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.
Juliet Simms Caps Off ‘The Voice’ With Lynyrd Skynyrd’s ‘Freebird’
It's one of the most requested closing numbers in the history of live popular music -- whether or not the band that's famous for playing it is actually onstage -- so it seemed totally appropriate for 'Free Bird' to close out the final performance of the final live episode of this season of 'The Voice.' Rocker Juliet Simms performed the Lynyrd Skynyrd classic like it's her own -- and it is. At this
Top 10 Vintage Led Zeppelin T-Shirts
The ultimate form of rock memorabilia, vintage band T-shirts are like a piece of history that also immediately proclaims allegiance to your favorite band. They also provide a way for like-minded fans to instantly identify you as a member of the tribe...
‘Voice’ Coaches Not Won Over by Tony Lucca’s Version of the Peter Gabriel Hit ‘In Your Eyes’
Peter Gabriel's 'In Your Eyes' paved the way for some serious drama on tonight's edition of 'The Voice' -- and it had nothing to do with a boom box held outside of an open window by a broken-hearted Lloyd Dobler. Instead, it was all about former ‘Mickey Mouse Club’ star Tony Lucca's performance of the stirring hit -- and fellow former 'Mouse Club' member/current 'Voice' coach Christina Aguilera's
Jordis Unga Shows Heart With Cover of ‘Alone’ on ‘The Voice’
When it comes singing, there's showing heart and there's showing Heart. Jordis Unga tried to do both when she turned in a hearty rendition of classic rockers' '80s power ballad 'Alone' Monday night on 'The Voice' -- and clearly won over some coaches in the process. But did she win over the hearts of the American fans watching the show at home?
Chris Mann Has No Trouble Singing Simon and Garfunkel on ‘The Voice’
Classically trained opera singer Chris Mann certainly has more than enough vocal chops to sing Simon & Garfunkel's ‘Bridge Over Troubled Water,' but does he have enough restraint? And can he manage to capture the audience's attention while performing the classic cut?
Jermaine Paul is ‘Living on a Prayer’ on This Week’s ‘Voice’
When you make it this far long on 'The Voice,' it probably does feel like you are 'Living on a Prayer' each and every week, so Jermaine Paul's choice of the Bon Jovi classic seemed an appropriate one for Monday's episode, especially given the higher stakes of this being the first week of Live Shows. Yet Paul -- who unlike many of his fellow 'Voicer'-ers Alicia Keys -- is known for his smooth R&am
Journey’s ‘Faithfully’ Performed by Tony Vincent and Justin Hopkins on ‘The Voice’
Journey's tear-jerker hit 'Faithfully' was the focus of a fierce battle round on Monday's episode of 'The Voice,' when Tony Vincent and Justin Hopkins both took the stage for an emotional run-through of the tune that left coach Cee Lo Green with a difficult decision to make: Which singer would he send to the next round, and which would he send home?
The Rolling Stones’ ‘Satisfaction’ Performed by Moses Stone and the Line During Battle Round of ‘The Voice’
'(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction' got some unusual treatment on Monday's episode of 'The Voice' when Washington D.C. emcee Moses Stone faced off against Nashville country duo the Line with a dueling performance of the Rolling Stones classic. Mick Jagger obviously isn't a coach on the show, but if he was we'd be curious to get his reaction to the showdown.
Daily Rewind: Slash, Robert Plant, Joe Perry + More
Today check out news about Slash releasing a preview clip from his solo album, Joe Perry's plans to write a memoir and Bruce Springsteen's plans not to write one. Plus, Foreigner's Mick Jones is recovering from surgery, Robert Plant has a new band and Pearl Jam's 'Jeremy' has been parodied by Jimmy Fallon...
Can You Guess Whose Tattoo This Is?
Asking you to guess whose tattoo this is isn't exactly accurate, because it's just not one tatt we're singling out here -- it's pretty much an entire bicep, forearm and hand that's covered in ink. And even that massive sleeve is merely one piece in a larger puzzle of tattoos that cover this rock star's body like a giant inked canvas...