Album review: Ten Years After, About Time (1989)

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, NOV. 24, 1989 By Steve Newton After seeing Alvin Lee kicking royal (not to mention Steppenwolf's) butt at the Expo Theatre three years back, I was really hoping he'd get back on the recording scene and unleash some of his hurricane guitar licks for home consumption. I didn't expect … Continue reading Album review: Ten Years After, About Time (1989)

Rock Hall boneheads once again choose Chic over Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher, and Link Wray

By Steve Newton The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame apparently believes that Depeche Mode outrocks Johnny Winter, that Chic blows Rory Gallagher away, and that Joan Baez is more rock than Link Wray. Whatta buncha boneheads. Yep, Jann Wenner and his gaggle of dimwits at the Rock Hall have done it again, blindly ignoring three … Continue reading Rock Hall boneheads once again choose Chic over Johnny Winter, Rory Gallagher, and Link Wray

Newt’s Rock Hall inducts UFO, Robin Trower, Blue Oyster Cult, Mott the Hoople, and Ten Years After

By Steve Newton Tonight the much-maligned Rock and Roll Hall of Fame officially inducts Deep Purple, Cheap Trick, Steve Miller, Chicago, and, unbelievably, legendary rock 'n' rollers N.W.A. Now, this is better work than you commonly expect from the RRHOF, which, back in 2013, had the audacity to induct Cat Stevens instead of fellow nominee Link … Continue reading Newt’s Rock Hall inducts UFO, Robin Trower, Blue Oyster Cult, Mott the Hoople, and Ten Years After

Seventies guitar hero Alvin Lee of Ten Years After fame dies at 68

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, MARCH 6, 2013 It's a sad day for fans of British blues-rock, as guitar hero Alvin Lee--best known for his work with Ten Years After--has died. The following message was posted on his website today: With great sadness we have to announce that Alvin unexpectedly passed away early this morning after … Continue reading Seventies guitar hero Alvin Lee of Ten Years After fame dies at 68