Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – March 1984 (Volume 15, Number 10)

By Steve Crawford | March 1, 2023

I wrote this ballot with a Hello Kitty grape-scented pen, but my brother is eating a tuna sandwich so I apologize for the funny smell

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – May 1977 (Volume 8, Number 12) 

By Steve Crawford | August 25, 2022

mock opera and Rock of Gibraltar

Creem – America’s Only Rock ‘n’ Roll Magazine, Reviewed Issue By Issue – September 1975 (Volume 7, Number 4)  

By Steve Crawford | July 10, 2022

Queen looked like a pack of Sheepdogs

US Top 10 Albums Dated November 28th, 2020

By Iman Lababedi | November 23, 2020

we can but hope they get a younger singer to share the chores on stage

The 50 Best-Selling Artists Of All Time From 2017 To 2020

By Alyson Camus | November 23, 2020

the queen of these three past years

Silverlake Celebrated Biden-Harris’ Victory All Day-Long

By Alyson Camus | November 8, 2020

we all live in a bubble and mine was truly happy yesterday

“We Will Rock You – The Musical By Queen And Ben Elton” At The Hulu Theatre, Friday, November 15th, 2019, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | November 17, 2019

the bland butchering of the rock and roll dream

L.A. Burning, West Coast Concert Picks, July 15th To 21st

By Alyson Camus | July 13, 2019

Spirit in the Room are at Bar Sinister on Saturday

The 1,000 Greatest Songs of the 1980s – 570 to 561

By Iman Lababedi | May 22, 2019

“After Elvis Presley, it’s all parody, isn’t it?”


By Alyson Camus | June 25, 2017

It has to be Nick Cave’s week

The Offspring’S Dexter Holland Earns His PhD In Molecular Biology, Joins A Large Group Of Scientist Musicians

By Alyson Camus | May 16, 2017

”My research focused on the human immunodeficiency virus’

Not With The Band: Why So Many Famous Scientists In Pop Songs?

By Alyson Camus | December 30, 2014

Albert Einstein is truly part of our pop culture and figures in many songs as expected: They Might Be Giants’ ‘The World’s Address’, Landscape‘s ‘Einstein A Go-Go’, Counting Crows’ ‘Einstein on the Beach’, Jimmy Buffett’s ‘Einstein was a Surfer’ Bob Dylan’s ‘Desolation Row’, and even Kelly Clarkson’s ‘Einstein’… so weird!

Queen III -Margaret Mullen Has Our Third Review Of The MSG Concert Last week

By admin | July 21, 2014

At best the evening (and Mercury substitute) put Queen on life support. Adam Lambert fulfills a dream and the musicians can continue making love to their instruments and bring the larger than life deceased Freddie Mercury back from the dead. “After all these years who would have thought we would have the chance to be rock gods again?”

10 Songs: Monday, July 21st, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 21, 2014

She Wolf – Shakira – Around about here, Shakira seemed seeped in the possibility of being a major pop artists as well as a pop star, but it all became too much and she imploded. This song is a pop art stroke she couldn’t ever follow up – A

Queen At Madison Square Garden, Thursday, July 17th, 2014, Reviewed

By Iman Lababedi | July 19, 2014

Never before have so few done so much with so little. Queen are simply not a very good band saved from obscurity by the ashtrays of emotion that was Freddie Mercury and a firm grasp on maybe half a dozen indelible songs. Queen was what you got when Mercury added Liberace to Elvis Presley.

Killer Queen: Queen At MSG, Take Two

By Paula Iwamoto-Schaap | July 19, 2014

They launched straight into “Now I’m Here” and it was rocking. Adam’s voice and energy were excellent, everything I’d hoped they would be. “Stone Cold Crazy” and “Another One Bites the Dust” had the crowd going, having fun, Adam’s vocals in good form. Yeah, he’s not Freddie, but I was okay with that (for now).

Queen And Adam Lambert Setlist Spotified

By Iman Lababedi | July 15, 2014

Listening to these songs I can hear both what I disliked and what I should have enjoyed. The faux opera dragged me and the harmonies really really dragged me, but Mercury was a magnetic force and the band could play rock and roll metal with the best of em.

Active Viewin': rock nyc Concert Picks Week of July 14th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | July 13, 2014

I am not a huge Queen fan, I like the hits but at the time all the operatic stuff dragged me and today the metal overtones make me a little shruggy. As for Adam Lambert, with gratness within his grasp he has yet to actually grap it. But together, it should be a thrilling performance this Thursday at MSG. Ad I didn’t mention Freddie Mercury once.

10 Songs: Saturday, June 14th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | June 14, 2014

Crazy Little Thing called Love (Live At Wembley Stadium) – Queen – We could debate it but this straightforward Presleyish rocker is Freddie’s finest moment, just not this version where the extended end doesn’t work – B

Spotify Streams: The Best Way To Check On Your Faves Popularity

By Iman Lababedi | June 13, 2014

Youtube is a good way to take a peek at the numbers but too time consuming so in our ongoing attempts to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony, here is the chart that dares to ask the musical question…How many streams did you get buddy?

The A+ List – 1974

By Steve Crawford | June 9, 2014

John Prine penned “Angel” for his extraordinary 1971 debut album. Raitt gave this despondent tale of a woman living a passionless life an even more touching treatment. Always remember, common side effects of Zoloft include sleepiness, nervousness, insomnia, dizziness, nausea, skin rash, headache, diarrhea, upset stomach, loss of appetite, abnormal ejaculation, dry mouth, and weight loss.

Must See? Queen And Adam Lambert July 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 16, 2014

A leather booted rent boy with a taste for musical theatre and a voice built for hard rock, he has been playing with Queen, off and on, for the past couple of years. Lambert hasn’t proven himself on record, no, actually he has proven he sucks on record, but he should be an excellent Queen frontman.

10 Songs, Sunday March 16th 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 16, 2014

Blue Collar Jane – The Strypes – we had a word for this when I was a whippersnapper, pub rock. By which we mean rhythm and blues with rock drums by proles, here proles out of Ireland and no wilko Johnson’s legacy isn’t in question. Actually it is enhanced – B+

10 Songs, Saturday, March 15th, 2014

By Iman Lababedi | March 15, 2014

Crazy Little Thing called Love – Queen – I am no Queen fan, indeed, i always found them as disreputably shallow purveyors of glam, a somewhat shallow musical idiom at the best of times; but this straight forward little rocker stands out as the closet they ever got to a standard and it hasn’t aged a day – A+

Adam Lambert & Queen, The Tour

By Helen Bach | March 10, 2014

Adam Lambert, the chiseled winner of the horrific American Idol talent show will be stepping on to the stage front and center with the band Queen..as Queen. Yes, Lambert has replaced Mercury and the entire world is just wrong now.

Anatomy of a Song – Bohemian Rhapsody

By admin | January 30, 2014

“It’s one of those songs which has such a fantasy feel about it. I think people should just listen to it, think about it, and then make up their own minds as to what it says to them… ”Bohemian Rhapsody” didn’t just come out of thin air. I did a bit of research although it was tongue-in-cheek and mock opera. Why not? –