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Nestor Aparicio

Brad Delp talks Boston, Return To Zero and Scholz in November 1991

When Boston singer Brad Delp hit the road with his band Return To Zero, he told Nestor his story before coming to Hammerjacks.

Asking Mike Campbell what it’s like to be a Heartbreaker

Back in his #AlmostFamous days, Nestor Aparicio was the music critic of The Evening Sun in Baltimore. A more subdued version of him asked Tom Petty's favorite guitar player about making rock and roll music and touring.

John Denver discusses life, his legacy and the environment in July 1991

When Nestor Aparicio was the music critic for The Evening Sun in Baltimore, he didn't just talk to hairspray acts at Hammerjacks. This is a depth-packed discussion with the guy who made the 7th inning stretch at Orioles games...

Pat Benatar talks jazz vs. rock and roll and parenting on the road in summer of 1991 before Pier Six concert

During his days as an #AlmostFamous music critic at The Evening Sun, Nestor Aparicio got a chance to interview many touring musicians. He loved Benatar from the first time he saw her perform "Heartbreaker" on Don Kirschner's Rock Concert.

Late, great Dan Fogelberg talked about love, breakups and the environment with Nestor in June 1991 before Merriweather Post concert

It hard to say how much we are missing the beautiful music of the living legacy to the leader of the band.

Billy Squier returns to rock Hammerjacks and talk life and music in June 1991

Now almost eight years into his life as an #AlmostFamous music critic at The Evening Sun in Baltimore, rockers like Billy Squier would return to pick up where they left off...

Dennis DeYoung talks about Styx without Tommy Shaw and Edge of The Century in May 1991

The history and lineup of Styx was fuzzy in the late 1980s and early 1990s. Nestor Aparicio has had many chats and encounters with all of the remaining members of the band over the years.

Before his house was live, Daryl Hall talks about Unplugged craze and acoustic songwriting in February 1991

Nestor found Daryl Hall walking out of the 98 Rock studios on TV Hill and wanted to interview him for his music column at The Evening Sun in Baltimore. Strangely enough, Hall agreed to call him and did...

Tommy Shaw takes us higher and Nestor gets ultimate fan boy Styx treatment and asks tough questions about Damn Yankees in August 1990

Thirty years later, this harkens back to when Tommy Shaw was with Ted Nugent and Jack Blades in a supergroup and Styx still had Dennis DeYoung. "Yesterday's just a memory, can we we close the door?"

Joe Perry of Aerosmith talks about sex, drugs and rock and roll on Pump tour in July 1990

Yeah, this pic is Steven Tyler but the modern Toxic Twins were in the middle of a glorious second run as one of the greatest bands in the world when Nestor Aparicio was the music critic for The Evening Sun in Baltimore. This is the story of how the train kept 'a rolling on the best comeback in the history of rock and roll.
About the Author
Baltimore Positive is the vision and the creative extension of four decades of sharing the love of local sports for this Dundalk native and University of Baltimore grad, who began his career as a sportswriter and music critic at The News American and The Baltimore Sun in the mid 1980s. Launched radio career in December 1991 with Kenny Albert after covering the AHL Skipjacks. Bought WNST-AM 1570 in July 1998, created in 2007 and began diversifying conversations on radio, podcast and social media as Baltimore Positive in 2016.
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