“Good-Time Charlie” A young friend who enjoys the odd bash behind his kit wrote to me on the passing of Charlie Watts: “One of my favorite drummers of all time. Effortlessly cool fills and licks that were way harder to play along to than they appeared. Talk about a drummer that lived perfectly in theContinue reading

Sorry to read of Jim Steinman’s passing on Monday. He was extremely talented, to say the least…and a very nice guy. I enjoyed working with him on “Signs of Life”, a collaboration that was illuminating for both of us.The following article is a brilliant summation of the time we spent together on our one andContinue reading

UMG is releasing a mini-lp compilation entitled, “Past Perfect”, to the streaming services on Friday: tracks from four different albums, including a rare guest-performance from Freddie Mercury. The ‘cover art’ is the creation of Alina Broome, a student at F.I.T. in NYC. Great stuff, Alina…thank you so much!

The original, full-length version of Love Is The Hero—including a spectacular intro-piece from Freddie. Conjured out of thin air in the early morning hours at Garden Lodge, Freddie’s home in West London. What a night! Now available at Spotify, Apple Music and more…

I lost a long-time friend and patron yesterday. Don Zimmerman was president of Capitol Records when I signed to the label in 1979. Though not a music-maker in the strict sense of the word, he expressed a genuine interest in what I was doing, and was remarkably insightful in supporting and guiding my career inContinue reading

A fond farewell to my old mate, Frank Levi. Frank was a mad genius of the electronics variety, who specialized in tinkering with guitar amps. We spent many a late night in the SIR/NY workshop, after I wrapped rehearsals with my band, Piper. We talked about how I wanted to expand on the already massiveContinue reading