Lisa Torem


Interviews




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.




Damn Truth

Lee-la Baum, lead singer of the Montreal-based The Damn Truth, discusses the setbacks and rewards of creating their third album, ‘Now or Nowhere’, during the pandemic,as well as their future plans.


Robin Trower - Interview

Robin Trower

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’.

More Interviews

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

Michael Dorf - Interview Michael Dorf

Brian Downey - Interview Brian Downey








Profiles


Common - Let Love Have The Last Word

Common

Chicago-raised rap artist, Common, lays bare his spiritual growth in his sophomore book, ‘Let Love Have the Last Word’ in 'Raging Pages'.


Little Richard - 1932-2020

Little Richard

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

More Profiles

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

Alice Cooper - 50th  Anniversary of the Alice Cooper Group Original Line-Up Celebration Part 1 Alice Cooper - 50th Anniversary of the Alice Cooper Group Original Line-Up Celebration Part 1

Leon Wildes - Interview Leon Wildes - Interview

Michael Bloomfield - Profile Michael Bloomfield




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




Damned

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 DeVitto

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'.

More Features

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

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

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




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