Lisa Torem


Interviews


Interview (2015)

Lisa Torem - Interview

John Clarkson talks to our own writer Lisa Torem about ghost writing music legend, Survivor star and 'Eye of the Tiger' co-writer Jim Peterik's new autobiography


Features

A LIfe in Music (2021)

Lisa Torem - A LIfe in Music

In her series, 'A Life in Music', in which she speaks to Pennyblackmusic writers about how music has affected and influenced them, Cila Warncke talks to our long-term American writer Lisa Torem.


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Interviews

Interview James McMurtry - Interview

Austin, Texan singer-songwriter James McMurtry talks to Lisa Torem about his first album,in six years ‘The Horses and The Hounds’, and songcraft, politics, early influences and why he never could play like Johnny Cash.


Interview Earl Slick - Interview

New York guitarist Earl Slick has recently completed the eleven-track, all-instrumental 'Fist Full of Devils,' will be touring the UK in November and has a memoir project ready for publication. Lisa Torem catches up with him to find out the details.


Interview Zombies - Interview

Colin Blunstone, the frontman with The Zombies, talks to Lisa Torem about their plans for a worldwide stream on September 18th, an upcoming album and how their classic hit ‘Time of The Season’ is being used to promote the launch of the new Chelsea FC kit.


Robin Trower
Interview Robin Trower - Interview

British guitarist/songwriter Robin Trower speaks to Lisa Torem about his collaboration with vocalist Maxi Priest and producer/bassist Livingstone Brown on ‘United State of Mind’.


Joanna Connor
Interview Joanna Connor - Interview

Guitarist Joanna Connor speaks to Lisa Torem about her new Joe Bonamassa-produced album, ‘4801 South Indiana Avenue’, the Chicago club scene and her blueprint for balancing artistic work and family.


Kevin Godley
Interview Kevin Godley - Interview

10cc and Godley and Crème's Kevin Godley talks to Lisa Torem about his new interactive album project, ‘Muscle Memory,’ which asks pertinent questions about these unsettling times.


Sarah McLachlan
Interview Sarah McLachlan - Interview

Originally published in Examiner.com in 2016, Lisa Torem talks to multi-platinum selling Canadian singer Sarah McLachlan about her most recent LP ‘Shine On’ and her role in co-founding hugely successful all-female touring festival Lilith Fair.


Allison Moorer
Interview Allison Moorer - Interview

Singer-songwriter, Alabama-born Allison Moorer talks to Lisa Torem about her new album ‘Blood’ and her memoir of the same title.


Zombies
Interview Zombies - Interview

Lisa Torem catches up with Zombies co-founder Colin Blunstone about their upcoming UK tour and much more.


Graham Gouldman
Interview Graham Gouldman - Interview

Lisa Torem speaks to award-winning British songwriter Graham Gouldman about his upcoming UK tour and new album, ‘Modesty Forbids’, his first full studio album in eight years.


Pete Berwick
Interview Pete Berwick - Interview

Singer/songwriter/guitarist Pete Berwick’s triple-threat status is fully explored in his first Pennyblackmusic interview with Lisa Torem.


Beat
Interview Beat - Interview

Frontman Dave Wakeling reminisces on the 40th anniversary of the Beat’s fiery debut ‘I Can’t Help It’ and updates Lisa Torem about the band’s ambitious 2020 tour.


Michael Dorf
Interview Michael Dorf - Interview

Lisa Torem speaks with American music entrepreneur and venue owner Michael Dorf about operating the City Winery, and his new memoir, 'Indulge Your Senses'.


Brian Downey
Interview Brian Downey - Interview

Former Thin Lizzy drummer Brian Downey talks to Lisa Torem about his years with the band, and touring again with his current band Alive and Dangerous.


One Man Bannister
Interview One Man Bannister - Interview

New Zealand singer-songwriter One Man Bannister tells Lisa Torem about his new interpretation of a classic Beatles record.


Earl Slick
Interview Earl Slick - Interview

New York guitarist Earl Slick talks to Lisa Torem about performing with former Sex Pistol Glen Matlock, and his experiences working with David Bowie and John Lennon.


James Williamson
Interview James Williamson - Interview

Former Stooges guitarist James Williamson speaks to Lisa Torem about several new projects that he is presently involved in, including a remake of 1960s girl-group classic, ‘Leader of The Pack’.


Bill German
Interview Bill German - Interview

Lisa Torem speaks to Bill German, who spent seventeen years as a journalist during the heyday of the Rolling Stones, during which time his ‘zine, 'Beggars Banquet', became a “must-have” bible for many of the group's fans.


Adele Koltun
Interview Adele Koltun - Interview

Oregon drummer Adele Koltun's youthful enthusiasm for playing live is contagious, even though she learned the instrument later in life. 'Crash' Koltun talks to Lisa Torem about overcoming fear and finding passion, whatever one's age.


John Mayall
Interview John Mayall - Interview

On the heels of new album, ‘Nobody Told Me’, and looking forward to an extensive UK tour in November with new guitarist Carolyn Wonderland plus Greg Rzab and Jay Davenport, Lisa Torem finds that British blues legend John Mayall has much to talk about.


Profiles

Curved Air in the 1970s Laura Shenton - Curved Air in the 1970s

Lisa Torem is impressed with Laura Shenton's well-researched and informative book about progressive rock band Curved Air's early history in the 1970s.


Get Back Beatles - Get Back

Lisa Torem, in the second of two articles on the Beatles' new epic documentary, that you’d be wise to watch Get Back,’ where the Beatles exhibit patience and utter genius.


Little Richard
1932-2020 Little Richard - 1932-2020

Lisa Torem reminisces about one of her favourite rock ‘n’ roll heroes, Little Richard, who died in May.


John Clarkson
Interview Miscellaneous - Interview

Pennyblackmusic magazine editor John Clarkson talks to Lisa Torem on its twentieth anniversary about the formation and history of our website.


Michael Bloomfield
Profile Michael Bloomfield - Profile

Mike Bloomfield was once known as a Chicago blues icon, playing with The Butterfield Blues Band, The Electric Flag, and as a soloist. Lisa Torem listens to two newly-released albums of his stunning work.


Simon Townshend
Profile Simon Townshend - Profile

Lisa Torem examines British singer-songwriter Simon Townshend's albums, 2012's ‘Looking Out Looking in’ and 2014's ‘She Asked Me’, both of which he has re-released in remastered and expanded editions on his own Stir label


Pretty Things
Profile Pretty Things - Profile

Lisa Torem finds that several new reissues and remasters by 60's act the Pretty Things speaks volumes about their versatility and progressive attitude towards rock


Cream
Profile Cream - Profile

Lisa Torem reflects on the short but prolific career of 60's supergroup Cream, who have just ahd most of their work released in a new vinyl box set


Cynthia Lennon
A Personal Tribute Beatles - A Personal Tribute

Lisa Torem pays a personal tribute to Cynthia Lennon, the first wife of John Lennon, who died in April


Louise Harrison
Interview Beatles - Interview

Lisa Torem speaks to Louise Harrison, the older sister of George Harrison, about the Beatles tribute band which she manages and her recent memoir


Rod Stewart
Profile Rod Stewart - Profile

Lisa Torem reflects on the early solo career of Rod Stewart, whose five first albums have just been re-released in a vinyl box set


David Bowie
David Bowie Is, Museum of Contemporary Art, Chicago David Bowie - David Bowie Is, Museum of Contemporary Art,  Chicago

Lisa Torem reflects upon the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago's new David Bowie exhibition, 'David Bowie Is'


Johnny Thunders
Looking for Johnny - The Legend of Johnny Thunders (DVD) Johnny Thunders - Looking for Johnny - The Legend of Johnny Thunders (DVD)

Lisa Torem watches poignant new DVD documentary 'Looking for Johnny', which is about the life of late New York Dolls and Heartbreakers' guitarist Johnny Thunders


Michael Darling
Interview Miscellaneous - Interview

Lisa Torem talks to Michael Darling, the chief curator of the Museum of Contemporary Art in Chicago, about the 'David Bowie Is' exhibition, which after its run at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London, is now about to open there


George Wein
Interview George Wein - Interview

Lisa Torem speaks to pianist and Newport Jazz Festival founder George Wein about his seminal festival, which is now celebrating its sixtieth anniversary


Julia Baird
Interview Julia Baird - Interview

Lisa Torem talks with John Lennon's half-sister Julia Baird about her reissued memoir, 'Imagine This: Growing Up with My Brother John Lennon'


Fabulous Thunderbirds
Profile Fabulous Thunderbirds - Profile

Lisa Torem reflects on the history of Texas blues rockers the Fabulous Thunderbirds, who have recently had most of their back catalogue re-released on CD


Jill Hughes Kirtland
Interview Jill Hughes Kirtland - Interview

Lisa Torem talks to author Jill Hughes Kirtland about her new book on female heavy metal musicians, 'Not Just Tits in a Corset: Celebrating Women in Metal'


UFO
(Book) Neil Daniels - High Stakes and Dangerous Men, The UFO Story Ufo - (Book) Neil Daniels - High Stakes and Dangerous Men, The UFO Story

Lisa Torem enjoys Neil Daniels' thoughtful and informative new book on underrated British rock act, UFO


Kevin Fitzgerald
Interview Heirs - Interview

Lisa Torem talks to film director Kevin Fitzgerld about his hip-hop documentary, 'Freestyle: The Art of Rhyme'


Live

Madison Square Gardens, New York, 5/11/2021 Billy Joel - Madison Square Gardens, New York, 5/11/2021

Lisa Torem enjoys Billy Joel's return to his Madison Square Gardens monthly residency after a twenty month absence because of Covid.


Austin City Limits Livestream, 1/4/2021 Joe Bonamassa - Austin City Limits Livestream, 1/4/2021

For fans of guitarist and singer-songwriter Joe Bonamassa, Lisa Torem discovers that the Austin City Limits livestream is an exciting way to celebrate the old and the new in the comfort of one’s home.


Great British Venue and Beyond
3 Miscellaneous - 3

For the third part of our four part series, in which our writers and photographers reflect upon great venues, Dastardly, Dave Goodwin and Lisa Torem examine Vinyl Deptford in London, Rock City and the Rescue Rooms in Nottingham and the Old Town School of Folk Music in Chicago.


Tori Amos
Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, 6/5/2020 Tori Amos - Chicago Humanities Festival, Chicago, 6/5/2020

Although the popular Chicago Humanities Festival was cancelled due to Covid-19, featured guest/singer-songwriter Tori Amos agreed to a live-stream interview. Lisa Torem reviews the highlights.


Who
Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 10/9/2019 Who - Blossom Music Center, Cuyahoga Falls, Ohio, 10/9/2019

Lisa Torem finds The Who’s 'Moving On!' tour at the Blossom Music Center at Cuyahoga Falls in Ohio, off the heels of a new release. drawing from seven albums and embellished by live, local orchestral arrangements.


John Prine
Pavilion, Ravinia Park, Highland Park, 8/6/2019 John Prine - Pavilion, Ravinia Park, Highland Park, 8/6/2019

Lisa Torem watches septuagenarian singer-songwriter John Prine at the Pavilion in Ravinia Park in Illinois play a life-affirming set.


Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan
Ravinia Pavilion, Highland Park, Illlinois, 6/7/2019 Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan - Ravinia Pavilion, Highland Park, Illlinois, 6/7/2019

Lisa Torem watches co-headliners Michael McDonald and Chaka Khan perform many of their greatest hits at the Ravinia Pavilion at Highland Park, Illinois.


Rolling Stones
Soldier Field, Chicago, 21/6/2019 Rolling Stones - Soldier Field, Chicago, 21/6/2019

Lisa Torem got her share of 'Satisfaction' as the World’s Greatest Rock N’ Roll Band resume their postponed tour at Soldier Field, Chicago.


Chick Corea With Bela Fleck
Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/5/2019 Chick Corea With Bela Fleck - Old Town School of Folk Music, 3/5/2019

Lisa Torem watches East Coast musicians jazz/fusion pianist Chick Corea and banjo player extraordinaire Bela Fleck trade impressive licks at Chicago’s Old Town School before a packed house.


Herb Alpert and Lani Hall
City Winery, Chicago, 4/5/2019 Herb Alpert and Lani Hall - City Winery, Chicago, 4/5/2019

Lisa Torem watches Herb Alpert, Lani Hall and their trio play a generous set of hits, sweeping their audience through several decades of magical material.


Struts
House of Blues, Chicago, 24/11/2018 Struts - House of Blues, Chicago, 24/11/2018

Lisa Torem is mesmerised by charismatic and energetic British rockers The Struts when they head out to Chicago for a House of Blues gig.


Mud Morganfield
Space, Evanston, 4/1/2019 Mud Morganfield - Space, Evanston, 4/1/2019

Lisa Torem finds bringing in the aftermath of the new year to be a delight when Mud Morganfield aka Muddy Waters Jr. and his band unleashed fresh cuts from his latest album ‘They Call Me Mud’ as well as classics.


Bob Weir and Wolf Brothers
Chicago Theater, Chicago, 1/11/2018 Bob Weir and Wolf Brothers - Chicago Theater, Chicago, 1/11/2018

Lisa Torem finds that former Grateful Dead guitarist Bob Weir’s terrific pairing with producer/bassist Don Was and drummer Jay Lane at the Chicago Theater makes for almost three hours of engaging music.


Ahmad Jamal
Symphony Center, Chicago, 12/10/2018 Ahmad Jamal - Symphony Center, Chicago, 12/10/2018

Lisa Torem enjoys watching jazz legend Ahmad Jamal and his trio play a sparkling set at Chicago’s Symphony Center


Ringo Starr
BMO Harris Pavilion, Milwaukee, 8/9/2018 Ringo Starr - BMO Harris Pavilion, Milwaukee, 8/9/2018

Lisa Torem watches Ringo Starr and His All-Starr Band entertain a multi-generational crowd at Milwaukee’s BMO Harris Pavilion for two exhilarating hours.


Roger Daltrey
Pavilion, Highland Park, Illinois, 25/6/2018 Roger Daltrey - Pavilion,  Highland Park, Illinois,  25/6/2018

Lisa Torem watches Roger Daltrey, with The Who band, perform a flawless version of Pete Townshend’s 'Tommy' plus more at the popular Pavilion near Chicago at a nearly sold-out gig on a Monday night.


Al Jardine
City Winery, Chicago, 2/4/2018 Al Jardine - City Winery, Chicago, 2/4/2018

Lisa Torem enjoys a sublime night of Beach Boys hits from Al Jardine at the City Winery in Chicago.


Zombies
City Winery, Chicago, 20/3/2018 Zombies - City Winery, Chicago, 20/3/2018

Lisa Torem watches the Zombies dedicate an enthralling set at City Winery in Chicago to their late bassist Jim Rodford on their 'Edge of the Rainbow' tour which includes classic and contemporary hits.


Blondie
02 Apollo, Manchester, 11/11/2017 Blondie - 02 Apollo, Manchester, 11/11/2017

LIsa Torem watches groundbreaking NYC New Wave act Blondie combine recent and vintage material to dazzling effect at a sold-out show at the Apollo in Manchester.


Happy Mondays
Roundhouse, London, 16/11/2017 Happy Mondays - Roundhouse, London, 16/11/2017

Lisa Torem enjoys an energetic set of greatest hits from the Happy Mondays at the Roundhouse in London.


Albums

Jefferson Airplane
Sweeping Up The Spotlight: Live at the Fillmore East 1969 Jefferson Airplane - Sweeping Up The Spotlight: Live at the Fillmore East 1969

Lisa Torem finds that this Jefferson Airplane live album, which was recorded at the Fillmore East in New York in 1969 and features hits and fillers, exemplifies the Summer of Love experience.


Third Rail
ID Music Third Rail - ID Music

Lisa Torem finds that the Third Rail’s 1967 only album ‘ID Music’ is somewhat dated, yet a fine period piece for those with fond memories of an earlier time.


Billy Idol
Vital Idol Revitalized Billy Idol - Vital Idol Revitalized

In our 'Re:view' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Lisa Torem examines ‘Vital Idol: Revitalized’, a new masterfully remixed edition of Billy Idol’s 1980’s classic ‘Vital Idol’.


Great Society
Live at the Matrix Great Society - Live at the Matrix

Lisa Torem reflects on the Great Society’s ‘Live at the Matrix 1966’, which released originally in 1989, honours the San Francisco hippie era/American roots music and the passionate vocals of future Jefferson Airplane vocalist Grace Slick.


Thomas Lang
Scallywag Jaz Thomas Lang - Scallywag Jaz

In our 'Re: View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Lisa Torem finds that the 30th Anniversary Edition of Thomas Lang’s 1987 debut album ‘Scallywag Jaz’ is even swarthier and more meaningful the second time around.


Marvin Gardens
1968 Marvin Gardens - 1968

In our 'Re:View' section, Lisa Torem examines lost San Francisco psychedelic band Marvin Gardens just released album, which consists of almost their full catalogue of both studio and live recordings


Leslie West
Mountain Leslie West - Mountain

In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back at albums from the past, Lisa Torem finds 'Mountain’, the remastered version of the 1969 debut by electric guitarist/singer Leslie West’s band, to be an album of contrasts


Alan Parsons Project
The Turn of a Friendly Card Alan Parsons Project - The Turn of a Friendly Card

Lisa Torem enjoys revisiting The Alan Parsons Project’s fifth studio album, ‘The Turn of The Friendly Hand’, in it’s thirty-fifth anniversary deluxe format, but advises the listener to take his/her time accessing its gratuitous bonus tracks


Liverpool Legends
It is What It isn't Liverpool Legends - It is What It isn't

Lisa Torem examines the 2012 debut album of the Liverpool Legends, the Beatles tribute band managed by George Harrison's sister Louise, which consists of entirely self-written material


V/A
Chicago Anthology Miscellaneous - Chicago Anthology

In our 'Re: View' section, in which we reflect upon albums from the past, Lisa Torem examines 'Chicago Anthology', a recently reissued live compilation album which was recorded at Big John's, a legendary blues club, in 1966


Who
Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970 Who - Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970

Lisa Torem reflects upon the Who's 'Live at the Isle of Wight Festival 1970' double album, which was originally released in 1996 and has just been reissued in a new CD/DVD edition


Carly Simon
Spoiled Girl Carly Simon - Spoiled Girl

In our 'Re: View' section, in which our writers look back on albums from the past, Lisa Torem reflects upon Carly Smon's 1985 classic album, 'Spoiled Girl', which has recently been reissued


Mitch Ryder
Never Kick a Sleeping Dog Mitch Ryder - Never Kick a Sleeping Dog

Lisa Torem reflects upon Detroit-based garage rocker Mitch Ryder's 1983 album, 'Never Kick a Sleeping Dog', which has just been reissued


Jethro Tull
Aqualung Jethro Tull - Aqualung

In our 'Re:View' section, in which we look back on albums from the past, Lisa Torem reflects on Jethro Tull's 'Aqualung', which has just been re-released in a double CD 40th anniversary edition


Nick Lowe
Labour of Lust Nick Lowe - Labour of Lust

Lisa Torem reflects upon English singer-songwriter Nick Lowe's 1979 second solo album, 'Labour of Lust', which has recently been re-released


Quarrymen
Songs We Remember Quarrymen - Songs We Remember

Lisa Torem writes of 'Songs We Remember', the 2004 comeback album of the Quarrymen, which was the first band of John Lennon.


Jim McCarty
Sitting on the Top of Time Red Ink - Sitting on the Top of Time

Lisa Torem examines Yardbirds' drummer Jim McCarty's 2009 album, 'Sitting on the Top of Time', his first solo album in six years


Joe Kennedy
Van Cortlandt Park Joe Kennedy - Van Cortlandt Park

Lisa Torem assesses Los Angeles-based singer-songwriter Joe Kennedy's 2007 debut album, 'Van Cortlandt Park'


Jessie Galante
Spitfire Joan as Police Woman - Spitfire

In our 'Re:View' column, in which we look back on albums from the past, Lisa Torem examines singer-songwriter Jessie Galante's second solo album, 'Spitfire', which came out last year


Thelonious Monk
Round Midnight Thelonious Monk - Round Midnight

In our 'Re: View' column, in which our writers re-examine albums from the past, Lisa Torem looks at a 2005 compilation album, 'Round Midnight', from Jazz pianist and master, Thelonious Monk


Features

Me, The Mob and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells Tommy James - Me, The Mob and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells

In her 'Raging Pages' book column, Lisa Torem reflects upon 'Me, The Mob and the Music: One Helluva Ride with Tommy James and the Shondells' which, co-written with Martin Fitzpatrick, tells of how the 60s's rock star's career was taken control over by gangsters.


Every Album, Every Song by Morgan Brown Damned - Every Album, Every Song by Morgan Brown

In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem finds that in a new book about British punk act, The Damned, by Morgan Brown, the author/musician chronicles the band’s studio history with solid research and humour.


Liberty: Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness Liberty DeVitto - Liberty: Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness

In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem interviews rock drummer Liberty DeVitto and reviews his compelling musical memoir, 'Liberty: Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness'.


Nobody Ever Asked Me About The Girls: Women, Music and Fame Lisa Robinson - Nobody Ever Asked Me About The Girls: Women, Music and Fame

In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem reflects on music journalist Lisa Robinson’s new book which looks at the changing role of women in the entertainment industry through a unique lens.


Living Like a Runaway Lita Ford - Living Like a Runaway

In her ‘Raging Pages’ book column Lisa Torem reflects upon ex-Runaways’ guitarist Lita Ford’s 2016 autobiography, ‘Living Like a Runaway’.


Dream Girl: My Life as a Supreme Mary Wilson - Dream Girl: My Life as a Supreme

In 'Raging Pages', her regular book column, Lisa Torem examines 'Dream Girl: My Life as a Supreme', the 1987 autobiography of Motown star and Supremes member Mary Wilson, who died in February.


The Image That Made Me Weep John Lennon - The Image That Made Me Weep

In 'The Image That Made Me Weep, Lisa Torem writes of a life-sized statue of John Lennon that she discovered while visiting Havana.


U2
Every Album, Every Song U2 - Every Album, Every Song

In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem examines a comprehensive volume about the work of Irish rockers U2 recently penned by Pennyblackmusic writer Eoghan Lyng


Clay's Quilt
Clay’s Quilt Silas House - Clay’s Quilt

In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem examines award-winning novelist and music journalist Silas House's debut novel, 'Clay's Quilt'.


Fleetwood Mac
Raging Pages Fleetwood Mac - Raging Pages

In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem examines a new memoir by 'Tusk' producers/engineers Ken Caillat and Hernan Rojas


Charlie Watts
Raging Pages Charlie Watts - Raging Pages

In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem enjoys 'Sympathy for the Drummer: Why Charlie Watts Matters', a new book which pays tribute to the legendary Rolling Stones drummer.


Tori Amos
Raging Pages Tori Amos - Raging Pages

In her second book Tori Amos casts a wide net across art and politics, and leaves reviewer Lisa Torem spellbound.


Michael Bloomfield
If You Love These Blues Michael Bloomfield - If You Love These Blues

In her 'Raging Pages' book column, Lisa Torem examines a new oral biography by Jan Mark Wolkin and Bill Keenom on 60's folk musician Michael Bloomfield.


Roger Daltrey
Raging Pages Roger Daltrey - Raging Pages

In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem reflects on 'Thanks a Lot Mr Kibblewhite', the autobiography of the Who's Roger Daltrey.


Jann Wenner
Raging Pages Jann Wenner - Raging Pages

Lisa Torem in her 'Raging Pages' book column finds Joe Hagan’s biography of Rolling Stone founder Jann Wenner is rich with pop culture detail and keen insight, and includes candid observations from high-profile insiders.


Michael Dorf
Raging Pages Michael Dorf - Raging Pages

In 'Raging Pages' Lisa Torem finds that 'Indulge Your Senses: Scaling Intimacy in a Digital World', a new book by City Winery CEO Michael Dorf goes behind-the-scenes, revealing the highs and lows of being an entrepreneur in the music business arena as it relates to technology.


Elliott Murphy
Just A Story From America Elliott Murphy - Just A Story From America

In her 'Raging pages' book column, Lisa Torem reflects on 'Just A Story from America', singer-songwriter Elliott Murphy’s frank and humorous account of his illustrious career, abrupt challenges and imaginative resurgence.


George Martin
All You Need is Ears George Martin - All You Need is Ears

Lisa Torem in 'Raging Pages' finds that George Martin’s memoir 'All You Need is Ears' remains as timeless as ever and is essential reading for all musicians.


Bob Marley
All That’s Left to Know About the King of Reggae Bob Marley - All That’s Left to Know About the King of Reggae

in her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem examines Brett Hagerman's fantastic new book, 'Bob Marley FAQ'.


Lani Hall Alpert
Emotional Memoirs And Short Stories Lani Hall Alpert - Emotional Memoirs And Short Stories

In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem finds jazz singer and musician Lani Hall Alpert distilling hard-scrabble Chicago life, debilitating illness, crummy therapists, disoriented hitchhikers and more in her first book 'Emotional Memoirs and Short Stories'.