I’m thrilled to have the awesomesauce Elisa Lorello take the reins of Rock ‘n’ Roll High School today, not only because she’s a friend, but because I relish the chance to host any mega music fan on the blog. Elisa’s life has been filled with music, but like many of us, the high school years were especially rich with music memories. You can read the finest of the details in her memoir Friends of Mine: 30 Years in the Life of a Duran Duran Fan. Elisa and I…

This month marks one year of my blog.  One of the best parts of doing the Rock ‘n’ Roll High School series has been discovering universal American teenage truths.   Here’s one: guys are torn when it comes to Rush.  They’re either unwilling to admit they liked them or they openly bemoan what their appreciation of Rush did to their social life (again, we come back to Rush as the so-called male chastity belt). They might say the band had a profound influence on them, but it always…

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