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Dave DiMartino

Dave DiMartino

Dave DiMartino is the former executive editor of Yahoo! Music in Los Angeles. He is a former editor of CREEM, where he worked from 1979-1986. Later he was West Coast Bureau Chief of Billboard magazine (1986-1991), senior writer at Entertainment Weekly (1991-1993), and in 1995 became executive editor of LAUNCH, a CD-ROM magazine and internet music site which was purchased by Yahoo! in 2001 and redubbed Yahoo! Music.  He really hung around there quite a bit.

He is the author of Singer Songwriters: Pop Music's Performer-Composers, from A to Zevon (Billboard Books, 1994), Do It Again: The Steely Dan Years  (Amazon, 2009), consultant editor of Moonlight Drive: The Stories Behind Every Doors Song (Carlton, 1995), and U.S. editor of Music In The 20th Century (M.E. Sharpe, 1998). His writing has appeared in The Mojo Collection: The Ultimate Music Companion (Canongate, 2003) and The Pop, Rock, and Soul Reader (Oxford University Press, 2004) and in other anthologies, and in numerous publications including Rolling Stone, Mojo, Musician, Spin and the Village Voice.



 

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Alice Coltrane: Performance by Coltrane promises outstanding jazz

Profile by Dave DiMartino, Michigan State News, 27 September 1973

THIS SUNDAY night promises to be an occasion that campus music lovers will never forget, as the brilliant Alice Coltrane opens up the series of ...

Willie Dixon & his Chicago All-Stars: Brewery, East Lansing MI

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, Michigan State News, 16 January 1974

Dixon classics, band thrill blues lovers ...

Electric Light Orchestra: On The Third Day (United Artists)

Review by Dave DiMartino, Michigan State News, 22 January 1974

LP good change for band ...

Patti Smith: With her star now rising on high, Patti Smith opens at Silver Dollar

Profile by Dave DiMartino, Michigan State News, 9 March 1976

PATTI SMITH, poet/vocalist of the Patti Smith Band, will be making her East Lansing debut at the Silver Dollar Saloon Wednesday night. ...

Stephen Bishop, Linda Ronstadt: Linda Ronstadt, Stephen Bishop: Munn Arena, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, Bill Holdship, Michigan State News, 14 November 1977

Ronstadt: golden dream for Tarnished Age ...

Art Ensemble of Chicago, Roscoe Mitchell: Roscoe Mitchell: Union Tower Room, Michigan State University, East Lansing MI; Art Ensemble of Chicago: University of Michigan, Ann Arbor MI

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, Michigan State News, 15 November 1977

Roscoe Mitchell returns ...

Carla Bley: The Carla Bley Band: Eastern Michigan University, Ypsilanti MI

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, Michigan State News, 16 January 1978

Bley makes American debut ...

Bruce Springsteen: Springsteen's Thrill is Gone

Comment by Dave DiMartino, Michigan State News, 20 November 1978

I'M SORRY, folks, — Bruce Springsteen is NOT the Boss, not by a long shot. ...

The Clash: Rash Clash Mash In Motor City Bash

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1979

JOE STRUMMER and I are sitting in a bar, talking about his band. I ask him about ‘I Fought the Law’ and its relatively unexpected ...

The Only Ones

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1979

DETROIT – The Only Ones lived up to their name during their recent Detroit debut at Bookie's Club 870, which was a shame: they were ...

Blondie, Meat Loaf: Blondie/Meatloaf: Meat To The Beat

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, February 1980

AUSTIN, TX – Talk about incongruity. Here we are speeding down a Texas highway, sun blazing overhead. We're in a van, naturally – the only ...

The Who: Quadrophenia (Dir. Franc Roddam, The Who Films Ltd)

Film/DVD/TV Review by Dave DiMartino, Creem, March 1980

Quadrophenia: Pass Those Purple Hearts ...

Cherie Currie: Non-Incredible Ex-Runaway Non-Interview!

Report by Dave DiMartino, Creem, April 1980

SOUTHFIELD, MI — "These bitches suck." Harsh were Rick Johnson's words in these pages when the unanimously-acclaimed Heavy Metal connoisseur reviewed the Runaways' second runaway ...

Pink Floyd: Live and All Pink On the Inside

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, Creem, June 1980

Pink Floyd: Nassau Coliseum, Long Island NY ...

Gary Numan: The Principal Pleasure Of Being Gary Numan

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, June 1980

GARY NUMAN is a nice guy. Seriously. And what I want to know – and what he wants to know, too, though he's probably too ...

Van Halen: Remnants Of The Flesh Hangover

Profile and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, July 1980

ONE THING that's always bothered me about myself: I enjoy offending people. I've done it for years and see no need to stop. I have ...

Gang Of Four Face The Capitalist Threat

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, August 1980

IT SEEMS FUNNY now that I thought the Gang Of Four might be an "unpleasant" interview. The band's image as one of England's most overtly ...

Bob Seger Bops Horizontally

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, September 1980

DON'T LET anybody tell you Bob Seger is not a cool guy. ...

Lou Reed Tilts The Machine

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, September 1980

"There's a lot of very funny things floating around my albums." ...

The Doors, Jim Morrison: No One Here Gets Out Alive: The Biography Of Jim Morrison by Jerry Hopkins and Daniel Sugerman (Warner Books)

Book Review by Dave DiMartino, Creem, October 1980

Dead Pigeon On Love Street ...

The B-52s, Elvis Costello, Holly & The Italians, The Pretenders, Talking Heads: Heatwave Festival: Punk Woodstock Meets The Ugly American

Report by Dave DiMartino, Creem, November 1980

JUST OUT of the Detroit-Windsor tunnel, a friend and I are fighting a losing battle. We're trying to take Canada seriously.  ...

The Motels: Martha Davis Feeds Her Family

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1980

LEONARD COHEN'S Death Of A Ladies' Man LP, his first and only collaborative effort with Phil Spector, was never really given its due as one ...

Bruce Springsteen Takes It To The River: So Don’t Call Him ‘Boss’, OK?

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, January 1981

ALL THINGS GOOD come to he who waits; he who hesitates is lost. For every stupid cliché there’s another one out there equally stupid that ...

Rockpile: Seconds Of Pleasure, Years Of Drinking: Rockpile Wakes Up Early

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, February 1981

LONDON – Having never been in London before, I suppose I should feel some shame at spending my first night in a comfortably Americanish club ...

Captain Beefheart

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, March 1981

MAY 1970. High School kids in my living room. Singing "Hot and slimy weenie, knocking at my door/Hot and slimy weenie, crawling 'cross the floor/Hot ...

Arthur Lee, Love: Love: Through The Ages (Of Prophets, Seers and Sages)

Retrospective and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, April 1981

ARTHUR LEE'S LEGEND LINGERS ...

Boomtown Rats: Bob Geldof, Frank Sinatra Not Linked

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, May 1981

"I THOUGHT THE last album, where we thought we did something musically in a different direction, stood up," says Boom-town Rat Johnny Fingers. He's talking ...

Todd Rundgren, Utopia: Todd Rundgren: Swinging To The Right And Being Left

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, July 1981

THERE'S A STANDARD story about Todd Rundgren that you've probably already heard. It goes like this: He's great. An enormous talent. Can write songs blindfolded. ...

John Cale: The Academic In Peril

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, August 1981

ADDRESSES THE INEVITABLE"I don't really aim for being a 'renaissance man' or anything like that – but sometimes you end up that, if you do ...

Journey As A Way Of Life

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, September 1981

MIYAKO HOTEL, SAN FRANCISCO ...

Rick James: Stone City Burns

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1981

While Rick James & all his Women laugh... ...

NRBQ: The One And Only Combined NRBQ: Nothing Really Beats Quality

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, March 1982

YEARS AGO, say 1968 or so, I was a snivelling adolescent who stole off outside the house to smoke Tareyton cigarettes. I often did shameful ...

The Teardrop Explodes: Wilder

Review by Dave DiMartino, Creem, May 1982

"I hate war. I have seen war. I have seen war on the land and sea. I have seen blood running on the street. I ...

Asia Major or Asia Minor?

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, August 1982

Just A Coupla White Guys Sittin' Around, Makin' Money, etc. ...

Squeeze: Not Another Squeeze Story!

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, October 1982

DIFFORD AND TILBROOK. Lennon and McCartney. Difford and Tilbrook. Lennon and McCartney. Difford and Tilbrook. Lennon and McCartney. Blah, blah, blah. ...

Forced To Watch MTV!

Overview by Dave DiMartino, Vidiot, March 1983

THE RAPID acceptance of MTV throughout wired-up America proves three things. First, that there's Big Bucks at stake in the rock 'n' roll biz no ...

Def Leppard: Spot Checking Def Leppard

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, May 1983

LONDON – Directly or indirectly, Eric Clapton is responsible for my being here. ...

Robert Plant: Hot Dog To Big Log: Robert Plant Hits The Road

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, October 1983

"WHY DON'T you take off your clothes?" asks Robert Plant, grinning, clutching at the bare white towel wrapped around his waist. ...

The Police: Police Poised On The Brink Of Infinity

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, November 1983

HOW, INDEED, does one write the proper Police story? Does one rant and rave about new records being set weekly on the Billboard album charts? ...

Aztec Camera: High Land, Hard Rain

Review by Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1983

NEVER A BACKWARD GLANCE: Imagine a perfect world, where some human somewhere has the wisdom, taste and fortuity to take Love's Forever Changes, the third ...

The Smiths: The Smiths

Review by Dave DiMartino, Creem, June 1984

THE SMITHS believe that it is possible to replenish appetites of both the soul and the pelvis simultaneously. That is: they might, but then again, ...

Pink Floyd's Can I Have My Money Back? Post-Partum Parity

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, November 1984

6:30 PM (Apparently He Was Driving To Chicago) ...

The Church: You Must Like The Church!

Profile and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, March 1985

(OR PERISH TRYING) ...

Tears for Fears: The Stunning, The Lovely & The Brilliant

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, May 1985

BATH, ENGLAND – In America, people take baths; in England, they not only take them but live in them. And they pronounce them funny – ...

The Smiths: We'll Meat Again

Profile and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, February 1986

"I MUST BE QUITE HONEST," announces Morrissey of the Smiths. "I can understand that people can find me very irritating. And I accept that to ...

Van Halen: Give Us Van Halen!

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, March 1986

"YOU DO IT one of two ways: either spectacle or personality. ...

The Waterboys: Something About The Waterboys

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, April 1986

SUPPOSE FOR JUST a moment there was a fellow who named his band the Waterboys because "a Waterboy was something fluid and ever-changing" and also ...

David Lee Roth, Van Halen: David Lee Roth: Foul-Mouthed Reagan Shocks The World

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, June 1986

IT'S FITTING THAT here in this unjust world, where rock stars regularly slander one another openly, where newspapers often present one and only one side ...

Charlie Sexton: Facing Charlie Sexton

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, July 1986

EXPERIENCE CHARLIE Sexton as I did: ...

Emerson Lake And Palmer: Emerson Lake: Rockin' Dudes Or Art-Rock Mofos?

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, October 1986

IT'S A SPACIOUS rehearsal studio, though not the world's classiest. I am in London, behind the man running the soundboard, watching the three musicians facing ...

The Cure: The Head On The Cure

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, December 1986

IMAGINE BEING SENT BACK THROUGH TIME! ...

Soft Machine, Robert Wyatt: The Things You Should Know About Robert Wyatt

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Creem, January 1987

IT'S DIFFICULT to call it more than coincidence. ...

Severed Heads, Skinny Puppy: Skinny Puppy, Severed Heads: Roxy Theatre, Hollywood CA

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, Billboard, 17 January 1987

CHAOS, NOISE, and general disarray marked a fascinating double bill that brought together two different countries' versions of the future of rock on one stage. ...

Crazy Horse, Neil Young: Crazy Horse: Who Is Neil Young's Band, Anyway?

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Musician, November 1987

DOES CRAZY Horse have day jobs or something? These guys have played on the Neil Young records most people swear by. From 1969's Everybody Knows ...

Ry Cooder: Get Rhythm (Warner Bros.)

Review by Dave DiMartino, Musician, January 1988

SO RY COODER gives us his first non-soundtrack album in five years, and it's great, rock-solid, a worthy companion to John Hiatt's Bring the Family, ...

The Go-Betweens: Go-Betweens Aim To Strike Public Chord

Profile and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Billboard, 14 January 1989

AT THE END of the day, what do good reviews really mean? In the case of the Go-Betweens, whose debut Capitol album 16 Lovers Lane ...

Henry Threadgill: Rag, Bush and All (Novus)

Review by Dave DiMartino, Musician, May 1989

HENRY THREADGILL, who with Air explored the trio format more thoroughly than most jazz musicians, has been shifting his focus toward composition and large ensemble ...

Alice In Chains, Mother Love Bone, The Posies: A Seattle Slew

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Rolling Stone, 20 September 1990

Record companies are flocking to the Great Northwest, signing bands like crazy and hoping to find the Next Big Thing ...

Crazy Horse, Neil Young: Neil Young & Crazy Horse: Ragged Glory (Reprise)

Review by Dave DiMartino, Musician, October 1990

The Force of the Horse: Neil Young & Crazy Horse Triumphant ...

J.J. Cale: 6 Weeks On, 46 Off: J.J. Cale's Got it Made

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Musician, November 1990

"ALL MY records are kind of in a demo state," says the elusive J.J. Cale, typically self-effacing, in the L.A. office of BMG Records one ...

Traveling Wilburys: Bert and Ernie Fill in for Lefty: Traveling Wilburys - Vol. 3

Review by Dave DiMartino, Musician, December 1990

THEY SAY YOUR PERSPECTIVE changes when you’ve got a kid, and since little Mikey hit the one year mark at our house, I’ve been listening ...

Gin Blossoms: New Miserable Experience (A&M)

Review by Dave DiMartino, Musician, October 1992

SO NEW MISERABLE Experience was recorded at Memphis' Ardent Studios, where Big Star made their three minuscule-selling albums 20 years ago — and, as the ...

Captain Beefheart: 'Yeah, I'm Happy!'

Retrospective by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, December 1993

He is alive. A recluse. Painting in seclusion up near the Oregon border. There have been weird signals through the ether since he stopped making ...

Morrissey & I

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Ray Gun, March 1994

THE FIRST TIME I met Morrissey was nine years ago, when the thin, seemingly mild-mannered singer was slightly in need of a shave; when he ...

Beck: Mellow Gold (DGC)

Review by Dave DiMartino, Musician, April 1994

ANYONE WHO thinks these aren't weird times in the music biz should consider the case of 23-year-old Beck, who is, according to Billboard, "at the ...

Blind Melon: Cosmic Gumbo

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, July 1994

Blues with just a soupcon of psychedelia. Dash of raga-rock. R&B to taste. Put in blender. Heat, serve. Repeat as required. ...

J.J. Cale: No Name, No Number, No Pack Drill

Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, July 1994

HE IS THE MOST unrecognizable man in pop music; success, it seems, comes to him only when he wants it. And a major part of ...

The Eagles: Irvine Meadows Amphitheatre, California

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, August 1994

THE BEST – AND CERTAINLY MOST SUCCINCT – REVIEW OF this, the opening night of the reunited Eagles' concert tour, came midway through guitarist Joe ...

Sheryl Crow: The Education of Sheryl Crow

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Musician, September 1994

The long strange trip of an overnight success ...

Rod Stewart: Roderick Of Hollywood...

Retrospective by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, May 1995

ROD STEWART IN THE '80S? HERE'S WHERE THE MEMORIES really fly. While it's true that the man had just produced some of the most commercially ...

Meat Puppets: Arizona Dreams: The Parallel World of the Meat Puppets

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Musician, November 1995

FLASHBACK, 1994: It's mid-morning in Vancouver, and the sun shines brightly over the crisp, clear October sky. Not that you'd notice, if you were Curt ...

Bruce Springsteen: Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, January 1996

"I KNOW THIS IS LA," ANNOUNCED BRUCE Springsteen at the start of his concert, "so I hope I don't have to go out there and ...

Elvis Costello: All This Useless Beauty (Warner Bros.)

Review by Dave DiMartino, Musician, 1 July 1996

IT'S EASY to get lost within the sheer bulk of Elvis Costello's work – particularly since most of it, from 1977's My Aim Is ...

Stone Temple Pilots: Universal Amphitheater, California

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, Rolling Stone, 12 December 1996

SCOTT WEILAND seemed the picture of health at the opening night of Stone Temple Pilots' current six-week tour, confounding the expectations of some cynics who ...

The Doors: Absolutely Live (Elektra)

Review and Interview by Dave DiMartino, Harvey Kubernik, MOJO, January 1997

THOUGH IT EMERGED to mixed reviews in July 1970 – not least from the band, who thought the set middling – Absolutely Live is an ...

Skip Spence : Alexander 'Skip' Spence: Oar (Columbia US)

Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, June 1997

Tracks: Little Hands/Cripple Creek/Diana/Margaret-Tiger Rug/Weighted Down/War In Peace/Broken Heart/All Come To Meet Her/Books Of Moses/Dixie Peach Promenade/Lawrence Of Euphoria/Grey/Afro ...

John Fogerty: Swamp Thing

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Rolling Stone, 26 June 1997

AFTER 10 LONG YEARS, John Fogerty is back with Blue Moon Swamp, his first album since 1986's Eye of the Zombie, and it is a far better, breezier affair. ...

Fleetwood Mac: The Way We Were

Report and Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, September 1997

IT IS DEJA VU of the very strangest sort on this May night in Burbank, California. Thrilled to be at this invitation-only event, each and ...

Steve Miller Band at the Greek Theatre Los Angeles

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, September 1997

THIRTY YEARS in the rock 'n' roll business. A man without a record label. A man who packed the Greek Theatre playing absolutely nothing from ...

The High Llamas: Hawaii (Alpaca Park/V2)

Review by Dave DiMartino, Rolling Stone, 18 September 1997

THE LATEST album by England's High Llamas — finally released here — is guaranteed to elicit open-mouthed astonishment from Brian Wilson fans who thought they ...

Crosby Stills and Nash: Crosby Stills & Nash: At the Universal Amphitheater, 1997

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, December 1997

"I DIDN'T CUT IT," David Crosby announced from the stage of LA's Universal Amphitheater, a pained grin on his face. "It's falling out." And indeed, ...

Yes live at Los Angles Universal Amphitheater

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, February 1998

IT'S ALWAYS seemed a tragic waste of snottiness that some safety-pinned '70s punk combo never thought to take the early, pre-Roger Dean Yes logo – ...

Blue Oyster Cult: California Club Caprice, Redondo Beach, CA

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, March 1998

WHEN ONE plopped down the appropriate coinage for the self-titled debut of the Blue Oyster Cult in 1972, one prepared to enjoy the hard-edged glory ...

Bob Dylan, Joni Mitchell, Van Morrison at the Pauley Pavilion, UCLA, Los Angeles

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, July 1998

Set List Van Morrison: Sweet Thing/You Make Me Feel So Free/Burning Ground/It Once Was My Life/Cleaning Windows/Vanlose Stairway/That's Life/Days Like This/Sometimes We Cry/Moondance/This Weight/Tupelo Honey/Why ...

Joni Mitchell: The Unfiltered Joni Mitchell

Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, August 1998

IT'S A SATURDAY NIGHT IN Burbank, California, and perhaps 200 invited guests are sitting in a circular arrangement of plush chairs, overstuffed sofas, even cross-legged ...

Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello: Elvis Costello with Burt Bacharach: Painted From Memory

Review and Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, October 1998

Two years in the making, the full-on follow-up to ‘God Give Me Strength’, their collaboration from the soundtrack to Grace Of My Heart. ...

Neil Young: At the Wiltern Theatre, Los Angeles

Live Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, May 1999

A MAN less heard unadorned than in context – be it with Crazy Horse, Pearl Jam, The Bluenotes, the Stray Gators, the Shocking Pinks, ...

Moby Grape, Skip Spence : Alexander 'Skip' Spence

Obituary by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, June 1999

"I'LL TELL YOU A GOOD ONE, a realy good one," says Jerry Miller, long-time guitarist with Moby Grape, warming to the subject of his former ...

MC5: The MC5: The Big Bang (Rhino)

Review by Jon Savage, Dave DiMartino, MOJO, February 2000

First overall retrospective of seminal late ‘60s/early ‘70s rabble rousers: includes material from all stages of their career. ...

Jeff Buckley: Mystery White Boy (Columbia)

Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, June 2000

Posthumous collection of live tracks culled from the singer's '95-'96 Mystery White Boy tour. Released in tandem with 1995 concert video filmed in Chicago. ...

Harry Smith's Anthology of American Folk Music, Volume 4

Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, August 2000

Billed as Smith’s ‘secret’ volume, the line-up was intended as the fourth in this celebrated series but never made it to the starting gate. ...

Tim Buckley: Morning Glory: The Tim Buckley Anthology

Review by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, April 2001

FOR AN OVERVIEW of a career that began in seemingly humble singer/songwriter tradition, shot skyward in a surge of near-astonishing artistic ambition, then apparently fizzled ...

The Doors: Dead Cat Bounce

Retrospective and Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, September 2001

CITY OF LIGHT OR CITY AT NIGHT? It is 1968, maybe '69, and we are walking through the throngs of people crowding the Sunset Strip. ...

The Lovin' Spoonful: End Of The Rainbow

Retrospective by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, July 2002

The Lovin' Spoonful epitomised the euphoric, carefree spirit of the Summer of Love. But then came unwated adoration as The American Beatles., their very own ...

The Raspberries: Rebirth Of The Cool

Guide by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, November 2002

Who are they? The inspired combination of two of Cleveland's finest unsung rock bands of the late '60s – Cyrus Erie and The Choir – ...

Santana: In Search Of Space

Retrospective and Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, February 2003

IN 2003 CARLOS SANTANA IS A GLOBAL SUPERSTAR ONCE AGAIN. BUT FOR OVER 20 YEARS, THE GUITARIST WAS CONDEMNED TO THE ARTIST’S WILDERNESS. DAVE DIMARTINO ...

The Lovin' Spoonful, Zal Yanovsky: Zal Yanovsky

Obituary by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, March 2003

ZAL YANOVSKY, to many the man who provided that special spark of magic in The Lovin' Spoonful, died of a heart attack on December 13 ...

Steely Dan: 10 Questions for Steely Dan

Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, September 2003

Dave Di Martino talks to the venerable jazz-pop double act about sexual aids, Charlotte Rampling and perfectionism. Well, why not? ...

Grand Funk Railroad: Hot Rails To Hell

Retrospective and Interview by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, October 2003

They were America's biggest band. Live they outsold The Beatles. Then they sued their manager. Dave DiMartino charts the remarkable highs and ridiculous lows of ...

Liz Phair: An Extraordinary Interview with Liz Phair

Interview by Dave DiMartino, Yahoo! Music, 25 April 2004

WHEN FIERCELY independent and outspoken singer-songwriter Liz Phair first emerged in 1993 with her watershed debut album, Exile In Guyville – a lo-fi, track-by-track response ...

Grateful Dead: The Grateful Dead

Retrospective by Dave DiMartino, MOJO, Summer 2007

WE ARE GETTING ahead of ourselves slightly, but we are in New York at the tail end of 1967, late December in the Village, in ...

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