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...
Rosanne Cash: A 40 Year Hall of Fame Career Continues

Rosanne Cash: A 40 Year Hall of Fame Career Continues

By David DeRocco  When it comes to describing music, there’s a funny thing about applying labels; they’re so very easy to defy. Take Rosanne Cash, for example, an artist many people would be quick to label a country artist. That would be a truly narrow definition of...
BILLY TALENT: Reaching New Heights

BILLY TALENT: Reaching New Heights

By David DeRocco  With no disrespect intended to any group of musicians who have, through the consequence of recent events related to their lead singer, been branded as “Canada’s band,”  I present to you a set of empirical facts for your consideration. Since the...