Erica Banas: Writing Samples

Specializing in rock/classic rock news coverage and commentary, with experience in wrestling, TV and film.

The Pretty Reckless: Their Number One Songs

The Pretty Reckless have made a significant impact in the rock world in the past decade. The band, fronted by Taylor Momsen, has scored seven number-one hits on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Airplay chart. Their number-one songs “Death By Rock And Roll” and “And So It Went” made them the first female-fronted band to have back-to-back number-ones on this chart. The Pretty Reckless is also the first female-fronted band to score six number ones on the Billboard Mainstream Rock Airplay chart. The

Lollapalooza: 30+ Years of Headliners/Notable Acts

Lollapalooza was first launched on July 18, 1991. Originally launched as a farewell tour for Jane’s Addiction, the festival has had a unique history from its initial run from 1991 to 1997. It was then revived in 2003, canceled in 2004 but has been active from 2005 to today. In the video below, Jane’s Addiction frontman and Lollapalooza founder Perry Farrell offers a brief history of the festival. Perry talks about the definition of the word “Lollapalooza” and says, “I thought about that and I

5 Rock Acts We'd Like to See at the Las Vegas Sphere

Sphere in Las Vegas is one of the coolest venues to open in decades. There truly hasn’t been anything like it, especially when it comes to its many visual aspects. To begin with, its sheer presence as a building just off the Vegas Strip is awe-inspiring. Your eyes are just drawn to it, regardless of what it projected on its external surface. Sphere’s website notes the “Exosphere” features 580,000 sq feet of LEDs that are so bright they can be seen from space.
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