How much for a Cinderella rookie card?

With social media these days, we know so much about rock and pop musicians that a lot of the mystique has disappeared. But there used to be a time when being a rock star was something romantic and mysterious. You’d see their faces on album covers, you’d see them in music videos, in magazines, and…

Music for Remembrance Day

Today is a day of remembrance in Canada as we celebrate Remembrance Day to honour the fallen soldiers who served this country (in the UK it is known as Armistice Day and Veterans Day in the US). It is celebrated on November 11th to commemorate the end of combat in the first World War (armistice…

30 years of concerts

Exactly 30 years ago today, on March 12 1984, I saw my first rock concert. At the tender age of 12, I managed to convince my parents to take me to see KISS at the Colisée in Quebec City. I’d managed to convince my parents to take me the year before, on the Creatures of…

When did metal stop being dangerous?

  I found this item passing by H & M today. When I was a teenager, I was a rebel for listening to Iron Maiden: that was the devil’s music. 30 years later, it’s on tank tops sold in trendy shops to people who probably couldn’t name a single song…