Bill & Ted Face the Music

Bill (Alex Winter) and Ted (Keanu Reeves) are back together on the big screen for the first time in 29 years. Now grown up, middle-aged with wives and kids, their band, Wyld Stallyns, never quite took off like they were prophesied to. They soon meet a visitor from the future who’s actually Rufus’ (ya’ know,… Continue reading Bill & Ted Face the Music

Chris Shiflett

Back & Forth: With a Cali Punk Pedigree and a Longstanding Gig as Foo Fighters’ Lead Guitarist, Chris Shiflett is Now Being Hailed as a Rising Country Rocker For nearly 20 years, Chris Shiflett of the Foo Fighters has reigned as one of the last gun-slinging lead guitarists standing in mainstream rock. As a West… Continue reading Chris Shiflett

Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold

Dave Grohl has always been somewhat annoying. That is, if you’re smart enough to see through his fake facade he puts up for people. Grohl likes to pay lip service to his supposed punk rock and DIY roots whenever it’s convenient for him, whenever it makes him look good, but most of the time he’s… Continue reading Foo Fighters – Concrete and Gold

Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – Unvarnished

Joan Jett may have a reputation, but it’s not necessarily for fashioning solid albums that maintain a consistent quality from side one needle drop to side two inner groove. In fact, aside from greatest hits packages, to my ears her best album is Flashback, a 1993 compilation of rare recordings that is simply killer (her… Continue reading Joan Jett & the Blackhearts – Unvarnished

Bl’ast – Blood!

The late 1980s was an odd time for Santa Cruz, California based Bl’ast! The band was playing an evolved variant of hardcore while the bulk of the other bands that had started out as hardcore were moving on to either speed metal or college rock. To further complicate matters, Bl’ast!’s second album, It’s In My… Continue reading Bl’ast – Blood!