IT WAS A "PAIN TO WRITE" BUT IT KICKS ASS!

One of the greatest songs ever written is "All The Young Dudes".  However, "All The Way From Memphis", is right up there.  Five years ago today (October 1st, 2009), following one out-of-town warm-up gig, the original lineup of Mott the Hoople -- reunited for the first time in more than 35 years -- began a run of shows at London's Hammersmith Apollo. Read more...

MEET THE FLINTSTONES - 64 TODAY

On this day (September 30th) in 1960, that modern stone-age family, The Flintstones debuted on ABC. The show aired for six seasons, and from then on in syndication. Read more...

GREAT BALLS OF FIRE!

Happy Birthday to one of my heroes, Jerry Lee Lewis.  The piano-pounding rock and roll pioneer's career included Boogie Woogie rockers like "Great Balls of Fire," "Whole Lotta Shakin'" and "Breathless".  Three of the greatest songs of the '50s.  Read more...

MEET THE GUY WHO HIRED KEN CALVERT

It was the summer of 1973 and I was a college house painter.  My partner, Peter Leonard, and I had started a painting company called "Terp N' Tine".  That is a true story, I swear.  My transistor radio was always at my side or hanging on the ladder.  Read more...

LET'S REVISIT "KEN'S CLOSET"

I'm going through my closet and man...I can not get rid of anything!  Every item provokes a great memory! Long Live Rock!  -KC-   Read more...

YUP HE SAID IT! "THEY'RE A NOTHING GROUP"

In 1962 The Beatles visit the offices of the London Daily Mirror for an interview with Peter Jones, who concludes they are "a nothing group."  -KC- Read more...

WHO REMEMBERS BOB SEGER ON "SWINGIN' TIME"?

When I was growing up, Detroit afternoons and weekends featured some great local music programs similar to American Bandstand.  Robin Seymore hosted a fabulous show called "Swingin' Time"  Check out Bob Seger doing "East Side Story".  Read more...

KISS GAVE WHO A 'KISS'?

KISS recently cut a short backstage video wishing all the best to New York Yankees shortstop Derek Jeter, who is hanging up his spikes at the end of this season after 20 years. Paul Stanley, who along with Gene Simmons, has been at it twice as long as Jeter, made a point to mention that exact point in the video before Simmons trotted out the tired line he has been using for years, calling Jeter a "powerful and attractive man." * Photo Courtesy Getty Images Read more...

JUST WHEN WE THOUGHT LAYLA COULDN'T GET ANY BETTER

Eric Clapton's Unplugged album enters the Top 40. The record will go on to win the Album of the YearGrammy and sell over seven-million copies. (1992)  Photo courtesy of Getty  Read more...

PLEASE TAKE A MOMENT TO REMEMBER

And that day, we all knew, life as we knew it would never be the same.  Please take a moment to remember those innocent souls Read more...
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