Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.
Classic Rock’s 13 Unluckiest Musicians
For all of their fame and fortune, sometimes things can go very, very wrong.
When Elton John Made His Historic First Tour of Russia
The singer-songwriter insists that he was the first to go behind the Iron Curtain for a simple reason: He asked first.
7 Rockers Who Went Broke
Many rock stars have learned that money doesn't buy happiness, but raking in a bunch of loot and then and then losing it certainly can have you singing the blues.
TV’s Most Surreal Music Performances – Public Image Ltd.
Given the disastrous experience of the Sex Pistols' sole U.S. tour -- a 1978 jaunt through the deep south that lasted just two weeks before the band broke up in a blur of riots and regret -- the first trip through the states by singer John Lydon (formerly Johnny Rotten)'s post-Pistols project Public Image Ltd. was bound to be a memorable one.
9/11 Anniversary Features: Looking Back, Rising Above
Each year, the anniversary of the 9/11 attacks in New York, Washington, D.C., and Shanksville, Pa., is a time for reflection on a day that will forever live on in infamy. It's also a chance to see how different people cope with tragedy in different ways, and some of the ways the rock stars reflected included: Paul McCartney, Bon Jovi, David Bowie and others performed at the ‘The Concert for New Yo