Gimme Five

Gimme Five: Drama, Sci Fi and Horror Series on Netflix

Gimme Five: Drama, Sci Fi and Horror Series on Netflix

After laughing it up through our initial Gimme Five list of sitcoms and comedies, it’s time to delve into the darker corners of Netflix — from a zombie-fied Atlanta to the misadventures of a southern California-based biker club, to the secret double life of a certain chemistry teacher …

Gimme Five: Genesis’ Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips + Ray Wilson on ‘Firth of Fifth,’ ‘The Knife,’ ‘Musical Box,’ others

Gimme Five: Genesis’ Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips + Ray Wilson on ‘Firth of Fifth,’ ‘The Knife,’ ‘Musical Box,’ others

They never sold as many records, never got any where near as much attention. But that doesn’t mean the separate tenures of Genesis’ Steve Hackett, Anthony Phillips and Ray Wilson aren’t worth exploring.

Gimme Five: Sitcom and Comedy Series on Netflix

Gimme Five: Sitcom and Comedy Series on Netflix

There so many great shows to watch on Netflix that it can be difficult to create a shortlist. So, let’s break it down by genres.

Gimme Five: Toto’s Steve Lukather and David Paich on ‘I Won’t Hold You Back,’ ’99,’ others

Gimme Five: Toto’s Steve Lukather and David Paich on ‘I Won’t Hold You Back,’ ’99,’ others

Back in the studio for its first new album project since 2006, not to mention on the cusp of a major world tour with Michael McDonald, Toto has made a dramatic return to the spotlight.

Gimme Five: ABC Movie of the Week, with Sally Field, Dennis Weaver, James Caan

Gimme Five: ABC Movie of the Week, with Sally Field, Dennis Weaver, James Caan

Unlike 1980s miniseries full of glamour and glitz or 1990s relationship-themed cable movies, 1970s TV movies were sleazy, scary, dopey or just plain weird. They were characterized by schlock, horror and the occasional tearjerker or social commentary.

Gimme Five: Worst-ever Original Lineup Kiss Songs

Gimme Five: Worst-ever Original Lineup Kiss Songs

Their recent Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction has a lot of fans romanticizing Kiss’ original lineup. It wasn’t all “Deuce” and “God of Thunder,” however.

Gimme Five: Country Artists That Metal Fans Should Know

Gimme Five: Country Artists That Metal Fans Should Know

A couple of personal comments I’ve received over the last few days from my annual Country and Southern Rock List got me thinking a little about the best entry points for metal folks into the country world.

Gimme Five: Bob Dylan in the 1980s

Gimme Five: Bob Dylan in the 1980s

Bob Dylan seemed, certainly at first, to lose some essential impetus to create in the 1980s. He came off as neither grouchy or impish, just disinterested.

Gimme Five: Post-Keith Moon Songs by the Who

Gimme Five: Post-Keith Moon Songs by the Who

Perhaps, in hindsight, Led Zeppelin had the right idea: When your linchpin drummer dies, simply call it quits. Not so, the Who — who thereby created a second, less celebrated legacy without Keith Moon.

Gimme Five: Mickey Thomas and Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship/Starship

Gimme Five: Mickey Thomas and Craig Chaquico on Jefferson Starship/Starship

Craig Chaquico helped build the ’70s sound of Jefferson Starship, keyed on Marty Balin’s suave balladry, then joined Mickey Thomas in steering the group toward the pop charts. First, though, they rocked a little.