A longtime music journalist, whose work has appeared in/on MTV Hive, Thrillist, American Songwriter, Paste, the Hartford Courant, and the Food Network.
Avril Lavigne, ‘Imagine’ – Terrible Classic Rock Covers
One of the things that made John Lennon’s 1971 single, ‘Imagine,’ such a powerful song was that it was sung by a man who actually believed in peace. Sure, having been in probably the most famous rock band in the history of the world -- the Beatles -- also doesn’t hurt. But ‘Imagine’ lives on as one of the greatest songs of all time not only because of its message, but also its messenger.
Korn, ‘Another Brick in the Wall’ – Terrible Classic Rock Covers
Korn have seen better days. The exit of drummer David Silveria in 2006 (one of the hardest, finest skins-beaters of the nu-metal era) and a few ill-timed lineup changes have resulted in some below-average music compared to their first few albums. Coupled with a general apathy for anything that has to do with the genre, it's led to a steep decline in interest in the group by the general public. Don
Smash Mouth, ‘I’m a Believer’ – Terrible Classic Rock Covers
Technically, ‘I’m a Believer’ is a Neil Diamond song, even though it was made famous by the '60s' best made-for-TV rock group, the Monkees. But it doesn't matter which of those acts claims ownership of it, as long as it's not Smash Mouth, who covered the song in 2001 for the hit animated movie 'Shrek.'
Byrds Unlikely to Reunite in 2014 for 50th Anniversary
Given their rocky past, it’s amazing that former Byrds frontman and lead guitarist Roger McGuinn and co-songwriter/singer and rhythm guitarist David Crosby are even on speaking terms, no less friends. Still, a new article suggests that it's unlikely they will do anything to celebrate the group's 50th anniversary in 2014.
Top 10 Gene Clark Songs
As legend has it, the Byrds’ early singer and lead songwriter Gene Clark exited the band because he was scared of flying on airplanes. All avian/aviation myths aside, Clark wrote one of the greatest air travel songs of all time, ‘Eight Miles High ...
Phil Collins, ‘Tomorrow Never Knows': Terrible Classic Rock Covers
Why Phil Collins thought it was necessary to lay such a giant turd on an otherwise awesome album is beyond us.
Top 10 ‘Breaking Bad’ Songs
When we last watched ‘Breaking Bad,’ we were left halfway through the fifth and final season with the assumption that Walter White (a.k.a. meth kingpin Heisenberg) had been "found out" by his drug enforcement agent brother-in-law, Hank Schrader ...