I’m very happy to announce the release of a new band and a new album: BECOMING ONE by Birzer Bandana.  Yes, for better or worse, I’m the Birzer in Birzer Bandana.  The Bandana is Dave Bandana of Salander…. Read More

Talking with Guitarist Steve Hackett

Yesterday, I had the great blessing of talking with a man who has been a hero of mine since 1978, Steve Hackett.  Famous for his work with Genesis, GTR, and others, Hackett is an incredibly well-spoken gentleman. I thoroughly… Read More

St. Cecilia, Patroness of Prog, is Clearly Working Overtime

On this Prog Rock, I will build my Church.  Or something like this. The Pope–yes, THAT pope–is releasing a prog album.

Anthem of the Heart: Why Neil Peart, Part II

[Please be warned: this is a serious essay with an advertisement at the end—so, don’t feel ripped off!–Brad] A week ago, I tried to explain—in the first of a multipart series—why I decided to write a book about… Read More

Advanced Review Copy of Neil Peart Bio Now in Humble Bundle

For two weeks only, you can get an advanced review copy of NEIL PEART: CULTURAL (RE)PERCUSSIONS. NEIL PEART: CULTURAL (RE)PERCUSSIONS is now available in early form. As an e-book, a part of the Humble Bundle. For two weeks only!… Read More

My Intellectual Biography of Neil Peart Forthcoming in August

I’m really happy to announce (ok, show off) the cover of my Neil Peart biography, NEIL PEART: CULTURAL REPERCUSSIONS (WordFire Press).  It will be available this August in tangible and e-book formats. Hope you love it!

News From Big Big Train

This came today from Big Big Train: Apologies from the band for a recent lack of email updates. Over the summer, the mailing list grew too large to manage using our Outlook email client and we were no… Read More