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Frank Tortorici

Frank Tortorici

Frank Tortorici is a corporate communications director for a major business research organization who has moonlighted periodically as a music writer. He was a contributing editor to Sonicnet/ for more than four years and was also a contributing editor to Addicted to Noise, and he has written for and Frank lives in Garwood, New Jersey with his wife, two children, and three cats, and commutes to Manhattan daily. He has also ghostwritten innumerable business articles for corporate executives during his quarter-century-long career.

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Led Zeppelin, Jimmy Page/Robert Plant: Page and Plant (1998)

Interview by Frank Tortorici, Rock's Backpages audio, 1998

The ex-Zep duo talk about the more straightforward direction of their new Walking Into Clarksdale album; and about working with Steve Albini, meeting Jeff Buckley and their love of Joni Mitchell.

File format: mp3; file size: 12.9mb, interview length: 13' 25" sound quality: ***

KRS-One Launches 'Hip-Hop Appreciation Week'

Report by Frank Tortorici, Addicted To Noise, 9 February 1998

Rapper brings rap and music community together to raise awareness. ...

Jimmy Page/Robert Plant: Ex-Zeppelin Pilots Page & Plant Launch New LP

Interview by Frank Tortorici, Addicted To Noise, 24 March 1998

NEW YORK – Robert Plant was in a playful mood, despite the fact that he had been waiting anxiously for his former Led Zeppelin cohort ...

Stevie Nicks: '98's Best: One A Stevie, Two A Stevie, Three A Stevie...

Report by Frank Tortorici, Addicted To Noise, 13 May 1998

IN A CROWD of 500, you could count about 200 look-alike, sound-alike, dress-alike Stevies. But there's only one Stevie Nicks. ...

ZZ Top's Frank Beard

Profile by Frank Tortorici, Addicted To Noise, 11 June 1998

ZZ TOP'S DRUMMER, Frank Beard, was born on this day in 1949 in Frankston, Texas. He began drumming in 1964 and formed ZZ Top, the ...

Placebo Aim To Shed Drug-Crazed Hedonist Image

Interview by Frank Tortorici,, 3 October 1998

On upcoming second album, funk-punk trio takes mature look at personal toll of fame. ...

Burt Bacharach, Elvis Costello: Pop Go Costello And Bacharach Onstage

Live Review by Frank Tortorici,, 15 October 1998

New-wave pioneer and '60s-pop tunesmith open their tour at Radio City Music Hall. Contributing Editor Frank Tortorici reports ...

The Beatles: Tony Barrow: Beatles Confidant Offers Glimpse Inside Mania

Report and Interview by Frank Tortorici,, 29 March 1999

Publicist Tony Barrow was there for the "We're more popular than Jesus" and "Paul is dead" crises. ...

The Sundays

Retrospective by Frank Tortorici,, 25 June 1999

SINGER HARRIET WHEELER is the main ingredient in the sound of the British jangle-pop band the Sundays. Her high, lilting voice floating over boyfriend David ...

Men at Work's Colin Hay

Profile by Frank Tortorici,, 28 June 1999

THE TALENTS of Colin Hay were one of the main reasons for the phenomenal early-'80s 
success of the Australian pop-rock band Men at Work. The ...

Goo Goo Dolls' Robby Takac

Profile by Frank Tortorici, Addicted To Noise, 30 September 1999

ROBBY TAKAC is bassist/singer for the Goo Goo Dolls, the highly successful thrash-pop band best known for such smash ballads as 'Iris' and 'Name'. ...

The Band, Rick Danko: The Band's Rick Danko Dies At 56

Obituary by Frank Tortorici,, 11 December 1999

RICK DANKO, whose high voice marked such roots-rock classics by The Band as 'The Weight' and 'Stage Fright', was found dead Friday morning (Dec. 10) ...

The Fleetwoods' Gretchen Christopher

Profile by Frank Tortorici,, 28 February 2000

ONE OF THE FEW leap-year babies to make a mark on the pop charts is Gretchen Christopher, one-third of the pop-vocal trio the Fleetwoods, best ...

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