Today (September 15th) marks the first anniversary of the death of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek, who succumbed to heart disease in his New York apartment at age 75 The Cars song “Good Times Roll” was not really about good times. The late Ric Ocasek, who wrote it sayss you shouldn’t take it at face value.

 

“That was my song about what the good times in rock ‘n’ roll really mean, instead of what they’re supposed to be. It was kind of a parody of good times, really. It was kinda like not about good times at all.”

James Hetfield turns 57 today.  When Metallica first came out they could do no wrong with their fans but then came “Fade to Black”on 1984’s “Ride the Lightening”.  It was a ballad and even though it had...
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Bruce Springsteen released his landmark album, Born to Run, 45 years ago today, Tuesday — August 25th, 1975. It was the pivotal album in his career, coming after two albums that hardly sold, despite great reviews. The feeling...