Entries by Danko Jones from 05/2013

There's No Such Thing as a Musical Guilty Pleasure

| Posted 05.04.2013 | Canada Music

I detest the term, "guilty pleasure." You should never feel guilty about the music you like. The only people who should feel guilty are these tastemaking, gate-keeping bullies and their need to cover up their own self-doubt.

So What if Gwen Stefani Forgot the Lyrics to 'Wild Horses'?

| Posted 05.07.2013 | Canada Music

Gwen, don't listen to the naysayers. They're just jealous. Hell, I'm even jealous of you. You sang with The Stones and you looked great doing it, if I do say so myself. Nobody, even wild horses, as hard as they might try, can take that away from you.

Meeting Tad Doyle Makes Life on the Road Better

| Posted 05.17.2013 | Canada Music

Much has been made of life on the road. One of the things that keeps the craziness at bay, at least for me, are the fleeting but memorable moments that happen every once in a while on tour; the kind of moments that stay with you for a lifetime. Interviewing Tad Doyle for my podcast was something else.

Rock 'n' Roll Movies Never Turn Out Quite Right

| Posted 05.24.2013 | Canada Music

Watching Tom Cruise, who's probably more into soft rock, try to bluff his way through his misguided idea of how a guy in a hard rock band behaves was hysterical and cringe-worthy. It was another reminder that when Hollywood tries to take on rock 'n' roll the results are so off-the-mark that no matter how earnest the intent it usually ends up in the category of farce.

Neil Peart Wrote Me Back!

| Posted 05.31.2013 | Canada Music

In November of 2007 I received a hand-written reply from Peart in the mail. It had taken so long that I had forgotten I even wrote the letter in the first place. My heart stopped, my pulse raced, my brow beaded, Neil Peart had written me back!