Canadian blues-roots great Colin Linden is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 15, 1993 By Steve Newton When major-label recording artists do interviews to promote a new release, they usually go on about how it’s the best one they’ve ever made, how making it sapped all the artistic energy their souls could muster—that sort of thing. Then there’s Colin Linden, … Continue reading Canadian blues-roots great Colin Linden is one of the nicest guys you’ll ever meet

Hammerbox rides the second wave of the Seattle rock explosion with Numb

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 15, 1993 By Steve Newton The moment I got my hands on the the new Hammerbox release, Numb, I became an instant fan. Later on, I would actually play the music—a brash blend of ’90s alternative guitar-rock and frenzied ’70s punk—and become even more of a devotee, but … Continue reading Hammerbox rides the second wave of the Seattle rock explosion with Numb

Lindsay Mitchell recalls the Summer of Love with the cocky Seeds of Time

photo by Roger Stomperud ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 16, 1992 “This ain’t the Garden of Eden There ain’t no angels above And things ain’t what they used to be And this ain’t the summer of love.” —Blue Oyster Cult   There never will be another summer of love, at least not the … Continue reading Lindsay Mitchell recalls the Summer of Love with the cocky Seeds of Time

You can’t believe everything you read in a girlie magazine

photo by rebecca blissett ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MAY 20, 2013 By Steve Newton "I don't believe Fleetwood Mac will ever tour again," drummer Mick Fleetwood told Playboy last year, dashing the concert hopes of diehard '70s soft-rock fans everywhere. But as seen as Rogers Arena last night, you can't believe everything you read in … Continue reading You can’t believe everything you read in a girlie magazine