I think this new live Journey CD/DVD is something to be excited about. Even though we all miss the one and only Steve Perry as frontman, for the last ten years Arnel Pineda has done a fabulous job singing all the songs, sounding incredibly like Perry, and hitting all the high notes. Moreover, the band … Continue reading Journey Live! New CD and DVD!→
Whether you are a fan or not, you won’t want to miss this — it’s something very rare, in fact, the only one of its kind. It’s not only a show about Bruce Springsteen’s life, it’s about all of our lives. And if you let yourself relax into it you will have an incredible cathartic … Continue reading SPRINGSTEEN ON BROADWAY — NETFLIX A Must See!→
I am a HUGE, HUGE, Byrds fan. So I am especially excited that Byrds co-founders Roger McGuinn and Chris Hillman will celebrate the 50th anniversary release of the Sweetheart Of The Rodeo album by performing that landmark work in its entirety at a series of upcoming concerts. Roger and Chris will be backed by Marty … Continue reading Byrds Reunion — Rejoice!!→
The first time many of us heard about David Gilmour’s overly generous philanthropy was in 2002 when he sold his beautiful London home for approximately four million pounds and handed the cash straight to Crisis, a British charity supporting the homeless. That blew a lot of people’s minds. Turns out that David had been giving … Continue reading David Gilmour Guitar Auction Reveals A Lot About The Man→
This is a headline that I could not have, and would not have written a year ago. I haven’t been good with the getting older thing—not for a long time. I am guessing that many of you can relate. But this year some major events took place that really turned my head around and I … Continue reading If This Is Turning 70, I’m In!→
Ann Wilson is a serious rocker through and through and always has been. Anyone who has been to a Heart show knows this. But I believe during the band’s storied career that their overall image, much like Journey or Billy Joel’s, has been a bit misconstrued to seem like they are more pop than rock. … Continue reading Ann Wilson, Immortal – A Vocal Tour De Force→
The early 70’s in the music business seemed like one long party. It’s not that we didn’t do our jobs, it’s just that everything seemed very loose and carefree while we were doing them. We worked hard for sure, but then there would be an afternoon game of bowling in the hallway — stuff like … Continue reading Early 70’s Music Biz Hiring — Pretty Amusing!→
Over the years I have been amazed at how many top-notch celebrity actors there are who want to be rock stars, as if the acting and celebrity is not enough to totally fulfill them. Is the power of the music from the 60’s, the artists it spawned, and/or the subsequent education about our original great … Continue reading Actors Who Want To Be Rock Stars – Why?→
Paul Rappaport ("Rap") is a legendary music business veteran of 40 years. (He is not a cowboy!).
Paul is best known for his 33 year career at Columbia Records where he became a Sr. VP and played a pivotal role in the careers of Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen, Pink Floyd, The Rolling Stones, Alice In Chains, Billy Joel, Elvis Costello, Journey, and so [more]
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