Bono dedicates new tune to old friend Michael Hutchence as U2 elevates Vancouver

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, APRIL 19, 2001 By Steve Newton Talk about a coincidence! Two hours before heading out to see U2 at GM Place last Friday (April 13), I was watching The Simpsons, the episode in which Homer runs for sanitary commissioner of Springfield because he doesn’t like taking out his own … Continue reading Bono dedicates new tune to old friend Michael Hutchence as U2 elevates Vancouver

Wacky NRBQ celebrates the phenomenon of the tap-dancing bats

ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, FEB. 24, 2000 By Steve Newton If there were such a thing as the Illustrated Dictionary of Pop-Rock, you could probably look up the word whimsical and see a picture of Toronto’s clown princes of pop, the Barenaked Ladies. Or maybe not. Nowadays that spot may be filled by … Continue reading Wacky NRBQ celebrates the phenomenon of the tap-dancing bats

Judas Priest debuts new hit single “Respecting the Law” on The Simpsons

Okay, so I lied. Judas Priest did not debut its new hit single "Respecting the Law" on The Simpsons last night. But it did rock the World's Best Animated Show with a 17-second parody of its 1980 hit single "Breaking the Law". The episode was about Internet piracy, and Rob Halford and the boys set up on the deck … Continue reading Judas Priest debuts new hit single “Respecting the Law” on The Simpsons