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.
Keith Richards worked like a dog to get Chuck Berry's 60th-birthday concert right and Berry treated him like one
How I figured out a way to love his music in spite of his often-unsavory story
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.
Members of Blondie, Guns 'N Roses, MC5, and The Replacements gathered at Bowery Electric to pay tribute to the New York Doll's most iconic moments.
Mick, Keef, and co. throw themselves a massive exhibit that reaffirms their view of the Stones’ legacy, mirroring flaws they’ve had with overt commerciality in the past.
Jarmusch's documentary is a labor of love, covering both the glory and the tragedies of Iggy Pop's legendary band
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
This live album captures one night in the unlikely, alt-rock-superstar-laden tour behind Minutemen legend Mike Watt's first solo album, featuring Eddie Vedder, Dave Grohl, and more.
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."