(Poster autographed to me by Metallica. Circa 1984) When I moved to New Jersey from Germany in 1983, I decided to pursue interests I’d never had the courage to pursue in high school. I got a job answering phones at the music publishing arm of a major record label in NYC. I joined a heavy… Read More


I drove into work today as the sun was rising, and for some reason, it brought back memories of a longer commute set to the soundtrack of Yngwie Malmsteen‘s debut album Rising Force, when I lived in New Jersey and rode the train to my job in New York City every day.  (Little Silver Rail Station,… Read More


(Originally written April 15, 2010 for the Steel Goddesses website)   Today, I made Type O Negative/Carnivore singer Peter Steele my “80’s Metal Hunk of the Day” at Facebook. Moments after posting the photo, I learned that Peter had passed away. He apparently suffered heart failure, although no “official” cause of death has been released.… Read More