Born on the outskirts of Motown and raised in the shadow of the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Joe has been writing about rock music since interviewing Shudder to Think's Craig Wedren for his high school newspaper -- back when bands like Shudder to Think were recording for major labels. He's written for the Cleveland Free Times, Alternative Press, the Village Voice, SuicideGirls and a variety of other online publications and blogs, some of which have not existed in years. He started with Townsquare in 2011 writing for Loudwire and Ultimate Classic Rock, and has been with Diffuser.fm since it launched in spring 2012.
Classic Rock’s Thirteen Unluckiest Musicians
For all of their fame and fortune, sometimes things can go very, very wrong.
35 Years Ago: Elton John’s Historic Russian Tour
Elton John became the first Western rock star to perform in Russia on May 21, 1979.
Sunday Morning: Seven Rockers Who Went Broke
Many rock stars have learned that money doesn't buy happiness, but raking in a bunch of loot and then and then losing it certainly can have you singing the blues.
30 Years Later, ‘Spinal Tap’ Still Rings True for Real-Life Rock Stars
Anyone who has ever seen 'This Is Spinal Tap' knows it's funny as all hell.