Michael Bolton

  • Blogs

    July 1, 2014

    The Ten Biggest Douchebags In Country Music

    Mainstream country music gets an unfair rap as being universally over-polished and formulaic, a notion that artists like Kacey Musgraves and Eric Church obliterate every time they strap on their guitars. But there's a granule of truth to the stereotype, and a particularly damagin ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 6, 2014

    Michael Bolton Talks Sex Appeal and Mullets, in Illustrated Form

    Did you know that Michael Bolton's real last name is 'Bolotin'? (Pronounced 'below-tin'). Or that he is a major Scrabble nerd? These are important things to know. Bolton's talent supersedes any genre. He has worked with an eclectic array of musicians, including: Pavarotti, Cher, Barbra Streisand, B ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 6, 2014

    Is This the Michael Bolton Renaissance We've All Been Waiting For?

    Soft-rock seems to be making a comeback. Just recently Phil Collins announced his glorious return to music, and now Michael Bolton has been plastered all over our TV screens. That's right, Michael Bolton. That balding dude your mom used to listen to. It's tough defending Bolton, but hey, I'm up to ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 21, 2013

    DJ Drama, Michael Bolton, Lisa Marie Presley, Thou and More in This Week's Show Announcements

    Here again: every newly announced show for the week! On page one you'll find a quick list of shows that particularly caught our attention, followed by embedded YouTube videos; there, you can check out some of the artists you may not be familiar with. Page two contains our complete listing of new sho ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 5, 2013

    Ten Bands You Never Would Have Thought Used to Be Good

    It's a common cliché by now: Some snobby, balding guy with glasses in every bar across America rants and raves about how he only likes "the old stuff" by every band. "I liked the first record," is his creed. This character floats around, bumming everyone out and sucking all the fun out of a karaoke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 13, 2013

    No, Playing Guitar While Singing 'Renegade' Isn't Karaoke

    Karaoke can be a dangerous endeavor. What can you sing that won't make friends shun you? How can you go balls-out during your next performance? Each week in "Ask a Karaoke Host," RFT Music writer and professional karaoke host Allison Babka answers your burning questions about maximizing your melodio ... More >>

  • Blogs

    February 4, 2013

    The Real Decade of the One Hit Wonder

    In the last couple of weeks St. Louis has had somewhat of an influx of '90s nostalgia acts coming through town. Sponge played Cicero's, Soul Asylum made an appearance at the Old Rock House and Reel Big Fish just played the Pageant. This got us to thinking.... The '80s are remembered musically for t ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 28, 2011

    Win Michael Bolton Tickets!

    Michael Bolton will be at the Family Arena next Thursday, and we would like to send you to the show. He's touring in support of this year's Gems -- The Duets Collection, or possibly a somewhat unexpected revival of interest in his career marked most clearly by his appearance on SNL dressed as a pira ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 19, 2011

    Borders' Liquidation Sale: CDs Are Now Only Slightly Overpriced!

    Kelsey Whipple​There's good news and bad news here: Depending on how you feel about the literature giant, the July 18 news that Borders is closing its doors and liquidating all of its merchandise comes with heavy hearts and lighter wallets. Well, we have more news for you: It has been one mont ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 31, 2010

    Kurt Warner to Compete on Dancing With the Stars

    ​We weren't at the wedding of Kurt and Brenda Warner, though we assume the couple had a first dance.From that we can deduce that Warner has twirled before an audience before, but does he have what it takes to shimmy in front of millions of viewers? We're about to find when Warner competes on ABC's ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 9, 2010

    Nelly to Realize His Dream, Play a Concert in Branson

    ​We're not sure why Nelly is so dead-set on playing Branson, seeing how the town is an oasis for the dead-end acts of yesteryear. (Then again, Country Grammar did just celebrate its 10-year anniversary.) Anyway, it seems the St. Louis rapper will finally realize his dream of playing in the "Hillbi ... More >>

  • Dining

    May 13, 2009
  • Blogs

    February 10, 2009

    Second Spin: Michael Bolton, "(Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay"

    Artist: Michael Bolton Album: (Sittin' On) The Dock of the Bay From: Vintage Vinyl Year: 1988 Label: CBS Records What it sounds like: Sacrilege: The classic Otis Redding song redone "When a Man Loves a Woman"-style.

  • Music

    August 30, 2006

    Old Black Water

    The Big Muddy Blues Festival is back and bigger than ever, while B-Sides finds out that Michael Bolton isn't an assclown and spotlights photography superstar Tammy Leahy,

  • News

    August 9, 2006

    The Next Big Thing

    A middle-aged couple with a million dollars and a big dream: To make St. Louis a pop-music hub

  • News

    July 20, 2005

    Foul Play

    Why is everyone out to get Randy Wichman?

  • Film

    April 20, 2005

    Independent's Day (1998)

    Is Steven Soderbergh getting the total package?

  • News

    January 5, 2005

    Oh, Brio!

    Unreal enjoys seasonal cocktails with lovely divorcees, learns of a new no-tolerance policy at a local elementary school and shares a make-out queen's Blog o' the Week; plus, how does Bryan Burwell really feel?

  • News

    December 8, 2004

    The Lamest Duck

    In his final term, Dick Gephardt goes AWOL

  • Film

    October 13, 2004


    Team America takes no prisoners and spares no swear words

  • Music

    September 1, 2004
  • News

    December 31, 2003

    Know News?

    The year in review: A quiz (For answers, see last page)

  • Calendar

    November 26, 2003


    It isn't just for losers anymore

  • News

    October 1, 2003

    True Confessions

    We feel our age at St. Charles' new skate park, bare our guilty soul to the Recording Industry Association of America and pay our last respects to another victim of asbestos

  • Film

    January 29, 2003

    Dead Again

    There's fresh meat for the Reaper in Final Destination 2

  • Best of St. Louis

    September 25, 2002
  • News

    April 10, 2002

    The Producers

    From a suburban roller rink, identical twins David and Darren Stith gamble on future hip-hop stars. Getting paid is everyone's preoccupation.

  • News

    January 30, 2002

    Yellow Snow

    Week of January 30, 2002

  • Film

    January 16, 2002

    Bad Dogs

    Once again, Disney turns a good book into steaming mush

  • Music

    June 27, 2001

    Teenage Crush

    The pundits scoff, but the little girls understand

  • News

    May 16, 2001

    The 2001 RFT Slammies

    Homeboy superstar Nelly tops the list of readers' favorite local musicians

  • Music

    March 28, 2001

    Hall Pass

    Looking for influence, significance, development and perpetuation at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame