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The Circle is Unbroken - Friends of the Brothers Return to Brooklyn Bowl 10/25

We will never allow the circle to be broken. Very excited to be returning to the great Brooklyn Bowl with Friends of the Brothers on October 25.  Tickets are just $12 and presales are a big help. Click here. FOB features Peter Levin…

Bob Weir recalls how he met Jerry Garcia, looks back at some of his greatest songwriting moments with the Grateful Dead

In honor of seeing Furthur at MSG tonight and a recent interview I did with Bob Weir for an upcoming Guitar World feature, I present a great one from the archives: a 2001 interview for the original version of Revolver magazine with Bobby talking…
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Duane Allman's 57 goldtop Les Paul found

I had the pleasure of visiting the Big House Museum in Macon, GA and holding this guitar last week. Photos and story about that to come. While there, I proudly signed the displayed copy of Guitar World featuring this story. Duane Allman’s…

I miss Dave Chapelle

Anyone who has ever watched an AndOne hoops mixtape will understand how funny this is. What happened to this man? Where is he?

Signed, Sealed, Delivered, it's true. I have a movie deal

I can finally truly say that I have a movie deal for Big in China. It’s the same deal that we agreed to within a couple of weeks of Big in China’s March 1 release, but now it’s signed, sealed and delivered. Ivan Reitman’s Montecito…

Chinese escorts like Big in China?

Well, this is awkward...A lovely review of Big in China, posted by "chinaescort" on a page of ads for China escorts and masseuses. Thanks for pointing me there, Google Alerts! Sample post: "Hi, guys, I am Sonja, a fragrant young Chinese girl…

Damn it, sugar DOES NOT make kids hyper

Few urban legends annoy me as much as "sugar makes kids hyper." It's so widespread that I don't even bother correcting it any more. I just end up sounding like a know-it-all nag, one of the only things in the world more annoying than someone…

Rebecca interviews Condi Rice

When Condi Rice dropped by the WSJ today, Rebecca sat down with her for "The Big Interview." Funny, she didn't use any of my suggested questions this time.

Lorax movie looks like an abomination

I didn't know they were making a Lorax movie and I wish I still didn't. I came across this trailer and I think it looks like an abomination and a horror show. Yuck.

Yes, Beijing pollution is really that bad. A Big in China excerpt

The air in Beijing seems to be really, really bad right now. So many friends there are discussing/tweeting/emailing me about it. As James Fallows wrote today on his Atlantic blog, "'Hey, Beijing has bad air!' is not a news flash. But…

The story behind Dire Straits' "Sultans of Swing"

Guitar World did a cover story on the 100 greatest guitar solos of all time in approx. 1998. I wrote a whole bunch of the entries and will be posting some of them here. I start, rather randomly, with Mark Knopfler and "Sultans of Swing." As…