Rick Keene Music Scene – Rest in Peace Neil Peart

March to the beat of your own drum. Truer words have never been spoken when it comes to Rush drummer Neil Peart. Peart - passed away January 7th, 2020 at the age of 67 following a three year private battle with brain cancer. One of the greatest drummers in Rock n Roll and music history … Continue reading Rick Keene Music Scene – Rest in Peace Neil Peart

Sheldon Kagan; Memories of a Concert Promoter

Sheldon Kagan has been around ... From his humble beginnings in a bachelor apartment at the age of fifteen to introducing Jazz legend Miles Davis on stage - Mr. Kagan has a few stories to tell. Please listen to his tales of playing cards at his home with Artie Shaw and how he feels about … Continue reading Sheldon Kagan; Memories of a Concert Promoter

Gino Vannelli – All Those Nights in Montreal …

Hometown boy turned man; Gino Vannelli, is coming back to Montreal in November ... What else is new? The man who started his musical career as a drummer in Montreal and a current resident of Portland,Oregon - often comes home. He frequently visits his Mom and was most recently in Ste. Agathe to play a … Continue reading Gino Vannelli – All Those Nights in Montreal …

Vinny Appice; All in the Family; Part One

"I was always banging on things ..." Admits legendary drummer Vinny Appice. " I started at around ten years of age.  My brother Carmine, who is eleven years older than me - showed me some things but he was, at that point,  always on the road. I took lessons from the same guy that taught … Continue reading Vinny Appice; All in the Family; Part One

Texarillo; The Blues Come Full Circle

A funny thing happened on the way to success for Montreal born Dwane Rechil. He hit the blues ... again! "It's funny ..." Says the forty - seven-year old singer, songwriter and guitar master. " For years playing in my heavy rock band Top Johnny, I was always waiting for success to come. I was … Continue reading Texarillo; The Blues Come Full Circle

Just Between Jerry Mercer and Me

It may have been a Tuesday, Wednesday or Saturday. Do the days of the week matter when the phone rings and a Canadian rock legend is waiting on the other end of the call? The bruises linger from the self – inflicted pinching that took place on my right arm as I took the receiver from my ex and spoke to … Continue reading Just Between Jerry Mercer and Me