Album review: Bon Jovi, New Jersey (1988)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 21, 1988 By Steve Newton There are hundreds of hard rock bands out there that are just as good as Bon Jovi. Unfortunately for them, they don't have Bon Jovi's talent for coming up with tunes that are both radio-friendly and capable of hooking into the mass consciousness … Continue reading Album review: Bon Jovi, New Jersey (1988)

Alice Cooper tours with Trash, talks songwriting, horror, and ’70s rock

me and the Coop. I've still got that '80s leather jacket if anybody wants to buy it. the arms come off so it turns into a funky vest. kevin statham photo By Steve Newton Twenty-five years ago today--on January 18, 1990--Alice Cooper played Vancouver's Pacific Coliseum, touring behind his 18th studio album, Trash. It featured guest appearances … Continue reading Alice Cooper tours with Trash, talks songwriting, horror, and ’70s rock

Worshipped as a god, Joan Jett just likes seeing fans smile

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, FEB. 6, 1992 By Steve Newton When I mentioned I was going to be interviewing Joan Jett, one of my well-informed fellow workers said, “Well, be sure to ask her about the sect in California that worships her as a god.” So, when J.J. called from Minneapolis—in advance of … Continue reading Worshipped as a god, Joan Jett just likes seeing fans smile