Aerosmith’s 20 best songs, from wicked to freakin’ awesome

By Steve Newton Clearly, the '70s stuff was best. 20. "Make It" (Aerosmith, 1973) 19. "Let the Music Do the Talking" (Done With Mirrors, 1985) 18. "Mama Kin" (Aerosmith, 1973) 17. "S.O.S. (Too Bad)" (Get Your Wings, 1974) 16. "Sick as a Dog" (Rocks, 1976) 15. "My Fist Your Face" (Done With Mirrors, 1985) 14. … Continue reading Aerosmith’s 20 best songs, from wicked to freakin’ awesome

Album review: Aerosmith, Honkin’ on Bobo (2004)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 8, 2004 By Steve Newton The concept behind Honkin’ on Bobo—of Boston hard-rock legends Aerosmith recording an all-blues album—is enough to get any fan of ’70s guitar-boogie in a lather. (And if it doesn’t, the CD booklet’s close-up shot of some babe’s sexy midriff with a harmonica stuffed … Continue reading Album review: Aerosmith, Honkin’ on Bobo (2004)

Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” chosen as the top heavy-metal song of all time

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, SEPT. 4, 2003 By Steve Newton Toronto-based music writer Martin Popoff is Canada’s top expert on heavy metal. Senior editor of metal mag Brave Words & Bloody Knuckles and author of The Collector’s Guide to Heavy Metal, the Trail, B.C.–raised Popoff certainly knows his stuff when it comes to … Continue reading Black Sabbath’s “Paranoid” chosen as the top heavy-metal song of all time