Reviewing Nickelback in honour of pot-lovin’, hard-rock musicians from Alberta

photo by Luke Seagrave ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, OCT. 31, 2002 By Steve Newton For more than 10 years I rented a dumpy old house near 58th and Main that was known as the Rock Palace because of the all-night rock-’n’-roll parties held there. The best thing about those cop-attended bashes was when … Continue reading Reviewing Nickelback in honour of pot-lovin’, hard-rock musicians from Alberta

A man named Stick leads Red Deer transplants Mad Duck on the hard-rock trail

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, AUG. 22, 1991 Country superstar k.d. lang did hard time in the schools of Red Deer, Alberta, but the town hasn’t exactly spawned a host of well-known recording artists. However, if a singer-guitarist by the name of Stick has anything to say about it, his band will put the … Continue reading A man named Stick leads Red Deer transplants Mad Duck on the hard-rock trail

Giving the Nuge rabbit ears while eating an apple

By Steve Newton This is one of my fave alltime backstage snapshots, courtesy longtime Georgia Straight concert photographer Kevin Statham. I was backstage at a 1991 Damn Yankees show at Vancouver's Pacific Coliseum, with a couple of my buddies, including "Honest" Todd Salive (in the Mad Duck shirt) and Terry "Terr Bear" Cave, the former … Continue reading Giving the Nuge rabbit ears while eating an apple