Issues with Bob Rock and Sharon Osbourne leave the Quireboys Bitter Sweet & Twisted

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MAY 27, 1993 After Bob Rock hit the big time by producing Motley Crue’s No. 1 album, Dr. Feelgood—and then accomplished the incredible feat of making former thrash-masters Metallica a mainstream rock-radio fave—it seemed the Vancouver producer could do no wrong. And although Rock’s reputation as a producer with … Continue reading Issues with Bob Rock and Sharon Osbourne leave the Quireboys Bitter Sweet & Twisted

Quireboys pride themselves on “proper” rock ‘n’ roll

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 19, 1990 By Steve Newton There are some bands out there that are just made to play in bars—they have that certain something that demands you sip a frosty cold one while wallowing in their raucous boogie noise. The Beat Farmers are one of those, the Georgia Satellites … Continue reading Quireboys pride themselves on “proper” rock ‘n’ roll

Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are hooked on playing weddings

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 17, 2005 By Steve Newton Some rock bands think it's cool to sell out hockey rinks and football stadiums, but if you ask Spike-lead singer for Me First and the Gimme Gimmes-he'll claim that there's no live setting quite like a bar mitzvah. Of course, it helps if you're blasting … Continue reading Me First and the Gimme Gimmes are hooked on playing weddings