February 6, 2020

Throughout their history, Stone Temple Pilots have been, if nothing else, willing to eschew expectations of the band. With their first two albums, the band was widely perceived as, depending on the listener, the successors to or derivative of Nirvana and Pearl Jam. But...

January 11, 2020

Other than Cream, no power trio had more collective talent than Rush. The Canadian rock icons formed in 1968, when Geddy Lee and Alex Lifeson were in the their mid-teens, but they would truly become Rush when the late, great Neil Peart joined in '74.

Replacing...

December 26, 2019

Bruno Mars, courtesy of Kai Z. Feng/Atlantic Records

It is that time of the decade once again – a time in which we compile best-of lists to commemorate the last 10 years. And now, it is my honor to evaluate the top songs of the 2010s.

But unlike a conventional best-...

December 3, 2019

Van Halen, courtesy of Joe Bielawa/Wikimedia Commons

During an interview segment on “Jimmy Kimmel Live!,” the host was running through artists from a generation before Billie Eilish's birth. Though the 17-year-old was evidently familiar with Madonna, Eilish responded, “...

November 26, 2019

Drawing artistic inspiration from singers such as Sam Cooke and Marvin Gaye, Brian Owens is bringing something special to not only the St. Louis area, but far beyond. It's been a remarkably busy year for the Ferguson, Mo. resident, who recently returned from...

September 16, 2019

Ric Ocasek may have been the most important rock and roll frontman of the late-1970s/early-1980s new wave movement. The Cars combined the pop chops of Blondie or Duran Duran with the eccentricity of Talking Heads or Devo, remaining cool enough for the artsy crowd and i...

August 28, 2019

For the latest episode of our podcast, John Fleming was joined by original Oasis drummer Tony McCarroll. His drumming on "Definitely Maybe" helped give the album its raw, driving sound – it would be the only full album he played on with the band.

McCarroll was there in...

August 19, 2019

Photo courtesy of Will Fresch/Wikimedia Commons 

This month marks the 25th anniversary of the release of “Definitely Maybe,” my favorite album ever. This isn’t to say that Oasis’s debut is the best album ever, but it is the one which most spoke to me.

I wa...

August 15, 2019

36 years after The Alarm's "Sixty Eight Guns" reached number 17 on the U.K. Singles Chart, Mike Peters, frontman, is still celebrating milestones. Earlier this year, the Welsh rocker was awarded an MBE by the sovereign of the United Kingdom for his commitment to cancer...

July 5, 2019

For the latest episode of our podcast, Andy Ruzicka caught up with Hays Ragsdale, frontman for The Prescriptions, before the band's recent show at Delmar Hall, which was headlined by John Paul White (formerly of The Civil Wars).

Earlier this year, the band had only plan...

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