Hal Lindes on joining Dire Straits, performing for royalty, and not writing like Mark Knopfler

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 6, 1984 By Steve Newton Stepping out of nowhere into one of the world's most popular and critically acclaimed bands would be a momentous move for any rock musician--and probably a scary one as well. Especially if the member you were hoping to replace was the band leader's … Continue reading Hal Lindes on joining Dire Straits, performing for royalty, and not writing like Mark Knopfler

Red Rider releases Neruda, Tom Cochrane rails against “trendy bullshit”

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 15, 1983 By Steve Newton Red Rider plays the Commodore Ballroom Tuesday, April 19. I spoke to the group's lead vocalist and songwriter Tom Cochrane over the phone from Toronto last Monday. I understand your group had a bus accident in the Rocky Mountains not long ago. Well … Continue reading Red Rider releases Neruda, Tom Cochrane rails against “trendy bullshit”