Michael Ansaldo is freelance writer/editor specialising in entertainment, sports, and consumer technology. His work has appeared in Revolver, Guitar World, Bass Guitar World, Rolling Stone.com, the San Francisco Chronicle, BAM, Bikini, SOMA, East Bay Express, Diablo, Diablo Arts, T3, Mobile PC and Giants Today. For more information, please check out the "About Me" section of the site.

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RollingStone.com: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame 2004 inductees Traffic and Jackson Browne

The Boys Are Back in Town

East Bay Express: The Boys Are Back In Town, by Christopher Golden

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Revolver: Check out my short piece on the Descendents and my review of the Casualties' new album in the current issue

So Much For The City

East Bay Express: So Much For The City, The Thrills


Revolver: Splinter, The Offspring

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East Bay Express: Skull Ring, Iggy Pop

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Willie Ways

Giants Today: An A-Mays-ing Mark
Barry Bonds' assault on homer No. 660 is a far cry from what Willie Mays went through in 1973

Learning The Ropes

Giants Today: Learning The Ropes
Young players turn to veterans to learn about life in the big leagues


Guitar World: The Making of St. Anger
After infighting, alcoholism and creative stagnation threatened to bring the big Metallica machine to a halt, Hetfield and Co. decided it was time to check the gas, change the oil and make some major repairs.

Into The Void

Guitar World: Into The Void
Ex-Metallica bassist Jason Newsted joins forces with guitarist Zakk Wylde to fulfill his lifelong dream of giving Ozzy Osbourne a "swift kick in the ass."

Powerman 5000

Revolver:Anyone For Do Over?
After scrapping an entire album at the eleventh hour and replacing half of their lineup, Powerman 5000 prepare to reboot with Transform.

45th Anniversary

Giants Today: Gone To California
The 45th Anniversary of the New York Giants move to San Francisco

Le Tigre

East Bay Express: Feminism, Art, And Golf
What Le Tigre and Annika Sorenstam have in common

Elvis And Mom

RollingStone.com: That's All Right, Mama.
Women who do more than rock -- a mother's day special

The Used

Revolver: Unbreakable
Illness, exhaustion, celebrity liasons ... nothing, it seems, can keep Utah's the Used from their date with destiny.

Mr. Airplane

East Bay Express: Blue Fly Girls
Mr. Airplane Man deliver the Delta hoodoo

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Frank And Ava

RollingStone.com: Hearts And Bones
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Avenged Sevenfold

Guitar World: Orange Crush
In sunny Orange County, hardcore bands like Throwdown, Eighteen Visions, Bleeding Through, Atreyu and Avenged Sevenfold are running rampant like California brush fires.
But will the rest of the world feel the burn?

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