Juvenilia is the Star Wars prequels of the music geek universe.
KISS is out on the road for their “we really mean it this time” farewell tour, and lead singer Paul Stanley is under fire. For years both fans and detractors have noted […]
I wrote an edible Thanksgiving playlist for a website a few years ago, but it’s not mine anymore.
Quick question: Do you believe that Bruce Springsteen is Bruce Springsteen? What about Gene Simmons — do you believe that he’s a fire breathing demon? Does it even matter? I mean, it’s […]
KISS’s sixth LP was the beginning of the end for the world’s biggest band. This was the last studio album recorded entirely by the original lineup, and the first featuring an Ace […]
The worst day of my writing life was attending a Kurt Vonnegut lecture entitled “How To Get A Job Like Mine.” Great title, right? I couldn’t wait for the big man to […]
The graphic design firm where Michael worked was located on downtown Los Angeles’s Traction Avenue. I’d never ventured downtown, much less on a Friday night. On the way I passed the Atomic […]
By the time KISS Alive II was released in 1977, the mighty KISS machine was essentially a money press. In three and a half short years, Casablanca Records managed to stuff the […]
Life settled into a pauper’s groove. I enjoyed Record Bar but the pay was terrible, so I tried to hustle up a better job wherever I could. The guy at the end […]
Some time ago, I sent off a revised version of this story to a small literary magazine. It’s not the greatest story, but it’s very unique: A Holocaust tale told in the […]