[Album Review] Dawn Lights – My Will Alone

Dean Johnson and Eric Hess are Dawn Lights (Photo credit: Jocelyn Petruccio)

Dawn Lights is a studio project that includes Cleveland rock scene veterans Eric Hess (Battlestar, Audiblethread) on vocals and Dean Johnson (Via the Sun, Burning Vegas) on guitars, drums and everything else. The band’s debut album, My Will Alone,  is set for an October 21, 2011 official release. Continue reading

Sgt. Pepper Spotlight: “Within You, Without You”

George Harrison in India (Photo: Getty Images)

ed. note: This post was originally written for WNCX.com and published on 6.3.11. Killer.

The Beatles‘ landmark album Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band turned 44 this week. Released on June 1, 1967, the album was highly regarded, winning four Grammy awards and reaching Diamond certification by the RIAA (over 10 million units sold). Continue reading

Bob Dylan – From Drug Addict to Religious Icon

Bob Dylan (Photo by Kevin Winter / Getty Images)

ed. note: This post was originally written for WNCX.com and published on 5.24.11.

Bob Dylan , 70 years old today, has had a storied career spanning over five decades. The 1988 Rock Hall inductee was back in the headlines this week after the BBC revealed a lost interview from 1966 in that he admitted to a heroin addiction.“I kicked a heroin habit in New York City,” Dylan confesses, “I got very, very strung out for a while, I mean really, very strung out. And I kicked the habit. I had about a $25-a-day habit and I kicked it.” (Check out the full story here.) Continue reading

[Recap] Avengers Casting Call 7.15.11

Photo Credit: Win McNamee / Getty Images

ed. note: This post was originally written for Radio923fm.com and published on 7.18.11.

If you’ve been paying attention to the news over the last couple months, you would have noticed that there are several movies being filmed in Cleveland this summer. On July 15-16, Marvel Studios was at Holiday Inn in Independence looking for extras for the new Avengers movie, set to film in Cleveland this August. Continue reading

Nirvana and Producer Butch Vig to Appear on SiriusXM, 9.24.11

Nirvana (Photo: Getty Images)

The surviving members of Nirvana, with producer Butch Vig, will appear on SiriusXM radio to take a look back at their legendary album Nevermind with Jon Stewart from Comedy Central’s The Daily Show on September 24. The event will coincide with the radio network’s September 23 launch of a weeklong tribute to the band on its Lithium channel (34). Continue reading

[Concert Review and Setlists] Def Leppard and Heart at Blossom 8.24.11

Nancy and Ann Wilson of Heart (Photo Credit: J. Diffner)

Heart and Def Leppard rocked Blossom Music Center yesterday. If you missed the show, pictures and words cannot convey the sheer rockitude of the show..but I can certainly try, right?

At most concerts, the last band to play is often the headliner, the best band of the evening. On this night however, those who attended were given the gift of TWO headliners.. Continue reading