Journalist (Long Beach, NY, USA)
- Darren Paltrowitz is a New York resident (and Long Island native) with over 15 years of entertainment industry experience. He began working around the music business as a teenager, interning for the manager of his then-favorite band Superdrag. In the years following, he has worked with a wide array of artists including OK Go, They Might Be Giants, Mike Viola, Tracy Bonham, Loudness, and Rachael Yamagata.
We had the pleasure of speaking with Dave Koz and discussed his work on the new Foo Fighters' release, goals, hobbies, and the smooth jazz legend's relationship with rock music.
We chatted with Pop Evil drummer Hayley Cramer about the band's upcoming self-titled Entertainment One release, touring, British pubs and why she hits the skins.
While on the road in support of We're All Alright!, we had the pleasure of chatting with Cheap Trick's lead guitarist and principal songwriter Rick Nielsen by phone.
On February 7, 2018, it was announced that Mr. Big drummer Pat Torpey passed away due to complications of Parkinson's Disease at the age of 64.
Audiophiles are the target audience for the 40th anniversary re-issue of ABBA - The Album from Universal Music Enterprises offshoot Polar Music.
If you are a fan of Veruca Salt's hooks and fuzz-heavy guitars, this is a must-have. And if you are and/or were not a fan of Veruca Salt, well, that's a bummer.
In celebration of the harder roots of PureGrainAudio
-- and its recent acquisition of BrokenAmp.com
-- here are 5 music videos which perfectly integrate metal and LEGO for maximum fun!
If you are a fan of Jim Florentine's irony-skewering comedy, this book is a guaranteed A+!
When talking with Mike Love by phone about the possibility of more unreleased material, it seems more will be coming from both The Beach Boys and Love vaults in the near-future.
Inside Metal is a well-researched documentary, as it goes straight to the source to get the overall story of L.A. thrash.
John Ondrasik - known for his work fronting Five for Fighting -- has also sold television shows, become an in-demand public speaker, and leads a variety of non-profit causes.
Misfits recently played at the MGM Grand Arena in Las Vegas and we were there to catch the show!
So, long story short, buy this book for the smart, humor-having metalhead in your life.
Unlikely most Bowie biographies you will find, Bowie: The Illustrated Story captures Bowie's career through the end, including the aforementioned Blackstar album.
The latest Beach Boys release from Universal Music is Sunshine Tomorrow. If you are a Beach Boys completist, or are interested in their creative process, this is essential listening.
To learn more about what's ahead for Japanese superstars MAN WITH A MISSION, we had the pleasure of speaking with vocalist/guitarist Jean-Ken Johnny.
With Willie Nelson: American Icon, you have yourself an inspiring, good-looking, historically-accurate piece of literature that may be hard to put down.
This 40th anniversary edition of A Farewell To Kings is the one that Rush die-hard fans have been waiting for.
At the very least, with Unleash, Mike Love shows that he is capable of making interesting artistic decisions, rather than just "playing the hits."
If you are a hoarder of all things Frankenstein, this book via Reel Art Press is an essential addition to your collection.