The stories of goldmine

Owning Friday Music record label is a dream come true for Joe Reagoso

Monkees In Mono Friday Music

Most kids dream what they’ll do when they grow up, be it doctor, professional athlete, teacher, superhero, firefighter, farmer, lawyer, actor, builder, policeman, writer, actor, spy or rock star landed on your radar at one point. But Joe Reagoso’s childhood career goal was more specific — and more importantly, one that he made come true. “Ever since I was a young kid, catching The Beatles and The Monkees on TV, I dreamed of having my own record label,” says Reagoso, who today is president of the Friday Music label.

Guitarist Zakk Wylde shares the 10 albums that changed his life

Zakk Wylde/Scott Uchida photo

If there is one thing that we’ve learned from guitarist Zakk Wylde, it’s that you never know what entertaining tidbit or tale he might share during a conversation. Well, that, and his language will be at least as colorful as the story he’s sharing. Wylde’s list of the albums that changed his life is no different.

Slash chats about his guitar collection, vinyl’s resurgence and ‘World on Fire’

Slash photo by Travis Shinn

Slash has worn an awful lot of hats in his day — and no, we aren’t talking about his collection of top hats. He helped to propel Guns N’ Roses to top of the hard-rock heap with his fiery guitar licks and gritty riffs. After GNR imploded, Slash moved on to new endeavors, including Velvet Revolver, Slash’s Snakepit and his newest effort: Slash featuring Myles Kennedy & The Conspirators, which has returned with “World On Fire.”