My main beat is classic rock / punk / new wave / 60s-90s. I've written books on Bruce Springsteen, baseball, and travel, as well as two novels. caryn dot rose at gmail.
In 1974, a random phrase popped into Bruce Springsteen's head as he was writing, one that seemed to match the music he was hearing in his mind. It took Springsteen six months to turn that phrase, “Born to Run,” into a song, and it was a watershed moment for his work: the first time he wrote a song with the studio in mind rather than how it would sound onstage.
After years of advocacy, why has he been mostly silent on this year’s presidential race?
Springsteen's memoir is thrilling, heartbreaking and aspirational — and sometimes charmingly rendered in ALL-CAPS
Bruce's collection is closely tied to the music discussed in the book, and there are some curious omissions
Musical Map of the USA: Tennessee—Sam & Dave
I am a relic, standing in front of a reliquary.
The leather jackets are the hardest to face, hanging there like empty husks.
I saw Iggy play a show in '86 and the toughest kid's face lit up the first time they got to see Iggy fucking Pop sing "Lust For Life" in the same room.
The two musicians both emerged in the 1970s and hit simultaneous critical and commercial peaks a decade later. At a show in Brooklyn on Saturday, The E Street Band covered "Purple Rain."
The season one finale finally nails what it feels like to be present at a legendary concert in the making
On the ninth episode of HBO's series about the '70s music scene, ACR considers swiping the Boss from Columbia
Michael Dorf's benefit show was a weekend-long celebration of all things Bowie.
On episode 8 of HBO's drama about the '70s music scene, we find John Lennon and learn some facts about The Stooges
In episode 7 of HBO's '70s music scene drama, Richie and Zak head to Vegas to woo the king
Episode 6 brings us "Suffragette City," Iggy Pop and Andy Warhol gets knocked out
In March of 1996, the Afghan Whigs released its fifth album, Black Love, the much-anticipated follow up to the breakthrough record, Gentlemen.