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Shaking Up the Process with Paul Weller’s ‘A Kind Revolution’

Shaking Up the Process with Paul Weller’s ‘A Kind Revolution’

“We were kind of hoping they were going to use our backing track, but they re-recorded it,” Paul Weller tells…

Roger Waters: The Interview

Roger Waters: The Interview

“Lab coats? Yeah, I suppose there were people in lab coats. Engineers,” Roger Waters says after I hand him a…

Inspiring Elvis Presley’s Sideburns, Conquering Las Vegas and Decades of Success: Engelbert Humperdinck Q&A

Inspiring Elvis Presley’s Sideburns, Conquering Las Vegas and Decades of Success: Engelbert Humperdinck Q&A

Given today’s accelerated 15 minutes of fame life span where artists enjoy momentary heights of lightning in a bottle success…

Sneak Peek: Can You Guess These Musicians’ Favorite Beatles Songs?

Sneak Peek: Can You Guess These Musicians’ Favorite Beatles Songs?

It took the Beatles less than 10 years to record their iconic catalog of more than 200 songs. The music…

Giles Martin Reflects on the 50th Anniversary Remix of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’

Giles Martin Reflects on the 50th Anniversary Remix of the Beatles’ ‘Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band’

50 years ago (today, in fact), Sgt. Pepper taught the band to play with the release of the Beatles’ iconic…

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Talkin’ Endurance and ‘Psychic Warfare’ with Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster

Talkin’ Endurance and ‘Psychic Warfare’ with Clutch Drummer Jean-Paul Gaster

I’m from Maryland. So is Clutch. Shamefully, I boarded the Clutch bandwagon WAY late, even after years of hearing their name bandied about by the heavier rock fans…

A Few Questions With…Whitney Way Thore of TLC’s ‘My Big Fat Beautiful Life’

A Few Questions With…Whitney Way Thore of TLC’s ‘My Big Fat Beautiful Life’

Ever since her ‘Fat Girl Dancing’ video went viral a few years ago, Whitney Way Thore has been everywhere. Her TLC reality show, My Big Fat Fabulous Life…

Andrew W.K. Talks the Party Party, Positivity, Harnessing Energy, Lil’ Bub and Pizza (Q&A)

Andrew W.K. Talks the Party Party, Positivity, Harnessing Energy, Lil’ Bub and Pizza (Q&A)

Andrew W.K. is many things. Since partying his way onto the scene in 2001 with his debut album I Get Wet, he’s been a larger-than-life icon dedicated to one…

Purple Reign: A Tour of Prince’s Hometown Hangouts (Photos)

Purple Reign: A Tour of Prince’s Hometown Hangouts (Photos)

Prince’s recent passing left a void in the music and popular culture world at large. His singular creative vision and musical…

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Behind the Curtain: Steve Lukather and Toto

  During Steve Lukather’s 40+ years as a guitar player and professional musician, he has done some stuff and seen some things. Some remarkable, insane, unbelievable things.…

Man Charged $1,000+ for In-Flight Internet (But He Deserved It)

Apparently airplane Wi-Fi is a big deal these days. If it isn’t somebody using a network name that scares people, it’s somebody unwillingly (or unknowingly) costing himself…

Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons Quiz

New month, new issue, new quiz. How well do you know songs by The Four Seasons? This month’s cover star is Frankie Valli, after all… Below, please sift…

Top 11 Wah-Wah Songs

“Noise proves nothing. Often a hen who has merely laid an egg cackles as if she laid an asteroid.” – Mark Twain “In the Presence of the…

Behind the Curtain: ‘Off the Wall’ with Quincy Jones

A long, long time ago when I was just a little kid rocker, my dad used to play catch with me in our backyard. He loved baseball…

Los Angeles-Area Musical Collective The Tribe Performs Charity Gig for Hurricane Matthew Victims

On Sunday, October 23, The Tribe performed a relief concert at the E Spot Lounge in Studio City, Calif. for the victims of Hurricane Matthew in Haiti. Hurricane Matthew…

Turn Me On: Juliet Piper

88.5 FM KCSN midday host Jim Nelson turns his attention to LA-based singer/songwriter Juliet Piper in this Turn Me On…. “I remember sitting in a car seat,…

This Blog Has Been Downloaded To Fifty iPhones — Free!!

Along with pretty much everybody else, I watched the latest Apple…what do they call these extravaganzas again? Annunciations? You know, the big spiels where a markedly less…

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