Articles by: Tom Wilmeth

Motorhead, February 16, 2011: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Motorhead, February 16, 2011: Shows I’ll Never Forget

I saw body surfing up close at this Motorhead show, almost became an unwilling member in a mosh pit, and escaped unscathed. Who could ask for more?

King Crimson, November 26, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

King Crimson, November 26, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

People come to worship this band, not necessarily to enjoy themselves. A King Crimson concert is serious business.

Katy Perry, December 4, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Katy Perry, December 4, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Katy Perry’s concert was spectacle on the grandest of scales played out on an enormous, ever-changing stage. And the music wasn’t bad, either.

Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More: I Haven’t Heard It, But I Already Have Issues

Bob Dylan’s Trouble No More: I Haven’t Heard It, But I Already Have Issues

Columbia Records touts the gospel-focused ‘Trouble No More’ as the “definitive retrospective of a pivotal period” in Bob Dylan’s canon. It’s not.

I Thought I Knew Something About the Beatles

I Thought I Knew Something About the Beatles

Tom Wilmeth takes a deep dive into the expanded edition of Mark Lewisohn’s ‘The Beatles – All These Years, Vol. 1: Tune In.’

Goldfinger, Sept. 9, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Goldfinger, Sept. 9, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Two things are clear from note one: Goldfinger is John Feldmann’s band – and he has come to incite a party.

Garry Tallent and Max Weinberg: A Tale of Two Sidemen

Garry Tallent and Max Weinberg: A Tale of Two Sidemen

Max Weinberg and Garry Tallent of Bruce Springsteen’s backing group the E Street Band are on tour – but the experiences are much different.

What I Learned From Elvis Presley: An Appreciation

What I Learned From Elvis Presley: An Appreciation

As a kid in the ’60s, Elvis Presley’s hit-making era was dim and distant. Blame the Beatles. Blame Oswald. Blame television. But it was true.

Glen Campbell (1936-2017): An Appreciation

Glen Campbell (1936-2017): An Appreciation

I didn’t get decked, and I did ask Glen Campbell to sign my album.

Bruce Springsteen Bassist Garry Tallent, April 22, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Bruce Springsteen Bassist Garry Tallent, April 22, 2017: Shows I’ll Never Forget

Garry Tallent assured us that this “was not going to be any four-hour concert.” He laughed, “I only know one person crazy enough for that!”

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