Rob Jovanovic

The static-drenched crunch of Dave Davies’ guitar on “You Really Got Me” has been credited with giving birth to metal, but older brother Ray Davies often Read more


 Thebig push is on for Big Star. One of the most admired cult bands from the '70sare now the subject of a book, Rob Jovanovic's Big Star: The Story of Rock'sForgotten Band ; a CD compilation, The Very Best of Big Star ; and .. Read more

I Hate Hollywood

Everyone knows of The Beatles’ manager, Brian Epstein, but less attention has been paid to Epstein’s partner, Joe Flannery. Flannery hopes to redress that in his autobiography. The danger of growing up gay with artistic inclinations in roug... Read more


Used to be that antique jazz and blues recordings drew the obsessive attention of music buffs determined to track down recording session dates and determine who played which instrument. Rob Jovanovic brings a similar attention Read more


While hardcore may not be the most female-friendly genre, there is a long history of punk bands using the stage as a sort of bully pulpit to get their fans to think about such issues as domestic abuse, rape, and sexism.As a young suburban h... Read more

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