Breaking Up With The Band

Johnathan Hales

Johnathan Hales used to play in a band before they kicked him out for being an asshole. He reflects on the failed relationship and what he has learned.

Crowdfunding For Family


Chasing a dream in order to live a passion …

Who Is Your Favorite Rock and Roll Lead Singer?


It’s easy to imagine that Van Halen would have been a lot more stable if Eddie sang as well as he played guitar….

Saying Goodbye to Lou Reed and His Rock and Roll Heart


Tim O’Connor says that Lou Reed provided us with brutal truths, but ugly and beautiful, as well as lifelong lesson about writing.

Lucky are the Children Who Think and Rock for Themselves

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John Espinosa Nelson explains why these young men absolutely rock, and in more ways than one.

What Can You Learn From a Rock Star Dad?

Eye Empire lead singer Donald Carpenter on the challenges of balancing work as a rock star with family.

Waitin’ on a Sunny Day


On my PTSD, a Bruce Springsteen concert, and how I have to learn to open up in order to heal.

Food is the New Rock & Roll


Do you want to rebel against the establishment? Do you want to make a statement? Do it with your food.

The Day Mrs. Ryan Broke Up Our Rock and Roll Band


In August, 1976, five kids from Northeast Philly were going to be the heroes who saved Rock and Roll.

Rush and the Limits of Immortality


In 1987, CJ Kaplan saw Rush for the first time. Twenty-five years later, he brought his son along for the ride.

Shock Proof


Rock icon Alice Cooper isn’t as devious as his image would lead you to believe—and he’s OK with you knowing that

Top 10 Most Recognizable Opening Piano Chords of All Time

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Jamie Reidy reveals his Top 10 most recognizable Opening Piano/Keyboard Chords in Rock-n-Roll.

Mom Was A Groupie


Mark Ellis talks about the devoted, clinging women he’s sought out his whole life, and how that behavior was modeled for him growing up.

Top 10 Most Recognizable Opening Guitar Riffs of All-time

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Jamie Reidy reveals his list of Rock-n-Roll’s Top 10 Most Recognizable Opening Guitar Riffs.

Levon Helm (1940-2012): “The sun’s gonna shine/ Through the shadows/ When I go away”


Legendary R&R drummer and singer Levon Helm is gone. Jesse Kornbluth reflects on the man behind The Band.

Where Are All The Asian-American Rockers?

Mike Shinoda, Chester Bennington, Tak Matsumoto, Koshi Inaba

Jamie Reidy wonders if there is as much racial prejudice within Rock & Roll as there is in basketball.