taplin, John Simon, Elliott Landy, David Geffen, Bruce Springsteen, Eric Clapton, Martin Scorsese, Van Morrison, Peter Gabriel, Taj Mahal, Jann Wenner, George Semkiw, Grant Smith, John Hammond, Jimmy Vivino, Bill Scheele, John Scheele, Larry Campbell and archival footage of … Continue reading

Squeeze – The Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE – February 22, 2020 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Squeeze – The Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE – February 22, 2020 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Squeeze – The Grand Opera House – Wilmington, DE – February 22, 2020 Squeeze touched down in Wilmington for only the second show of their “Songbook 2020” US Tour, but they already felt like a well-oiled machine. And what a songbook it is – Squeeze head honchos, singers and songwriters (and the only original members … Continue reading

Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom
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Dexter Fletcher – Director Taps into Elton John’s Life to Make Rocketman a Real-Life Musical Fantasy and Garner the Master Musician An Oscar Nom

by Brad Balfour Thanks to director Dexter Fletcher, Elton John’s successes and travails are transformed into the mega-pop star’s redemption song through the film Rocketman. Born Reginald Kenneth Dwight on March 25th, 1947, Elton went from being a shy child prodigy to outrageous stardom and survived. This English singer / songwriter / pianist / composer … Continue reading

Greta van Fleet – The Met – Philadelphia, PA – December 29, 2019 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)
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Greta van Fleet – The Met – Philadelphia, PA – December 29, 2019 (A PopEntertainment.com Concert Review)

Greta van Fleet – The Met – Philadelphia, PA – December 29, 2019 Greta Van Fleet Completes Triumphant Year, Wowing Crowd in Philly Greta Van Fleet hit the Met in Philadelphia for the first of two make-up shows to conclude a year of worldwide touring. The show made up for any delay and put an … Continue reading

The Cure 40 Live (A PopEntertainment.com Music Video Review)
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The Cure 40 Live (A PopEntertainment.com Music Video Review)

THE CURE 40 LIVE (2019) Featuring Robert Smith, Simon Gallup, Roger O’Donnell, Jason Cooper and Reeves Gabrels. Directed by Nick Wickham and Tim Pope. Distributed by Eagle Rock Entertainment. 280 minutes. Not Rated. Are you ready to feel old? The Cure are over 40 years old. Here’s the proof – three glorious concert films (two … Continue reading

Trans-Siberian Orchestra – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like TSO Tour Season
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Trans-Siberian Orchestra – It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like TSO Tour Season

Trans-Siberian Orchestra It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like TSO Tour Season by Jay S. Jacobs There is a nip in the air, it’s getting dark earlier, the leaves are falling from the trees. You know what that means – it’s almost time for the annual Trans-Siberian Orchestra winter tour. A spectacle of sights, sounds, … Continue reading