U2 pays homage to Michael Hutchence and the Commodore in Vancouver

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 19, 2001 By Steve Newton Talk about a coincidence! Two hours before heading out to see U2 at GM Place last Friday (April 13), I was watching The Simpsons, the episode in which Homer runs for sanitary commissioner of Springfield because he doesn’t like taking out his own … Continue reading U2 pays homage to Michael Hutchence and the Commodore in Vancouver

Chili Peppers bass god Flea won’t answer to Mr. Ugly Stinky

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 11, 1996 By Steve Newton That Flea guy is a real character. For my phone interview with the Red Hot Chili Peppers’ wildman bassist, I was instructed to call and ask for Mr. Ugly Stupid, the moniker Flea goes by when he’s on the road. But I started … Continue reading Chili Peppers bass god Flea won’t answer to Mr. Ugly Stinky

Queen and Paul Rodgers rock Vancouver

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, APRIL 20, 2006 What an awesome heavy-metal band Queen used to be. What, you didn't know Queen used to be an awesome heavy-metal band? Maybe it's not common knowledge. It guess it helps if you were a hard rock-crazed, Circus-reading teen back in '73 when the British quartet's self-titled debut LP … Continue reading Queen and Paul Rodgers rock Vancouver