Author Archives: Michael Berick

About Michael Berick

I am a longtime writer, and lover, of music and pop culture. I have written for Entertainment Weekly, the Los Angeles Times, the LA Weekly, the San Francisco Chronicle, Cleveland Scene and more places (that I wouldn't take up more of your time mentioning now).

New Old Ramones Video: She’s The One

Today sees the release of the 40th anniversary editions of the Ramones‘ Road to Ruin album. Road to Ruin, the band’s fourth album (in just three years) contained the Ramones signature song, “I Wanna Be Sedated,” along with their cover … Continue reading

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Archives Alives: MC5, R.E.M., Stax, New West, Nick Lowe, Led Zep & New Fave: the Beths

Where you were 50 years ago today? Well, if you were alive that is. If you were at the Gladsaxe Teen Club (yes, in Gladsaxe, Denmark) then you saw the first show that John Bonham, John Paul Jones, Jimmy Page, … Continue reading

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Concert For George Returns To Cinemas

February 25 would have been George Harrison’s 75th birthday and in honor of this anniversary, the historic Concert For George will be available again in several different ways. The actual film of this concert, which took place November 29, 2002 … Continue reading

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Archives Alive: Hendrix, Hayes, Harrison, Berry, Waits & Yung Wu

I wanted to catch up on some of the fine reissues that are coming out in the first part of this year. Yes, there are too many good ones for me to keep track of, but here are some that … Continue reading

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RIP Grant Hart

Just heard the sad news about the passing of Hüsker Dü drummer Grant Hart. He was 56 years old; he apparently had been battling liver cancer. His death comes just about a week after the big announcement of a huge … Continue reading

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Ronno Doco: New Mick Ronson Documentary!

If you are a rock fan of a certain age, or a fan of rock music from a certain era (that era being the Seventies), the name Mick Ronson will make your eyes light up. He was that blond guitar … Continue reading

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Have A Merry Jerry Birthday

August 1 marks what would have been Jerry Garcia‘s 75th birthday. And not surprisingly there are a number of events happening today, and this month, that salute him. Tonight, Fathom Films presents the 7th annual Grateful Dead Meet-Up at the … Continue reading

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