Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.
Classic Rock’s Thirteen Unluckiest Musicians
For all of their fame and fortune, sometimes things can go very, very wrong.
Beatles’ Famed Rooftop Concert Was Almost Held Inside a Volcano
"We had all these big, grandiose ideas," Ringo Starr reveals.
40 Years Ago: Elton John Makes Historic First Tour of Russia
Elton John became the first Western rock star to perform in Russia on May 21, 1979.
Top 5 AC/DC Christmas Lights Displays
Outdoor Christmas lights displays synchronized to rock 'n' roll have been popular since an enterprising electrical engineer in Mason, Ohio, hooked up thousands of them outside his house and set them to the tune 'Wizards in Winter' by the Trans-Siberian Orchestra.
Top 10 Lou Reed Songs
A list of the 10 best songs from Lou Reed's solo career.
9/11 12th Anniversary: Classic Rockers Look Back, Rise Above
The 12-year anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., is a time for reflection on a day that will forever live on in infamy.
Top 10 Police Songs
Fans looking for a handy compendium of the Police's top songs could do worse than picking up a copy of their 1986 compilation, 'Every Breath You Take: The Singles' -- in fact, a majority of the tracks on this Top 10 list appear on that album...
Tom Petty Doesn’t Want to Be a Human Jukebox
Tom Petty is scheduled to spend much of the next month on the road with the Heartbreakers, including a multi-night stand at the Henry Ford Theatre in Los Angeles and a high-profile appearance at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Tennessee. But fans familiar with Petty's regular set l…
Top Pink Floyd Christmas Lights Displays
It's beginning to look a lot like Christmas -- and a Pink Christmas at that! Holiday lights displays set to rock 'n' roll music are all the rage these days -- check out our feature on awesome AC/DC light shows if you don't believe us -- and Pink Floyd's spacey, psychedelic jams are the perfect sonic…
11 Classic Rock Artists That Shaped Heavy Metal
It's obviously impossible to pinpoint the exact moment when heavy metal was born, but exploring the genre's origins makes it crystal clear that classic rock artists had no small part in its development. Heavy metal's evolutionary chart plays out like a Who's Who of both hard and …