And his kickoff column on March 8 was huge: A rare interview with Michael Nesmith http://www.examiner.com/
But this is usual territory for Marinucci, who is consistently listed by the Examiner as one of their top five Music Examiners (out of 671) for his Beatles Examiner column which daily gives readers original and unique news about the Beatles that's not available elsewhere. His new Monkees Examiner column was listed recently as the 7th best music column on the site.
"I've been a big fan of the Monkees since day one,” he said, “and getting to cover them now is fun because of all the recent interest. Of course, there's also the drama of the Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame refusing to acknowledge them, but hopefully this will change. That's a story I really want to write.”
Marinucci was on the staff of the San Jose Mercury News for 37 years working his way up from a copyboy, as they were called when he was hired, to being a an editor of a weekly section and managing a small staff. He left the paper in 2006 and began writing for the Examiner in late 2008. In his career, he has interviewed many famous names, including Yoko Ono, Bruce Johnston, Edgar Winter, Greg Lake, Brian Ray, Rusty Anderson, Beatles author Hunter Davies and many more.
Besides his Monkees Examiner column, he also writes the Beatles Examiner (http://www.examiner.com/
“I love to write and I try to cover the Beatles and now the Monkees and all my subjects professionally and not focus on weird gossip. I also do research, going to the source to try to get to the bottom of stories. People who subscribe to my columns know that's what I do, and that's why I hope those who don't will subscribe and read my work.”