Album review: Chaka Khan, I Feel For You (1985)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 13, 1985 By Steve Newton Like Tina Turner and Patti Austin, Chaka Khan is one of those commanding vocalists who--no matter how great a song is--always make their singing the best thing about it. Chaka Khan has been making beautiful music for many years now, both on her … Continue reading Album review: Chaka Khan, I Feel For You (1985)

Former Metal Queen Lee Aaron says you can’t build a career on a pretty face

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 24, 1991 By Steve Newton Although Toronto’s Lee Aaron has been a fixture on the Canadian music scene since the early ’80s, her first taste of substantial commercial success didn’t come until her 1990 album, Bodyrock. It’s been a long road, but the 29-year-old singer—who plays 86 Street … Continue reading Former Metal Queen Lee Aaron says you can’t build a career on a pretty face

My first and last interview with fallen guitar hero Gary Moore

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, FEB. 13, 2011 By Steve Newton It was exactly one week ago today that the awful news started to get around: Irish guitar legend Gary Moore had been found dead in a Spanish hotel room. A post-mortem the next day revealed that the 58-year-old rocker had passed away in his sleep, … Continue reading My first and last interview with fallen guitar hero Gary Moore