Steve Newton It was one of the biggest thrills of my 37 years of rock writing to chat with Steve Cropper for the first time last month. He’s recorded and […]
By Steve Newton There some tunes that just grab you by the heart with their simple beauty and honesty and, if you’re lucky, maybe a wailing Les Paul guitar. “Soulshine” […]
By Steve Newton I can’t believe I opened for Corey Hart today! Okay, it wasn’t like I warmed up the audience for the “Sunglasses at Night” guy on his Back […]
By Steve Newton Machine Head still rules. 20. “And the Address” (Shades of Deep Purple, 1968) 19. “Flight of the Rat” (Deep Purple in Rock, 1970) 18. “Lay Down, Stay […]
By Steve Newton One thing you had to love about Lemmy Kilmister–apart from his brain-rattling music–was how good he was at being himself. He wasn’t the type to put on […]
By Steve Newton I interviewed guitar legend Steve Cropper last week, in advance of his gig with Dave Mason in Vancouver this Wednesday, and man was I psyched about that. […]
By Steve Newton Way back in July of 1993 I did my first interview with Dick Dale, the pioneering surf-rock guitarist who passed away two nights ago. I chatted with […]
By Steve Newton Guitar legend Dick Dale has passed away. Here’s my interview with him from 2000.
By Steve Newton The unconfirmed reports circulating earlier today have now been confirmed: Dick Dale, the legendary guitarist whose finger-bleeding fretting style inspired countless guitarists, has died at 81. Dale’s […]
By Steve Newton Back in ’89 I did the first of my five interviews with Gord Downie of the Tragically Hip. He was the coolest.