Operation: Mindcrime: How Queensryche’s masterful concept album changed my life

I was twelve years old when Queensryche released their rock opera, combining hair metal essentials with a subversive storyline about a heroin addicted assassin working for an underground revolution.  For me, it radically changed my perspective on what a genre could be, introducing concepts I’d learn more about and fully embrace in the years to… Continue reading Operation: Mindcrime: How Queensryche’s masterful concept album changed my life

Duran Duran: Still the greatest pop band on the planet bar none

The legendary “Fab Five” released their 15th studio album, “Future Past,” earlier this year, celebrating their 40th anniversary by continuing to push the limits of popular music and even music videos, proving once again they are without a doubt the best pop band on the planet.  It helps that they actually write and play their… Continue reading Duran Duran: Still the greatest pop band on the planet bar none