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)

Prairie Prince on “She’s a Beauty” and what sets the Tubes apart from the rest of the bands

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 5, 1983 By Steve Newton The Tubes will be opening for Peter Gabriel and David Bowie at this Tuesday's big concert in The Dome. I reached the band's drummer Prairie Prince over the phone in Toronto recently and asked him about their new album, current stage show, and … Continue reading Prairie Prince on “She’s a Beauty” and what sets the Tubes apart from the rest of the bands

My one and only interview with Canadian guitar great Gaye Delorme

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 27, 1990 By Steve Newton Gaye Delorme would have been a good choice for one of those old American Express commercials, where some faceless celebrity says, “Do you recognize me? Not many people do...” before his famous name pops up, imprinted on the credit card. Problem is, Gaye … Continue reading My one and only interview with Canadian guitar great Gaye Delorme

Guitar idol Don Alder finds one fan at a time

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 14, 2012 By Steve Newton Not long after turning 16, Don Alder went flying out of the back of a rolling pickup truck in Williams Lake, but managed to survive the incident unscathed. Not so his teenage buddy Rick Hansen: paralyzed in the crash, he’d go on to become the … Continue reading Guitar idol Don Alder finds one fan at a time