Judy Collins: On ‘Everybody Knows,’ Working With Stephen Stills and Music’s Ability to Empower (The Interview)

Judy Collins: On ‘Everybody Knows,’ Working With Stephen Stills and Music’s Ability to Empower (The Interview)

Soon after their fiery two-year relationship ended, Stephen Stills wrote “Suite: Judy Blue Eyes” about Judy Collins. The iconic multi-part track opened Crosby, Stills & Nash’s 1969 debut album. Collins and Stills remained friends over the decades, but only recorded together sporadically. That all changed earlier this year, as Stills and Collins combined some of […]

Eric Burdon Covered Buffalo Springfield’s ‘For What It’s Worth’ for His 76th Birthday – Listen

Eric Burdon Covered Buffalo Springfield’s ‘For What It’s Worth’ for His 76th Birthday – Listen

Today, May 11, Eric Burdon turns 76. The longtime lead singer of the Animals and War, Burdon took the occasion to share a special recording: his spin on the Buffalo Springfield classic, “For What It’s Worth.” In a message posted on Burdon’s official site, he explains it as follows: “The whole idea of recording this […]

Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

And now, an archival interview with Randy Meisner, conducted by Ken Sharp a few years ago… Working with the likes of Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, Randy Meisner found international fame as a founding member of Eagles. An immensely talented bass player and versatile singer/songwriter, Meisner delivered the band’s 1975 smash million seller, […]

A Byrd’s Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

A Byrd’s Eye View: Roger McGuinn (The Interview)

“Mudcrutch’s whole approach is like a power band,” Roger McGuinn, the founder of The Byrds, tells me when I catch up with him after seeing him in New York City with Tom Petty’s “other” band. “They’re more like Rolling Stones than Beatles. It’s a powerful, punchy band.” But McGuinn, who tours the world solo these […]

‘Echo in the Canyon’ Tribute Gig Brings Together Beck, Cat Power, Jakob Dylan, Fiona Apple More in L.A.

‘Echo in the Canyon’ Tribute Gig Brings Together Beck, Cat Power,  Jakob Dylan, Fiona Apple More in L.A.

On Monday night, Beck, Fiona Apple, Cat Power, Jakob Dylan and other musical luminaries gathered at the Orpheum Theatre in Los Angeles for ‘Echo in the Canyon’, a tribute gig paying homage to California music of the 1960s (think the Byrds, Buffalo Springfield and the Beach Boys). The Los Angeles Times notes that the gig […]

Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)

Richie Furay: A Man’s Claim to Fame (Interview)

Watching Richie Furay and his talented band plow through an accomplished set at the Canyon Club in Agoura Hills, California in late February of 2015, one walks away not only extraordinarily impressed by the enduring nature of his songwriting catalog but with his robust and expressive voice, an ageless wonder which still resonates with the […]

Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)

Love Him Two Times: Robby Krieger of the Doors (The Interview)

As songwriter and guitarist for the Doors, Robby Krieger earned his rightful place in rock and roll history. Penning such timeless hits as Light my Fire, Touch Me, Love Me Two Times, and Love Her Madly, Krieger’s free-form jazz-flamenco inflected licks fueled the Dionysian darkness of the Doors’ musical milieu and helped transform the fledgling local […]

Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

Top 11 New Year’s Resolution Songs

If you haven’t yet made your New Year’s resolutions, we’re here to help. We’ve listed the Top 11 songs about bad habits you should resolve to change in 2015. Most people will find one or two of their behaviors here. If you need to make all 11 of these New Year’s resolutions, seek professional help… […]