Rock Around The Web stands at the crossroads where vintage vinyl meets the streaming music revolution.
Les Black, Rock Around The Web founder and chief blogger, writes when the spirit moves him from a perspective that embraces technology, the music industry, life and good old rock and roll.
Now retired and living in Maine, Les has been around:
- While working in radio and at Columbia Records, Les helped discover and promote several iconic late-60s hits.
- Rolling Stone, Crawdaddy and others published Les’s writing. His Rolling Stone review of Joni Mitchell’s debut album, based on a personal interview, helped spark her rise to fame.
- Later, Les practiced law, co-owned a real estate firm, wrote an internet law newsletter and served as Vice-President and General Counsel for the Internet Commerce Alliance, Inc.