Dewey Bunnell: Captain AMERICA

Dewey Bunnell: Captain AMERICA

By David DeRocco  As a country America may have a bit of an international image problem right now. But as the band who hit #1 with “Sister Golden Hair,” AMERICA is still infinitely more popular internationally than the country’s golden-haired tin-man of a POTUS will...
Chubby Checker: Still Twistin’

Chubby Checker: Still Twistin’

By David DeRocco   It’s kind of ironic, but if you’re someone who stays in shape attending fitness classes that involve any form of dance or rhythmic movement, you might owe some thanks to a guy nicknamed Chubby. You see, in the annals of rock and roll history, the...
Emilio Castillo: Tower of Power’s Head Horn

Emilio Castillo: Tower of Power’s Head Horn

By David DeRocco    As an aspiring 17 year old musician living in Oakland TOWER OF POWER founder Emilio Castillo had a rather modest dream for his career. “When I started out in 1968 there was a band called The Spiders we used to go see that got a gig in Sacramento,”...
Eddie Money: Paradise Found

Eddie Money: Paradise Found

By David DeRocco   If you’re heading to Fallsview Casino this weekend chances are you’re going to leave with less money than you walked in with – unless you’ve got two tickets to the musical paradise called the Avalon Ballroom. In that case, you’ll be leaving with...
Martin Barre: Taking Roads Less Travelled

Martin Barre: Taking Roads Less Travelled

BY DAVID DeROCCO  It’s a funny thing. You won’t find his name on the list of Top 100 Guitarists compiled by such supposedly learned rock mags as Rolling Stone, Spin or Kerrang!. Nor will you find it on similar lists assembled by musician trade mags like Guitar World...