NRBQ: UBI-Q-Tious

AS APPEARED IN THE KITCHENER-WATERLOO RECORD ON JANUARY 20, 1998   NRBQ: UBI-Q-Tious   By Nick Krewen   They never play the same show twice. In fact, the ubiquitous NRBQ like to keep things so spontaneous that they don’t even bother to write out a set list before they go onstage. “We like to think that when we go out there, we don’t have a plan,” bassist and NRBQ co-founder…


Steve Earle speeds down Copperhead Road

  Nick Krewen The Hamilton Spectator December 3, 1987   “Now the revenue man wanted Grandaddy bad He headed up the holler with everything he had It’s before my time but I’ve been told He never came back from Copperhead Road.”   – from “Copperhead Road”, written by Steve Earle, copyright 1987 Duke Of Earle/ Goldline Music (ASCAP).   Rock ‘n’ roll rebel or country crusader? Virginian-born Steve Earle would…


Surviving With Rush

PUBLISHED IN THE CANADIAN COMPOSER, APRIL 1986     SURVIVING WITH RUSH     Drummer-lyricist Neil Peart looks forward      By Nick Krewen   The mark of longevity in the music business is originality. Usually, a band that lasts in this fashionably fickle marketplace does so by leaving an indelible imprint on audiences. For the 12 years that drummer Neil Peart has been a part of Rush with guitarist…