Debra Filcman is a Chicago-based freelance journalist.
Everything You Need To Know About Van Halen’s ‘You Really Got Me’
Van Halen were introduced to the world when their cover of the Kinks' "You Really Got Me" was released as their first single on Jan. 28, 1978.
Alex Lifeson Admits Rush Are ‘Basically Done’
Rush pulled off the road a couple years ago, but fans had hopes for some kind of smaller-scale project from them in the future.
Rod Stewart Announces New Summer Tour With Cyndi Lauper
Rod Stewart has announced a North American summer tour, again teaming up with Cyndi Lauper, just as he did last summer.
The Cure Had a Fun Side, Lol Tolhurst Insists
The Cure's co-founder Lol Tolhurst says the band was a lot more fun than people gave the punk rockers credit for.
John Lennon’s 1969 Monkey Bike Expected to Fetch More Than $48,000
A 1969 Honda Monkey-Trail Bike once owned by John Lennon will soon be on the market.
August’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
In August, classic rockers shot down rumors and spoke their minds, and a few projects floundered.
Bono Says Today’s Music Is ‘Girly,’ Needs More (Presumably Male) Rage
Bono says there's a space in the current landscape for music with less of a pop sensibility and more rage — and that revolution will come.
May’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
The biggest classic rock stories of May 2017 included some sad losses, the kick-offs of major tours and a fun surprise collaboration.
March’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
We lost two classic rockers in March 2017, tried to understand a strange crime, and saw a band moving on without a member, and a member moving on without his band.
February’s Biggest Classic Rock Stories: 2017 in Review
As we take a look back at the year, we find politics and band squabbles again taking center stage.