Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 5/14; Stream ‘Birds (Demo)’ (Pre-Order)

Déjà Vu, the legendary album from Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young was originally released in March of 1970, and to commemorate its recent 50th anniversary, Rhino Records is releasing a lavish Deluxe Edition box set on May 14. The news was officially announced on Wednesday, and came with the premiere of “Birds (Demo),” a previously… Continue reading Crosby, Stills, Nash & Young: ‘Déjà Vu’ 50th Anniversary Edition Coming 5/14; Stream ‘Birds (Demo)’ (Pre-Order)

Top 11 Acoustic Guitar Rock Songs

“To stand up on a stage alone with an acoustic guitar requires bravery bordering on heroism. Bordering on insanity.” —Richard Thompson “You’re in My Heart (The Final Acclaim)” by Rod Stewart Actress Britt Ekland said Rod Stewart revealed that he wrote “You’re in My Heart” for her while they dined at a restaurant. “In the… Continue reading Top 11 Acoustic Guitar Rock Songs

I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’

Gerry Beckley (Photo: Joe Beckley)

Singer-songwriter Gerry Beckley of the band America has hardly slowed down during the pandemic. He and Dewey Bunnell celebrated America’s 50th anniversary in 2020 with an eight-disc box set (click here to pick up a copy) that includes a book, replica posters, unreleased demos, album outtakes and hits from their copious catalog. Beckley will release Keeping… Continue reading I’m Still Standing: America’s Gerry Beckley Looks Forward and Back on His New Solo Set, ‘Keeping the Light On’

David Crosby Sells Catalog (Solo, the Byrds, CSN, CSNY) to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group

David Crosby (Photo: Ben Houdijk/Shutterstock.com)

Music and entertainment mogul Irving Azoff and his recently launched Iconic Artists Group made another high-profile acquisition this week, inking a deal with legendary singer/songwriter David Crosby “to monetize his life work and preserve and expand his legacy in a digital era,” per a news release. The agreement includes Crosby’s voluminous solo works, as well… Continue reading David Crosby Sells Catalog (Solo, the Byrds, CSN, CSNY) to Irving Azoff’s Iconic Artists Group

Turns Out, David Crosby is in Awe of Keith Richards Just Like the Rest of Us

We “regular people” look up to rock stars because of the lives we assume they lead. The larger-than-life heroes we immortalize with posters on our walls when we’re kids, emulate when we grow up and pick up a guitar/microphone/instrument, they’re all friends … right? Apparently not, at least as it pertains to Keith Richards and… Continue reading Turns Out, David Crosby is in Awe of Keith Richards Just Like the Rest of Us

Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

This Top 11 Apocalypse Songs originally ran a few years ago — it’s been revamped and repurposed for 2020, when things seem … strange out there.  “Nuclear apocalypse – who do you need? Actors are probably not top of the list. What can I do for you? I can pretend to be somebody who can… Continue reading Top 11 Apocalypse Songs

Sammy Hagar Willing to Return to Live Music Before a Vaccine, Would Rather ‘Get Sick and Even Die’ Than Let the Economy Stay Shut Down

Sammy Hagar has been doing his best to keep busy at home during the COVID-19 pandemic, uploading a few quarantine performance clips with his pals in the Circle — but he wants more. The iconic “Red Rocker” was quoted in a new piece from Rolling Stone regarding life without concerts, a harsh reality caused by… Continue reading Sammy Hagar Willing to Return to Live Music Before a Vaccine, Would Rather ‘Get Sick and Even Die’ Than Let the Economy Stay Shut Down

David Crosby on Tendonitis: ‘It’s Entirely Possible That I May Never Play Guitar Again’

In a wide-ranging new interview with Rolling Stone, legendary guitarist/songwriter David Crosby touches on a number of topics, music-related and otherwise. Among the topics breached in the chat is a current physical malady that’s impeding his efforts to play music: “Trigger-finger tendonitis” in his hands, which Crosby says might make the concept of playing guitar… Continue reading David Crosby on Tendonitis: ‘It’s Entirely Possible That I May Never Play Guitar Again’

Editorial: Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and the Fallacy of Demanding That Socially-Conscious Musicians/Entertainers ‘Stick to Music’

The ubiquity of social media over the past decade-plus has led to one inescapable truth: Everybody can express themselves no matter what, all the time. This includes musicians like guitarist Tom Morello, who posted something over the weekend that should really give pause to anybody thinking of shouting at him to ease up on the… Continue reading Editorial: Tom Morello of Rage Against the Machine and the Fallacy of Demanding That Socially-Conscious Musicians/Entertainers ‘Stick to Music’

George Floyd Protests, Unrest Across U.S. Spark Strong Reactions from David Crosby, James Taylor, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Sammy Hagar, Carole King, and More on Social Media

The past few days have been wrought with unrest, peaceful protests and looting in major cities across the United States, frustration stemming from the killing  of George Floyd at the hands of the Minneapolis police last week, combined with the ongoing tension regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As images and videos have circulated on social media… Continue reading George Floyd Protests, Unrest Across U.S. Spark Strong Reactions from David Crosby, James Taylor, Taylor Swift, Lady Gaga, Ariana Grande, Sammy Hagar, Carole King, and More on Social Media