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Slash jumps into the Snakepit

  BY NICK KREWEN Hamilton Spectator January 26, 1995   First there was Izzy Stradlin’s Ju Ju Hounds. Then Duff McKagan released his punk ‘n’ roll album, Believe In Me, followed by Gilby Clarke‘s Pawnshop Guitars. Now, add guitarist Saul Hudson — better known to the world as Slash — and drummer Matt Sorum to the list of Guns N’ Roses members past and present who have taken time to pursue…


Summers at Six Nations

  Where Robbie Robertson Learned To Play At The Feet Of His Mohawk Cousin   NICK KREWEN Hamilton Spectator October 6, 1994   TORONTO:  As a kid growing up in Toronto, Jamie Robbie Robertson had little interest and awareness in music. That all changed at the age of 11, when Robertson, who would later co-found The Band, started spending his summer vacations visiting relatives at the Six Nations Reserve just…


Shedding A Tear for Fear

    by NICK KREWEN The Spectator April 7, 1992 After a decade of making music together, Tears For Fears‘ mainman Roland Orzabal decided to shed a Tear of his own — namely partner Curt Smith. As a duo that came to prominence during the latter, electronic stages of new wave music, Tears For Fears classics like “Pale Shelter,” “Shout” and “Everybody Wants To Rule The World” had instant impact,…


Right Said Fred: Too Sexy for You?

By Nick Krewen The Spectator February 6, 1992   Richard Fairbrass is too sexy for this interview. The 31-year-old vocalist of British dance music sensation Right Said Fred is also too sexy for Milan and too sexy for his shirt. He’s even too sexy for his car. He says so — in his band’s monumental hit, “I’m Too Sexy.” With its palpitating disco rhythm and campy lyrics, the song skyrocketed…


Robert Plant Gets the Led Out

  Nick Krewen Hamilton Spectator December 12, 1988 Robert Plant loves his music. Already elevated to the status of rock immortal for his contribution as vocalist for Led Zeppelin – arguably the mightiest and most influential of the crunch-chord dinosaur rockbands – Plant is enjoying an enormously successful career as a solo artist. His fourth and most recent album, Now And Zen , has gone platinum twice-over in this country,…