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I got to hear the real deal “Barracuda” and “Don’t Stop Believin'” last night in Auburn (but Carrie Underwood would have been less stressful)

Journey guitarist Neal Schon rips off a soaring guitar solo during the early part of his band’s set Friday night at White River Amphitheatre. And yes, "Don’t Stop Believin’" was killer.


I just couldn’t decide. Should I head over to the Puyallup Fair Friday night for Carrie Underwood, one of America’s hottest young country starts and one of the few "American Idol" alum really worth getting excited about? Or should I check out the homecoming of Seattle rock legends Ann and Nancy Wilson, the dynamic duo better

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Blue Cheer to rock Rocket Records

Last time I dropped in at Rocket Records, owner Steve Gaydich mentioned he was working on an in store with Blue Cheer. And he just called to say it was a done deal. The power trio — known for “Just a Little Bit” and their proto-metal remake of Eddie Cochran’s “Summertime Blues” — will drop in to sign some records and possible play a few songs around 1 p.m. on Valentine’s Day. That’s the day after they’re scheduled to rock El Corazon up in Seattle.


Rush’s 2008 world tour will stop at the Gorge Amphitheatre

Rush announced dates for it’s 2008 world tour this morning, including a May 31 stop at the Gorge Ampitheatre.

It’ll be the the classic rock trio’s second stop in Washington to promote last year’s “Snakes & Arrows” album after last summer’s appearance at Auburn’s White River Amphitheatre. Click here if you missed that show.

Fanclub presale details will be provided at Rush.com Confirmed tour dates are below.

Rush’s Snakes & Arrows tour 2008

April 11: San Juan, Puerto Rico (Coliseo de Puerto Rico)

April 13: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

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R.I.P. Ike Turner

Rock pioneer Ike Turner died today, a man whose musical legacy was often overshadowed by tales of how he reportedly terrorized ex-wife Tina Turner. Find one of many obits here. And below is my last interview with the man back in 2001. He claimed he wasn’t the woman beater portrayed in the film “What’s Love Got to Do With It,” but did cop to a bit of philandering and drug abuse. You be the judge. And if I can find the tape from the interview, I’ll have to post some clips:

Ike Turner is a man

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Sonic singer may have feared tarnishing band’s legacy

As mentioned the other day, the Sonics are playing their first gigs together in decades next month in New York. And while that’s all good and well, I wanted to get to the bottom of what had kept them from doing something sooner – especially given how popular old school garage has become again in recent years.

Bumbershoot organizer One Reel attempted to coax the iconic Tacoma rock band out of retirement for the 1999 festival, and lead singer Gerry Roslie was the lone holdout, according to inside sources.

And while I haven’t caught up

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