He is one of the most iconic drummers in rock music, and regards himself as an established "pop drummer," which requires great discipline - so how does that translate to playing in a jam band with two of the most spontaneous musicians in the business, Les Claypool and Trey Anastasio?
Merril Hoge has a challenge for Devlin Hodges, Jeff Konkle discovers the challenges behind toddlers and their new beds, Stewart Copeland will be in town for a Q&A session next week, and he has some exciting news about Oysterhead.
Week 6 saw even more egregious calls across the NFL, especially in last night's Monday Night showdown between the Packers and the Lions. Gene Steratore has some explaining to do, in fact, when it comes to the ever-debatable topic of reviewing penalties, Gene believes the wrong fouls aren't being discussed. Charlie Batch is no stranger to the power of Steeler Nation taking it on the road, and shares his experiences of playin... Read more
Duck season is officially upon us, and while he didn't soar, Devlin Hodges did not flop last night in Los Angeles as the Steelers defeated the Chargers 24-17 to notch their second win of the season. Highlighted by some stellar defensive plays in both halves from rookie Devin Bush, Cam Sutton, Joe Haden and a deep defensive front, the Steelers pressured Phil Rivers all night. James Conner got the ground game going, and Benny Sne... Read more
Dave Dameshek has a silver lining for this lingering Steelers season as third string quarterback Devlin "Duck" Hodges is set to start on Sunday night in Los Angeles. Although the season may be lost at this point, a win on Sunday night can do a number for Duck and the boys. Comedian TK Kirkland once opened for NWA throughout an entire tour, and shares how his brand of comedy has developed over the years since he shared the s... Read more
Mired in Natitude and winless despair, PFT Commenter has a surprising offer for Steeler fans to lure Mike Tomlin away to Washington DC. Missi Matthews has embraced the Duck Bowl coming up on Saturday and shares how the third-string QB is already a fan favorite despite being overlooked by virtually everybody else in the NFL, and Steely McBeam has a new song and dance routine for his new favorite Steeler.
Mr. Wednesday Jeff Konkle has a few rules he'd like to administer at Heinz Field after attending Sunday's game vs. the Ravens, Merril Hoge likes what he sees from Duck, and thinks the defense is more than capable of stealing away a few wins, and Rick Sebak has a new episode of Nebby premiering tomorrow night at 8pm on WQED about an interview he did with Fred Rogers in 1987.
Gene Steratore has to explain the shenanigans behind plenty of miscues and bad calls from Sunday's loss against Baltimore, Cam Heyward remains optimistic thanks to an improving defense, Billy Gardell ranks his favorite Halloween Candy, and Charlie Batch thinks Devlin Hodges has nothing to lose. Plus, we have just the right guys to get to the bottom of the broken down cart issue.
Through the first five weeks of the season, much of our conversations with Gene have centered around reviewing "subjective" plays, and this week is no different. To say the least, Sunday's officiating crew at the Steelers-Ravens game was awful. Gene elaborates on the rational behind the calls and how to keep refs in check.
At 1-4, is it safe to rule the Steelers out of contention and mail in the rest of the 2019 campaign? Hold thy horses. The defense has found itself, and quarterback Devlin Hodges seems to ooze confidence from inside the pocket. Are we being delusional, especially after a significant divisional loss at home, yes probably. BUT what if, just maybe, we're not? Tim Benz, Gerry Dulac, and Stan Savran break down yesterday's dramati... Read more
Steelers Rookie linebacker Devin Bush, Jr. has already made his mark in the defensive backfield, and he feels the unit as a whole has only improved since Week 1, and the sky is the limit in terms of how good the defense wants to be. Sunday will be a major test, no doubt, when Lamar Jackson and the Ravens visit Heinz Field, but Devin is ready and plans to treat the Steelers-Ravens rivalry like an old college rivalry he's quite f... Read more
It's the Year of the Backup all across the NFL, which means adjustments abound for a lot of teams - including the Steelers, who flashed some wild-cat combos vs. Cincinnati on Monday night. Can we expect more of the same on Sunday? And beyond? Also, which NFL mascot would you eat?
We're already to Week 5 in the NFL season and the drama is palpable, but for different reasons than expected, Devin Bush has already made an impact on defense but has yet to leave his mark in terms of celebrations, comedian Brendan Schaub feels passionately about just about every item on Taco Bell's menu, Sean Collier is fed up with the Joker hype, and Jim Donovan and The Sun King Warriors perform in the coffeehouse. Also, ... Read more
Van Halen is done, so don't get any ideas of seeing the boys reunite, because it won't happen - at least with David Lee Roth at the helm, even though he is Van Halen (if you ask him, which we did). Anyway, Diamond Dave is headlining shows in Las Vegas so you can still experience all the VH you can handle.
Sally Wiggin at some strangers food at a Dancing with the Stars after party, she's also hosting a show at Arcade Comedy Theater tomorrow night: "Your High: Year Book Inspired Comedy." David Lee Roth puts an end to the Van Halen rumors - the band as you know it is done, but he will keep rolling in Vegas. Big Cat has a theory that Big Ben will appear to be more and more injured as Mason Rudolph further improves as the Ste... Read more
Big Cat of Barstool Sports isn't buying into the Ravens hype just yet, a big win over a terrible Dolphins team in Week 1, yet dropping a divisional home game against Cleveland? Yikes. Also, is it possible that Big Ben can get more injured as Mason Rudolph improves? Andy Reid has a unique way of keeping time.
Mr. Wednesday Jeff Konkle lists his favorite untraditional breakfasts sweets, Merril Hoge says there is no shame in Mason Rudolph's check down passing game, so long as it works, Cam Heyward and the Steeler D have a more challenging task this week in trying to contain Lamar Jackson, and Matt Murray cleans up a lot of dog poop on the daily. Also, Mark Madden previews his expectations for Murray and the Penguins as they begin thei... Read more
Penguins goalie and proud parent of two massive Newfoundland dogs previews the 2019-2020 campaign after a long off-season, what the atmosphere is like around the new squad, and just how he manages to look after over 330lbs (in total) of doggy.
Robbie Robertson has some new material due out, including a second memoir of his time with The Band, the significance of the Last Waltz and it's legacy (with so many all-stars still performing tributes today), plus a new documentary on the fabled Canadians and their Delta identities.
Steve Gorman's new book, "Hard to Handle: The Life and Death of The Black Crowes," bares all, and pretty much puts an end to any rumors of a Black Crowes reunion with THE ORIGINAL line up, you'll see why. Steve recounts when the band was firing on all cylinders in the early 90s and what it was like to play along side Jimmy Page.