Top 10 Best* Duran Duran Songs

My first memory of Duran Duran comes from, I believe, the fourth-grade. Two female classmates rather confidently told me about a new band that was bigger and better than Rush. I don’t remember my reaction but only part of their prophecy proved true (at least for me) and it didn’t last long. The hype exploded and eventually so did Duran Duran. Yes, the band continued in various original member capacities (and became or joined other bands) but without the founding line-up of Simon Le Bon, Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor. Eventually, singer Le Bon and keyboardist … Continue reading Top 10 Best* Duran Duran Songs

Concert Review: Gin Blossoms Find 25 Miserable Years Works Quite Well

Gin Blossoms brought their 25 Miserable Years tour and executed a classic, present-day performance in a 20 song, hour 40 minute set on Thursday to a well-attended and wonderful Craterian Theater in Medford, OR. It’s just the start of the band’s 25th Anniversary Tour for their 1992 smash platinum album New Miserable Experience with the opening date on Wednesday in Redding, CA followed by a string of stops throughout the United States stretching into 2018. Excuse the gushing – It was the best Gin Blossoms performance I’ve ever heard. No opening act as the Tempe-based quintet wasted little time, stepping … Continue reading Concert Review: Gin Blossoms Find 25 Miserable Years Works Quite Well