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THE ROCK FILES

The first piece of writing for which I was paid was a review of Camper Van Beethoven's Key Lime Pie album. It ran in the Boston Phoenix in 1989. For the next 15 years, I threw myself into music journalism. Although I was an avid music fan, I was mainly driven by the fact that people would give me money to write. And write I did. I was a staff editor for the Musician's Guide to Touring and Promotion, Option Magazine, and Request Magazine. I was a columnist for the Boston Phoenix, a contributor to the Los Angeles Times, and over the years contributed to a library of music magazines that are mostly gone or now live on the internet: Rip, Smug, Reflex, MUSICIAN, Guitar, Alternative Press, Raygun, Huh, Bikini, B-Side, The Album Network, and even Rolling Stone. I also contributed to many websites that are lost in the ether: Blender, E! Online, VirginMega, Musician.com, Guitar.com, and several others that escape my memory. I wish I had printed out more of the online stories, but almost all my interview transcripts are intact, along with miscellaneous press materials. My policy as an interviewer was to keep conversing until the subject left the room or was dragged away by their publicist. Many of these transcripts are very long and quite amusing. I hope to find a home for them in a library archive somewhere.

A PERFECT CIRCLE (Maynard James Keenan and Billy Howerdel)

ALIEN SEX FIEND

ALICE COOPER

ANTHRAX

AGENT ORANGE

APOCALYPTICA

FORREST J. ACKERMAN (Famous Monsters of Filmland)

ANTHONY AUSGANG (artist)

ASH

1,000 MONA LISAS

APHEX TWIN

APARTMENT 26 Biff Butler (Geezer Butler’s son)

TONY ALVA (skateboarder/entrepreneur)

AIR

BABES IN TOYLAND

BAD RELIGION

BIG SANDY AND HIS FLY RITE BOYS

BJÖRK GODMUNDSDOTTIR

BLINK 182 (Partial transcript from Jon Wiederhorn)

BLUE AEROPLANES

BOW WOW WOW

BRIAN JONESTOWN MASSACRE

BULLET LA VOLTA

BUSINESS PEOPLE

Jan Klug, Ford Motor Co.; Pat Martin, KRXQ Sacramento; Luke Wood, Geffen/Dreamworks; Patricia Joseph, TVT/Wax Trax!; Happy Walters, Immortal Records; Tommy Steele, Capitol Records; Jonathan Poneman, SubPop; Harold Bronson, Rhino Records; Monte Conner, Roadrunner Records; John Hudson, Link Records; Maria Scheri, Tower Records buyer; Brent Rademaker; Robb Moore, 4AD Records; Ken Lovett, CD Connection; Kelly Rafuse, WERS Boston; David Hall, The Rathskeller; Galen Palmer, Nuggets Record Store; Wayne Isaak, A&M Records; Geoffrey Weiss, A& M Records; Andy French, A&M Records; Herb Belkin, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs; Phyllis Schwartz, Mobile Fidelity Sound Labs; Cary Baker, Capitol Records; Mike Gitter, Roadrunner Records; Jim Henke, Rock’n’Roll Hall of Fame

BIG WRECK

BB MAK

BARENAKED LADIES

JELLO BIAFRA

BIG CHIEF

BETTIE SERVEERT

BOSSTONES

BIG DIPPER

BUFFALO TOM

BUTTHOLE SURFERS

CARS & GUITARS exhibit at Peterson Automotive Museum

Bob Merlis, June 27, 2001, 5 pages

Billy Gibbons (ZZ TOP), June 27, 2001, 9 pages

NICK CAVE

GEORGE CLINTON (Parliament Funkadelic)

CLUB DJS

Little Walter, Oldies 103; Abdullah Shaikh, M-80 and Citi;

Tai (Tom Irwin), WFNX; Chris Ewen, Man Ray; Jide Max, Hub Club

COLLECTIVE SOUL

CORROSION OF CONFORMITY

THE CULT

CHUCK D

MARY CUTRUFELLO

CANDLEBOX

THE CUSTOMERS

CHEMLAB

CONCUSSION ENSEMBLE

COP SHOOT COP

LLOYD COLE

CREED

CRAZY TOWN

COLD

COAL CHAMBER

CHARLOTTE CHURCH

THE CARDIGANS

CITY OF HOPE (music in cancer therapy)

DEFTONES

BOSTON PHOENIX “DEMO DERBY” BANDS 1990-1993

Ant Farm, Stu Constantine

The Baldinos, Rob Reynolds

Augusta Furnace, Carol De Feciani

Black & Grey

Blister, Bill Ernesti

Bonesaw, “K”, undated, 13 pages

Brave New World, Brian Scott

Bug Juice, Matt Solomon

Bulkhead, Peter Ryan

The Buzzsaw Frisbees

Chuck, Noah Southall

Chuck, Joseph Peek

Crazy Alice, Jeff Ahern

Cul de Sac, Glenn Jones

Atomic Cafe, Ivan

D.D.T., Lisa Sirois and Noel McKenna

Dreams Made Flesh, Michael

Elephant Hips, Rob Johnson

The Feldmans, Roger and Steve

Heretix, Ray Lemieux

Hiding in Public, Bill Lee

Hot Box, Jerry Lehane

Jigglescreen, Richard Fortunato

Lotus Eaters, George

Malachite, Janet Egan

Mung, Pete Mulford

Nisi Period, Dave Yanolis

Opium Den, Annette Kramer

Pale Nephews, Rene Lyman

Prime Movers, Dennis McCarthy

Scatterfield, Dutche

Sob Story, Toby

Squid!, Scott Matalon

Tequila Mockingbird, John Beardsley

Think Tree, Peter Moore

The Tornado Brothers, Roald Wilson

Tribe, Janet LaValley

Tsunami Poets, Mike Germaine

Urbana, Abbey Aronson

Vindicators, Glen MacLeod

Zug Zug, Dan and Buzz Zug

THE DICKIES

DIE WARZAU

DEPRESSION, DRUGS, AND CREATIVITY (Option Magazine)

edited transcripts from different sources: Grant Hart, Lisa Germano, Vic Chesnutt, Valerie Agnew / Elizabeth (?), Norwood (Fish one?), Angelo (Fishbone), Mark Kozelek, Dave Mustaine. Plus articles and papers about performers and addiction.

JAKOB DYLAN (Wallflowers)

DUST FOR LIFE

DRAIN STH

THE DIXIE CHICKS

DEEP ELM RECORDS

DAMON & NAOMI (formerly Galaxie 500)

JACK DANGERS (Meat Beat Manifesto)

DINK

DISHWALLA

JOHN DOE (X)

DIVINYLS 

EAGLES

EL VEZ (Robert Lopez)

DANNY ELFMAN

ELEKTRA RECORDS

EVERCLEAR

EVE 6

ETHYL MEATPLOW

ELECTRIC ARTISTS MARKETING

FAMILY VALUES TOUR : LIMP BIZKIT. Wes Borland; ORGY, Amir Davidson; KORN, Brian Welch

FEAR FACTORY

FILTER

FLAMING LIPS

GRAND ROYAL RECORDS

LONN FRIEND (KNAC)

MARIANNE FATHFUL

FOR SQUIRRELS

FOR LOVE NOT LISA

FIREHOSE

THE FLIES

THE FLUID

THE FRONT

THE FLYS

ERIK FONTANEZ and Namele(s)2

FULL DEVIL JACKET

GARBAGE

GODSMACK

TOM GREEN

GUITARS IN THE ROUND: STANLEY JORDAN, TOM MORELLO, STEVE LUKATHER, STEVE VAI, JOE SATRIANI, TREVOR RABIN

Event presented by L.A. chapter of the Recording Academy, Musicians Institute, and Guitar Center. September 21, 2000.

GUSTER

GUANO APES

GOMEZ

GOLDFINGER

GODHEAD

GREEN JELLÖ

GREGG GINN

BEN HARPER

HEART

 

 

HEAVY METAL FEATURE:

Susan Silver, Susan Silver Mgmt.

Sean Yseult, White Zombie

Ann Wilson, Heart

Dave Jerden (producer)

Dave Wyndorf, Monster Magnet

Rob Halford, Judas Priest

Hiro Yamamoto, Truly/Soundgarden

Jim Baltutis, Warner Bros. Records

Linnea Nan (Warner)/E.J. Johantgen (Columbia)

Monte Conner, VP A&R, Roadrunner Records

Mike Dean, Corrosion of Conformity

Reed Mullin, Corrosion of Conformity

Greg Sorrels, Album Network magazine

Riki Rachtman (DJ)

Joey Ramone

Joan Jett and Andrew Kessler

Scott Ian and John Bush, Anthrax

Jonathan Davis, Korn,

Brian Slagel, Metal Blade Records

Gregg Steele, ZETA Miami

Concertgoers at Megadeth/Korn/Flotsam & Jetsam/Fear Factory sold out show Santa Monica Civic Center, August 12, 1995

Ozzy Osbourne fans, October 27, 1995

Closing comments from KNAC PD on last day

Chino Moreno/Stephen Cunningham, Deftones

Sebastian Bach, Skid Row

List of T-shirts sighted at COC/Monster Magnet concert: Jimi Hendrix, Bad Religion, Oasis, White Zombie, Megadeth, Dead Kennedys, Black Flag, Black Sabbath, Testament, Sepultura, Metallica, Smiths, Stay The F*ck Away From Me, Will Work For Beer, Loser [Not the Sub Pop variety]

HELMET

HIS NAME IS ALIVE

SAMMY HAGAR

BEBE HANSON (BECK HANSON’S MOTHER)

STEVE HECK

THE HUMPERS

THE HUSH

HIP YOUNG THINGS

HUMAN DRAMA

JULIANA HATFIELD

HUMAN SEXUAL RESPONSE

THE HOUSE OF LOVE

(HED) p.e.

INCUBUS

IRON MAIDEN

JOAN JETT / EVIL STIG / THE GITS

THE JACK RUBIES

JAWBOX

MICHAEL KAMEN (Producer)

KID ROCK

KITTIE

KMFDM

KORN

LENNY KRAVITZ

K’S CHOICE

KISS + TOPHER GRACE (taping of “That ‘70 s Show”)

RICHARD KADREY (author)

KENICKIE

KLOVER

L7

L7 AND LEMMY KILMISTER (MOTORHEAD)

THE LIVING END

LORDS OF ACID

LOCAL H

LIT

LINKIN PARK

LIMP BIZKIT

LIFEHOUSE

LUSH

L.U.N.G.S.

LOVE BATTERY

TRACI LORDS

LONG FIN KILLIE

BEN LEE and LEONA LEE (mother)

LUSCIOUS JACKSON

LONG BEACH DUB ALLSTARS

MACHINEHEAD

TODD MCFARLANE

MEGADETH

MELVINS

METAL MARKETING

Rob Schwartz, Chiat- Day Advertising; Corey Brennan, Roadrunner Records; Frank Wildhorn, composer/producer “Jekyl & Hyde”

METALLICA

MINISTRY

MONSTER MAGNET

MC5

MXPX

MUDVAYNE

MEKONS

MECCA NORMAL

MOUTH

MERCURY REV

MICHELLE MALONE

MONEY MARK,

MY LIFE WITH THE THRILL KILL KULT

MORPHINE

DAVE NAVARRO

THE NEGRO PROBLEM

THE NEATS

THE NEIGHBORHOODS

NEW MODEL ARMY

OASIS

OZZY OSBOURNE / BLACK SABBATH (Mike Bordin, Joe Holmes, Geezer Butler)

SYSTEM OF A DOWN

OUR LADY PEACE

PANTERA

P.O.D.

POWERMAN 5000

PRIMUS

PRONG

THE (RECORD) PRODUCERS: Garth Richardson, Ross Robinson, Terry Date, Geza X, Sally Browder, Brett Eliason

PSYCHEDELIC FURS

POND

PIGFACE

PLACEBO

PLAN B

THE POETESS

THE PIXIES

JOHN POPPER (Blues Traveler)

PUSHMONKEY

PROJECT 86

POE

PITCHSHIFTER

RADIOHEAD

RAGE AGAINST THE MACHINE

RAMONES

RASPUTINA

REEF

RED FIVE

THE RED AUNTS

RANCID

RAMMSTEIN Talent + Teamwork feature for Album Network

SESSION PLAYERS ARTICLE: Lonnie Wilson, John Catchings, Steven Nathan, Al Pitrelli, Jerry Douglas, David Sylvian

SILVERCHAIR

SLASH

SLIPKNOT

SOUL FLY

SOUNDGARDEN

SYSTEM OF A DOWN

SUGAR RAY

STATIX-X 

SALIVA 

SHADOWS FALL

SLEATER-KINNEY

SYSTEMATIC

THE SUICIDE MACHINES

TOMMY STINSON

STROKE 9

STANFORD PRISON EXPERIMENT

SIOUXSIE SIOUX

NANCY SINATRA

SPONGE

SWEATY NIPPLES

SEVEN MARY 3

SALT

STIR

60-FOOT DOLLS

SPIN DOCTORS

SIMPLE MINDS

SUDDENLY TAMMY

SEKA

SHE CRIED

SR-71

TAD

311

TOOL

TV TUNES (Unpublished story about television theme songs):

Darling Violetta (Angel), Pete Scaturro (The Practice), Mark Snow (X-Files), They Might Be Giants (Malcolm in the Middle)

TRAVIS

TOAD THE WET SPROCKET

THE TEAR GARDEN

TYPE O NEGATIVE

THERMADORE

THAT PETROL EMOTION

TACKHEAD

TRAILER PARK PAM (band bio)

STEVE VAI

VAN HALEN

WAAF-FM Boston (Anniversary)

UNIFIED THEORY

THE URGE

ULTRA VIVID SCENE

THE VIOLET BURNING (band bio?)

KARL WALLINGER

IRVINE WELSH (author, “Trainspotting,” etc.)

UNION UNDERGROUND

KEITH URBAN

VERUCA SALT

THE VERVE PIPE

LOUDON WAINWRIGHT III

MIKE WATT/ BARGAIN MUSIC

YOUNG DUBLINERS

YOUNG GODS

ROB ZOMBIE

 

Missing: Nina Hagen, Brian Eno, Ice-T, Delores Rhoads (Randy Rhoads’s mom), Ornette Coleman

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