Monthly Archives: October 2020

Alice Cooper for President

By Steve Beard Like psychotic clockwork every four years, legendary shock rocker Alice Cooper has once again tossed his top hat into the center ring and is running for President of the United States. Running on the Wild Party ticket, … Continue reading

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Water is Life

“WATER IS LIFE,” THE WOMEN SING. At 4:30 a.m., it is pitch black in the village of Mzira in Malawi. In the early morning sky, the Southern Cross and the Big Dipper look bright enough to walk on. Dogs howl and … Continue reading

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Jack White saves the day – or at least SNL

By Stephen Thompson, NPR This week’s Saturday Night Live musical guest was supposed to be Morgan Wallen, before the country singer got himself disinvited. On Friday morning, SNL creator Lorne Michaels announced that Jack White — whose best-known band, The … Continue reading

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Eddie Van Halen, the Shredder Supreme, RIP

By Jon Pareles Eddie Van Halen played not just fast but hyperfast. He played loud. He was flashy, assertive and explosive, often interrupting one virtuosic display with an even showier screech or run or glissando. As the lead guitarist in … Continue reading

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