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‘Weren’t you that guy in Van Halen?’: Mitch Malloy on his short trip through a very famous band

‘Weren’t you that guy in Van Halen?’: Mitch Malloy on his short trip through a very famous band

Mitch Malloy has released a number of albums since his self-titled 1992 debut, even while fashioning a career as a mixer and mastering engineer with Taylor Swift, Kenny Loggins and others.

Something Else! Interview: Jim Weider of the Band

Something Else! Interview: Jim Weider of the Band

Woodstock native Jim Weider got to live out a musician’s dream, having been a fan of the Band at the turn of the 1970s before eventually joining Levon Helm, Rick Danko and Garth Hudson from 1985-99.

Forgotten Series: Ugly Kid Joe – Menace to Sobriety (1995)

Ugly Kid Joe very likely doomed their career with the way they came on to the scene. First there was the name, a jab at second- or third-tier hair metal act Pretty Boy Floyd.

Almost Hits: Tom Petty, “It’s Good To Be King” (1995)

Almost Hits: Tom Petty, “It’s Good To Be King” (1995)

“It’s Good To Be King,” which somehow only crept up to No. 68 on the charts, doesn’t sound like any side Tom Petty had ever put out — and, at the same time, like all of them.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Across The Border” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Across The Border” (1995)

There are many descriptions of the album The Ghost of Tom Joad as being “bleak” and “tuneless,” which leads me to wonder how exactly is a person supposed to render situations of no hope in an artistic context.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The New Timer” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “The New Timer” (1995)

I’ve always been a big fan of Jack Kerouac. There’s a lot of bad behavior in those stories, but there’s also a kind of innocent embrace of life’s possibilities.

Forgotten series: Various Artists – Everybody Wants Some [Of Van Halen ...] (1997)

Forgotten series: Various Artists – Everybody Wants Some [Of Van Halen ...] (1997)

Back in the middle of the years when so-called Classic Rock was born, our perceptions of rock stars was somewhat different than today. They seemed larger than life; dangerous, even.

Peter Gabriel, Sting, U2, Bruce Springsteen, others – ¡Released!: Human Rights Concerts 1986-98 (2013)

The 1980s were marked by benefit extravaganzas, though oftentimes — whatever their noble intentions — they boasted both dubious musical results and unclear benefits. Amnesty International events were different.

James Taylor – The Essential James Taylor (2013)

James Taylor – The Essential James Taylor (2013)

Having released his last studio album containing original material over 11 years ago, James Taylor has kept his fans waiting for his next collection of songs.

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Dry Lightning” (1995)

Sparks Fly On E Street: Bruce Springsteen, “Dry Lightning” (1995)

When the fans start talking about what’s next on the Springsteen horizon, there’s usually somebody who will bring up the idea of Bruce doing a country album.