Bob Ruggiero

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  • 9 months ago | Get Lit

    Like many men currently in their mid-to-late forties, Anthrax co-founder/rhythm guitarist Scott Ian was a huge, practically obsessive Kiss fan growing up. "My Kiss window was about '75-'78, when I was 11 to 14 years old," Ian says. "The older kids...

  • 10 months ago | Books

    While they may not be blood brothers, Steven Tyler and Joe Perry, singer and guitarist for Aerosmith, respectively, might as well be, given the relationship they've had for more than 45 years. It's a love/hate story that Perry details extensively ...

  • 10 months ago | Get Lit

    James Brown was, of course, the Godfather of Soul and The Hardest Working Man in Show Business. But all that he worked to grab those titles over decades seemed to come crashing down through much of the '80s and '90s. That's when he derailed into y...

  • 10 months ago | Music Venues

    If you were searching for Joe Bonamassa's new record, Different Shades of Blue, in an actual record store (remember those?), you'd likely find it in the blues section. But like most of the work he's put out since 2000, the material is decidedly mo...

  • 1 year ago | Get Lit

    God Save the Kinks: A Biography By Rob Jovanovic Quarto Publishing Group, 330 pp., $14.95 As battling brothers Ray and Dave Davies continue to go back and forth with each other -- and in the press -- with sometimes wholly different views on what i...

  • 1 year ago | Get Lit

    Ain't It Time We Said Goodbye: The Rolling Stones on the Road to Exile By Robert Greenfield Da Capo Press, 196 pp. $25.99. Like estranged lovers who can't quite quilt each other, music journalist Robert Greenfield and the Rolling Stones have kept ...

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