It’s time to kick off 2011 with a rapid-fire round of hard-hitting questions, known in the Halls of Rock as Dugout Chatter! Remember, there are no right or wrong answers, only true ones. Let’s get it on!
What’s the first song you recall playing/hearing in 2011?
I forgot that Bun E. Carlos was not drumming with Cheap Trick until seeing the band play sans Bun E.—and with his Rick Nielson’s son, Dax—on Austin City Limits. The kid was fine, but shouldn’t he be made to dress like his dad’s Bun E.’s character or some related sidekick?
If you were to compile Greatest Hits collections of secondary songwriters in bands who are typically granted 2 songs per album, would anyone rival George Harrison‘s 2-songs-per-album output with The Beatles?
Not including All You Need Is Cash, what’s the best made-for-television rock biopic?
Now that the ukelele officially clinched Hip Instrument of the First Decade of the 21st Century, what will be this new decade’s hip instrument?
Who will reissue his back catalog first in the new decade, Elvis Costello or David Bowie?
I look forward to your comments.