June 17, 2020
Don Felder of the Eagles

Eagles “Hell Freezes Over” Record Review

The Eagles' first reunion tour was a full-on shock to music fans who never thought they would play together again. After they parted in 1980, Don Henley was categorical all along, stating that the band would get back together "when hell freezes over.” Apparently, everyone was wrong. On Nov. 8, 1994, they released “Hell Freezes Over.”
June 16, 2020
CBGB club in New York

CBGB: Birthplace of the American Punk Movement

In 1973, when the punk rock movement was just barely beginning to coalesce from the garage rock movement into something much more extreme, a man named Hilly Kristal took possession of a restaurant and bar that had been a 19th century saloon, a biker bar and finally a dive bar.
June 16, 2020
Laurel Canyon at Night

Laurel Canyon: A Bird’s Eye View of the Epix Documentary

Every so often, a film or documentary arrives at just the right time to soothe the feelings that the daily stress of life can create. That’s the case with Alison Ellwood’s “Laurel Canyon,” a feature-length documentary about the Los Angeles folk/rock scene of the ‘60s and ‘70s that’s currently airing in two-parts on Epix.
June 8, 2020
Geddy Lee in front Screen of Peart behind playing

Rush: A Teenagers’ First Love Affair

It was the summer of 1981 and little did I know, my favorite band was about to reveal itself to me. You never know when or how this happens. It just does. And in my case, it happened during one of the best summers of my life. That I was 16 was coincidence.
May 21, 2020
John Lenon Imagine memorial with flowers

John Lennon: We can only imagine

What can I say about the late, great John Lennon that hasn’t already been said numerous times? He was a brilliant musician, an Avant Garde poet, an outspoken, and sometimes, rebellious visionary, and most certainly, an icon. He was a husband, a father, a lover, and an idol. He was a million different things to a million different people.


February 11, 2020
Cartoon of Death Playing Guitar

“No Basta”(It’s Not Enough)

Franco De Vita, the man who would become one of the faces of Latin Rock, is a Venezuelan Latin Grammy winning singer/songwriter whose career mushroomed in the late 80’s...
January 13, 2020
David Bowie

My Music Life: Ziggy Played Guitar

Time takes a cigarette, puts it in your mouth. Time, he's waiting in the wings. He speaks of senseless things. Time may change me, but I can't trace time. But time could not prepare us for the loss of the man who wrote these lyrics, David Bowie...


April 30, 2020
Turn table with Weed disc

A Short (Really Short) History of Early Cannabis Use

When we typically think of Cannabis usage, we normally go back in time to the 60’s or perhaps a bit earlier, to the Prohibition era, when it was sold quietly in speak easies focused on weed, called “Teapads.” But human culture has been intertwined with Marijuana for far longer.
February 27, 2020
Brownies and Cannabis leaves

How Edibles Are Made and a Cannabutter Recipe

One question we often hear from fans at Pop Daze is “Whatever happened to XYZ band or artist?” Sometimes seemingly successful bands suddenly disappear or fade quietly away...