bree texted me and said she read my Rage item on FB

according to their drummer, the band has officially broken up for good this time

so i put it on my FB because technically my contract is up at setlist until (hopefully) late next week, otherwise I would have pitched it to her.

well she’s all powerful so she asked if i could write it, without a contract, and of course i said yes bc i have loved writing for her and that site and this is interesting news of their demise

and, naturally, we agreed on something very hard: write about the songs they never played live in their career – specifically tunes they recorded but never performed.

since their last studio album came out 20 years ago you’d think they’d have exhausted all of them, but no, there were Six Songs Rage Never Played And Never Will if they continue to be at each other’s throats.

so i researched them all, none of which were familiar to me, and got to present them today which made me so very happy bc i love writing about rock music. and history. and kickass bands. and rare shit. and things no one else is writing about.

things i’ve written in the first half of September for Setlist

Five Amy Winehouse Great Performances

Hozier Plays “First Time” For The First Time in Show Me State

Lynyrd Skynyrd Saves Venue and Records Live LP

Beyoncé ‘Mute Challenge’ Has a Much Longer Predecessor

Five Beautiful Neil Peart Drumming Moments

Eagles Kick Off First Leg of Long Goodbye Tour in NYC

Papa Roach, Shinedown, Oliver Anthony Serenade Fans in Campground

Gwen Stefani Returns to Anaheim to Celebrate Honda Center’s 30th

Five Opening Acts Who Would Become Perennial Headliners

Setlist History: Blues Brothers Record Live Show That Goes #1

Busted Greatest Hits Tour Now With Hanson

Chart History: Taylor Swift’s ‘Lover’ Album Debuts at #1

Bruce Springsteen Postpones September Shows Due To Ulcer

Setlist History: R.E.M. Debuts 9 Songs In Pageantry Kick-off

Aerosmith Kicks Off Peace Out… Farewell Tour in Philly

First Time, Last Time: Steve Harwell Sings “All Star”

Sting Kicks Off North American Tour With Pair In Vegas

Pearl Jam Kicks Off North American Mini Tour With Rarities

First Time, Last Time: Jimmy Buffett Sings “Margaritaville”

Chart History: BTS Becomes First All-Korean Group To Go #1

Janelle Monáe Brings Pleasure & Live Debuts to Tour Kickoff


i have a series of part time jobs along with uber

on one of them i write about concerts that i did not attend.

every now and then they ask me to write about concerts in the past.

the one today was the first show Metallica played on their Damage Tour in 1986 which catapulted them from opening band (on this they opened for Ozzy) to the headliners they would be for the rest of their careers.

i love doing these little pieces, in part bc I get to do them for Bree who is the BEST.