FORBIDDEN BEAT: PERSPECTIVES ON PUNK DRUMMING

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In Forbidden Beat, some of today’s most respected writers and musicians explore the history of punk percussion with personal essays, interviews and lists featuring their favorite players and biggest influences.

Available February 8, 2022 from Rare Bird Books.

FEATURING: Ira Elliot, Curt Weiss, John Robb, Hudley Flipside, Bon Von Wheelie, Joey Shithead, Matt Diehl, D.H. Peligro, Mike Watt, Lynn Perko-Truell, Pete Finestone, Laura Bethita Neptuna, Jan Radder, Jim Ruland, Eric Beetner, Jon Wurster, Lori Barbero, Joey Cape, Tré Cool, Marko DeSantis, Mindy Abovitz, Steven McDonald, Kye Smith, Ian Winwood, Phanie Diaz, Benny Horowitz, Shari Page, Urian Hackney, and Rat Scabies. Cover art by Brian Walsby.

GO FURTHER: MORE LITERARY APPRECIATIONS OF POWER POP

The sequel to “Go All The Way: A Literary Appreciation of Power Pop” will be published on May 11, 2021 by Rare Bird Books. Click HERE for info.

Essays By: Ira Robbins, Alex Segura, Mary E. Donnelly, Pat DiPuccio, John Borack, Dave Hill, Will Birch, S.W. Lauden, Jordan Oakes, Brian Vander Ark Anne K. Ream & R. Clifton Spargo, Chip Jacobs, Bill DeMain, Thierry Côté, Doug Brod, Jim Lindberg, Balin Schneider, Mike Randle, Butch Walker, Andrea Warner, Paul Myers and Rex Broome.

THE BIG TAKEOVER

My first article is up over at The Big Takeover. I wrote about the 40th anniversary of my favorite Replacements album, Sorry Ma, Forgot To Take Out The Trash. Click HERE.

 

MUSIC WRITING ON MEDIUM

I’m doing music-related essays, interviews and book reviews over on Medium. Click HERE to check out what I’ve been up to.

 

MODERN DAY ROCK ‘N ROLL!

I play drums for an LA-based power pop/garage rock band called The Brothers Steve. Our first album, “#1,” is available on CD, Vinyl and Digital formats. Our second album, “Dose,” is available on CD and Digital formats only.

 

POWER POP CRIME FICTION

That’ll Be The Day: A Power Pop Heist is available now. It has been called “Pistol popping power pop pulp fiction.”

 

 

The sequel to “That’ll Be The Day: A Power Pop Heist” is available now. This new novelette is called “Good Girls Don’t: A Second Power Pop Heist.” Click HERE for info.

 

SHORT FICTION

Murder-A-Go-Go’s is a crime fiction anthology inspired by the iconic 80s band. The collection includes my take on “Vacation” (spoilers, it’s creepy). More Short Stories!