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Watch video of John Lennon at the Hit Factory in 1980

Video: John Lennon – “I’m Losing You” 1980 The Hit Factory This footage has become something of a Holy Grail for Lennon fans. We know that director Jay Dubin shot video footage at the Hit Factory recording studio in August of 1980 for promotional videos for “(Just Like) Starting Over” and “I’m Losing You.” Afterward, … Continue reading Watch video of John Lennon at the Hit Factory in 1980

Over the Edge: An Oral History

On the movie’s 30th anniversary, Vice Magazine features Over the Edge: An Oral History of the Greatest Teen Rebellion Movie of All Time. They talk to the cast (including Matt Dillon), the writers, the director, the producer, and even Bun E. Carlos: Bun E. Carlos (drummer for Cheap Trick): When the movie came out, we … Continue reading Over the Edge: An Oral History

Tinted Windows: Power Pop Supergroup

Jim DeRogatis talks to former Smashing Pumpkin James Iha about Tinted Windows, his new band that features members of Hanson, Cheap Trick, and Fountains of Wayne: Well, Adam [Schlesinger] and I are friends, and we have these various businesses together: We have our recording studio in Chelsea, and we had the label together [Scratchie], but … Continue reading Tinted Windows: Power Pop Supergroup

Cheap Trick at the Double Door: We’re All Alright

Cheap Trick at the Double Door, Chicago By Phil Wise In the past year I’ve seen the two groups most associated with power pop. One developed the archetype in the 60s with songs like “Can’t Explain” and “Glow Girl” and the other perfected it in the 70s with “Surrender” and “The Dream Police.” Now, I … Continue reading Cheap Trick at the Double Door: We’re All Alright