For a few glorious years in the 1980s, Ivan Doroschuk and Men Without Hats, his band of bros—fraternal and otherwise—were probably the biggest musical sensation to have ever come out of Montreal. Sure, it might be difficult to fathom now, but at the time these guys were bigger than April Wine, Walter Rossi, Teaze and […]
What you’ll find here are film reviews and previously published articles about various bands and artists, as well as some of the interviews with public figures that I’ve conducted over the years for a lengthy series of publications. When possible, I’ll be digging through my archives to post the entire text of these interviews, the complete transcriptions, so instead of the 1000 or so words they were originally whittled down in order to address the physical space concerns of print media, many of these highly candid and insightful conversations are now being published in their entirety for the very first time.
Also in this section, given I still have lots of high-profile friends and have either hung or rubbed shoulders with many a celebrity in my time, I’ll soon start posting first person anecdotes about some of the experiences I’ve had with a few of these people; Debbie Harry, Andy Warhol, William Burroughs Jr., The Ramones, Joan Jett, Ian Astbury, Johnny Thunders, Meatloaf, Leslie West, ‘Stuttering’ John Menendez, Keith Richards and Mick Jagger among them.
Six troubled years in the making, End of the Century: The Story of the Ramones is the definitive history of the punk band that was destined for fame and fortune but ended up mostly dead. It’s only been said about a million times before, but please indulge me while I say it for the millionth and […]