Author Archives: Joe Ryan

Foreigner Turns 40: A Conversation with Mick Jones

mick jones

Interview by Danny Coleman  “No,” said a confident Mick Jones as he began to discuss the changes made to Foreigner, one of the biggest selling rock bands of all time. “I mean, there was one period  in the early ’90’s where we were shuffling a bit but the changes have not really been an issue. We’ve had this new line up for 11 ... Read More »

Eric Martin Talks Mr Big, “Defying Gravity” and More

eric martin

Interview by Danny Coleman  “From the second or third song on the record, there’s meat, there’s also a sublime message; follow your dreams.” Those are the words of Mr Big front man Eric Martin as he discussed the band’s upcoming July 21 release, “Defying Gravity,” their upcoming tour, his life and all things music in a recent candid conversation. “Parents, my parents, all parents are great but they, like most people think that ... Read More »

Superjam Bonnaroo 2017

bonaroo

Review + Photos by L Paul Mann June 10, 2017 | Manchester, TN –  One of the unique aspects of the Bonnaroo music festival is the much anticipated Superjam. The legendary jam has seen some of the most interesting mashups in modern music history over the years, some more than successful than others. Occasionally the sessions have gone on into ... Read More »

The Latest Incantation of King Crimson at the Greek Theater

KING CRIMSON

Review + Photos by L Paul Mann June 21, 2017 | Greek Theater – Los Angeles, CA –   King Crimson brought their latest in a long list of lineups to Los Angeles on the first day of summer 2017. The two set show on the longest day of the year was held fittingly at the iconic Greek theater, a ... Read More »

Reel Big Fish at the Stone Pony in Asbury Park, NJ

reel big fish

June 25, 2017 | Asbury Park, NJ – The Stone Pony is a legend in the rock music scene, frequented by Bruce Springsteen and many others, the walls are adorned with ‘souvenir’ guitars left by rock music legends. This show was originally slated to be on the outdoor “Summer Stage”, but was moved inside to the ‘regular’ stage for untold reasons. Reel Big ... Read More »

U2 Play Historic Set at Bonnaroo

u2

Review + Photos by L Paul Mann June 9, 2017 | Manchester, TN –  A few hours before U2 played their first concert as a headline act at an American music festival, guitarist The Edge was honored by the founders of Bonnaroo at a special presentation. The Les Paul Spirit Award was given to the Irish rocker which is printed ... Read More »