Memories of Live Aid

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Live Aid was held on July 13, 1985

Today is the anniversary of Live Aid, the historic benefit concert for African famine relief that occurred in London and Philadelphia in 1985. I watched the whole thing, calling in sick to my job doing flower deliveries. The event was carried on broadcast television in […]

Daniel Lanois' Fascinating "Soul Mining"

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Lanois' first solo album, 1989's Acadie (Opal/WB)

As a longtime fan of Daniel Lanois, the now-legendary producer and guitarist, I am pleased to recommend his recent autobiography Soul Mining: A Musical Life. The book is so detailed and revealing of how he helped create some of the best music of our generation, it […]

Re-Thinking Brian Eno

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Brian Eno‘s recent comments about Israel are forcing me to reevaluate my support of one of my favorite artist/producers. My introduction to his music and philosophies about ten years later was through the Talking Heads albums he produced. I have been an ardent fan since, but the following political statements have forced me to […]

All Access Launches Adult Rock Initiative with John Schoenberger

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AllAccess.com's structure/info and Schoenberger's attitude/history is a winning combination

Congrats to our friend John Schoenberger, who has just joined the music and radio industry trade site AllAccess.com as Triple A (or Adult Rock) editor. John has a long history in the adult rock area, beginning as a promotion guy, then as an editor […]

U2 and Spider-Man on Broadway: "Turn off the Dark"

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I’m not excited about seeing Spider-Man on Broadway. The music will no doubt be an improvement on the 70s Spider-Man album and the Superman play, but is it necessary? It is set to open in February 2010, tickets are going on sale in June. A lot can happen between now and then, namely, the […]