Alex Cohen

roller derby skater, coach

Alex Cohen appears in the following:

The Resilience Of Victoria Williams

Saturday, December 02, 2017

After a fast rise to near-fame, a multiple sclerosis diagnosis nearly ruined her career — before a helping hand came in the form of some of the country's most-famed bands.


How Smokey Hormel Became The Quintessential Session Musician

Saturday, January 07, 2017

The guitarist has played on records by Tom Waits, Norah Jones and Beck, but at one point, he was sure he wanted to pursue a career in acting.


New Book Explores Bobby Fuller's Mysterious Death

Monday, May 11, 2015

A new book tells the story of Bobby Fuller, who was best-known for the song "I Fought the Law." He was a talented guitarist and producer who moved from El Paso, Texas, to LA. He was o...


Wilko Johnson Set Out To Make One Final Album, But It Didn't Work Out That Way

Friday, January 02, 2015

Facing a fatal diagnosis, Wilko Johnson made what was to be his final album with singer Roger Daltrey of The Who. Then doctors intervened. "Maybe," Daltrey says, "there's a Part 2 to this record."


The Man Who Was Gene Ween, Back From The Bottom

Sunday, August 17, 2014

As the co-leader of Ween, Aaron Freeman celebrated excess. Then, in 2011, he fell apart on stage, left the band and entered rehab. On a new, deeply personal solo album, he explores what went wrong.


Van Dyke Parks Lights Up Songs From Inside

Saturday, July 27, 2013

At age 70, Van Dyke Parks has worked with artists from just about every genre, including The Beach Boys, U2 and Skrillex. But every now and then he takes some time to focus on his own material. This past week, Parks released his latest ...


At South By Southwest, A 71-Year-Old Guitarist Makes A Belated Debut

Thursday, March 14, 2013

This week, about 2,000 bands from around the world are performing at various venues throughout Austin, Texas, for the South by Southwest music festival. Many of the musicians are young and have had plenty of experience performing in public.

And then there's guitarist Harry Taussig, who is nearly ...


Please Explain: Roller Derby

Friday, September 24, 2010

Today’s Please Explain is all about the sport of roller derby, from its earliest roots to its modern day revival. Alex Cohen (aka Axles of Evil) and Jennifer Barbee, the authors of Down and Derby: The Insider's Guide to Roller Derby, stop by our show today. Alex Cohen is a skater and trainer, and also served as the derby consultant/choreographer for Drew Barrymore’s film "Whip It!"

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