Author: Tom Lanham

Blues Traveler’s John Popper collects historical weapons

After three decades with his rootsy New Jersey outfit Blues Traveler, vocalist-harmonica hurricane John Popper never looks a gift horse…

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The Struts’ Luke Spiller makes friends in many places

As his career as lead singer for Britain’s glam-rocking The Struts speeds up, Luke Spiller has met — and opened…

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Pauline Black, The Selecter, back making political music

When Pauline Black makes a career choice, she follows through. When the British singer’s ska-punk ensemble The Selecter disbanded in…

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Mike Shinoda of Linkin Park finds solace in music

A year ago, Linkin Park founder Mike Shinoda was struggling to make sense of the tragedy that blindsided his band,…

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A few words about monsters from Dave Vanian of The Damned

You have to hand it to Damned frontman Dave Vanian. The perpetually black-garbed British proto-punk artist has never rested on…

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Catching up with Fred Schneider and the long-lasting B-52s

Fred Schneider thinks he knows why his quirk-rocking little Athens, Ga. combo The B-52s is still popular after 43 years,…

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Molly Burch overcomes shyness with stellar songs

On Austin, Texas-based folk-rocker Molly Burch’s gorgeous new sophomore release, “First Flower,” there’s an eerie, lugubrious balance between her forlorn…

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Years & Years’ Olly Alexander keeps focus on music

About a decade ago, British actor Olly Alexander launched quite a career, appearing in overseas films (“Enter the Void,” “God…

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