Lisa Torem


Interviews




Felix Cavaliere

American singer-songwriter-organist Felix Cavaliere, who founded The Rascals in the 1960s, shares his deep knowledge of the music industry, talks about his memoir and more.




Howard Emerson

Fingerstyle guitarist and composer Howard Emerson, who toured with rocker Billy Joel and folksinger Eric Andersen, talks Lisa Torem through selects from his extensive solo discography.




James McMurtry

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.




Earl Slick

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.




Zombies

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.

More Interviews

Damn Truth - Interview Damn Truth

Robin Trower - Interview Robin Trower

Joanna Connor - Interview Joanna Connor

Kevin Godley - Interview Kevin Godley

Sarah McLachlan - Interview Sarah McLachlan

Allison Moorer - Interview Allison Moorer

Zombies - Interview Zombies

Graham Gouldman - Interview Graham Gouldman

Pete Berwick - Interview Pete Berwick

Beat - Interview Beat








Profiles




Andrew Môn Hughes, Grant Walters and Mark Crohan

Lisa Torem examines a new book 'The Bee Gees in the 1960s’ which examines their early career.




Laura Shenton

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.

More Profiles

Beatles - Get Back Beatles - Get Back

Common - Let Love Have The Last Word Common - Let Love Have The Last Word

Little Richard - 1932-2020 Little Richard - 1932-2020

Miscellaneous - Interview Miscellaneous - Interview

Alice Cooper - 50th  Anniversary of the Alice Cooper Group Original Line-Up Celebration Part 2 Alice Cooper - 50th Anniversary of the Alice Cooper Group Original Line-Up Celebration Part 2




Live Reviews




Joe Bonamassa

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.


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

Joe Bonamassa

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.

More Live Reviews

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

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

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

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

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








Favourite Albums


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

Jefferson Airplane

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.

More Favourite Albums

Third Rail - ID Music Third Rail - ID Music

Billy Idol - Vital Idol Revitalized Billy Idol - Vital Idol Revitalized

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




Features




Robby Krieger

In her 'Raging Pages' book column Lisa Torem assesses Doors' guitarist Robby Krieger's new autobiography, 'Set The Night on Fire, Living, Dying, And Playing Guitar with The Doors'




Tommy James

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.

More Features

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

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

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

Lita Ford - Living Like a Runaway Lita Ford - Living Like a Runaway

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




Reviews




James McMurtry

First new album in seven years from singer songwriter and guitarist James McMurtry which features killer stories and raucous guitar




Poppermost

Enjoyable album from one-man Glaswegian multi-instrumentalist The Poppermost which sheds a bright light on the British Invasion and 1960s American bands

More Reviews

Pulsar Ensemble - Bizarre City Pulsar Ensemble - Bizarre City

Joe Bonamassa - Now Serving: Royal Tea: Live from the Ryman Joe Bonamassa - Now Serving: Royal Tea: Live from the Ryman

Various - The Mountains, The Sun And The Sea – The Art of Antonio Carlos Jobim Various - The Mountains, The Sun And The Sea – The Art of Antonio Carlos Jobim

Earl Slick - Fist Full of Devils Earl Slick - Fist Full of Devils

Damn Truth - Now or Nowhere Damn Truth - Now or Nowhere

Various - Riding The Rock Machine: British Seventies Classic Rock Various - Riding The Rock Machine: British Seventies Classic Rock

Nature's Neighbor - Otherside Nature's Neighbor - Otherside

Joanna Connor - 4801 South Indiana Avenue Joanna Connor - 4801 South Indiana Avenue

Ace of Cups - Sing Your Dreams Ace of Cups - Sing Your Dreams

Robin Trower, Maxi Priest, Livingstone Brown - United State of Mind
Robin Trower, Maxi Priest, Livingstone Brown - United State of Mind