Tag Archives: KISS

Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Eric Spitznagel, author of Old Records Never Die: One Man’s Quest for his Vinyl & His Past

What might possess a person to go looking for their old records? The very same copy of Slippery When Wet that Heather scrawled her phone number on in high school, that Replacements Let it Be from college that still smells … Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Ace Frehley Talks Sobriety, Space Travel & Making Peace with KISS

The first time I saw KISS was around second or third grade, just after my parents had split. I went to a K-12 school out in the sticks and there was a senior named Tony Gilley who wore a purple … Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: The Return of Eddie Trunk

He’s the official ambassador of all things rock and metal; articulate, approachable, the author of not one but two sources of required reading in the form of Eddie Trunk’s Essential Hard Rock & Heavy Metal Vol. I & II. Jamie Blaine catches up with Trunk on the eve of his return to VH1 for the 14th season of That Metal Show, dishing on Axl & Slash, Def Leppard, reunions, and who, but who, is gonna fill the shoes of the rock and metal giants who still walk among us? Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Scott Ian of Anthrax

Anthrax frontman and rock memoirist Scott Ian is definitely The Man, and he’s got The Stories. In advance of his rock and roll tell-all, still-going-strong Scott opens up to our own J.M. Blaine about time spent with Run DMC, Metallica, Public Enemy, and KISS, among others. Continue reading

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Seven Things We Don’t Care About This Week: Scotland Edition

If it’s not Scottish, it’s crap. Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: A Conversation with Legendary Rock & Roll Journalist Lisa Robinson

Rock scribe Lisa Robinson walked among the giants – Springsteen, Jagger, Michael Jackson, Eminem, Gaga – and not only lived to tell the tale, she wrote about it all, using unprecedented access to bring readers cheek-to-cheek with pop icons. In this interview, our very own J.M. Blaine turns the tables on Robinson, giving us a peek into her long-anticipated memoir There Goes Gravity. They dish on everything from Jagger’s tacky shoes to Stevie Nicks’ cocaine blues. And much more. Continue reading

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Popped Culture #2: The Album You’d Give Anything to Hear Again for the First Time

Each of the Weeklings editors respond to a single pop culture question in this wildly popular parlor game that only has one rule: sheer brute honesty. Continue reading

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Monday Rock City: Get in the (Mini)Van: Interview with Canadian Rock Scribe Brent Jensen

JM Blaine talks to Canadian rock journalist Brent Jensen about his self-published memoir, his wince-inducing encounter with Gene Simmons and his cross-country drive with a former roadie for Poison. Continue reading

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Sunday Sermon – The Kiss

“..And he had power to give life unto the image of the beast, that the image of the beast should both speak, and cause that as many as would not worship the merging of image and text defining a new form of communication should be killed…” Continue reading

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