Blog Entries by Greg Prato

Author Greg PratoA journalist from Long Island, New York, Greg's books include A Devil on One Shoulder and an Angel on the Other: The Story of Shannon Hoon and Blind Melon, Grunge is Dead: The Oral History of Seattle Rock Music, and MTV Ruled the World: The Early Years of Music Video. Get more info about Greg's books here. You can also follow Greg on Twitter.
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  • Donny OsmondDonny OsmondDonny Osmond talks about his biggest hits, his Vegas show, and the fan who taught him to take "Puppy Love" seriously.
  • The Great Grunge Explosion of 1991The Great Grunge Explosion of 1991Eddie Vedder, Jerry Cantrell, and other heavyweights of grunge explain what happened in 1991, when Ten, Nevermind, Facelift and Badmotorfinger were released.
  • Kelly Keagy of Night RangerKelly Keagy of Night RangerKelly Keagy of Night Ranger tells the "Sister Christian" story and explains why he started sweating when he saw it in Boogie Nights.
  • Robert DeLeo of Stone Temple PilotsRobert DeLeo of Stone Temple PilotsStone Temple Pilots bass player Robert DeLeo names the songs that have most connected with fans and tells the stories behind tracks from their Tiny Music album.
  • Wolfgang Van HalenWolfgang Van HalenWolfgang Van Halen breaks down the songs on his debut album, Mammoth WVH, and names the definitive Van Halen songs from the Sammy and Dave eras.
  • Hannah Berryman on her Rockfield Studios DocumentaryHannah Berryman on her Rockfield Studios DocumentaryA chat with director Hannah Berryman about her documentary on Rockfield Studios, where Queen, Rush, Oasis and many others recorded.
  • Tim McIlrath of Rise AgainstTim McIlrath of Rise AgainstRise Against frontman Tim McIlrath explains the meanings behind some of their biggest songs and names the sci-fi books that have influenced him.
  • John Gourley of Portugal. The ManJohn Gourley of Portugal. The ManPortugal. The Man frontman John Gourley on "Feel It Still," the Woodstock moment when he saw it was OK to sing up high, and the album Oregon City Sessions.
  • Death From Above 1979Death From Above 1979Rock duo Death From Above 1979 talk about their Is 4 Lovers album, their songwriting process, and their signature sound.
  • Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG's, Blues Brothers)Steve Cropper (Booker T & the MG's, Blues Brothers)Steve Cropper on the making of "In the Midnight Hour," the chicken-wire scene in The Blues Brothers, and his 2021 album, Fire It Up.
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