Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

I don’t want to live in a city where the only cultural advantage is that you can make a right turn on a red light. – Woody Allen Despite its earthquakes, traffic, smog and pretentiousness, Los Angeles has inspired great tunes like those on our list of Top 11 L.A. Songs. Know any more? Take… Continue reading Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

Behind the Curtain: Getting Mick Ronson to Open Up

When you think of the iconic guitar players who rocked a Les Paul and Marshall to create tones that fans still talk about to this day, certain names always come up. If you know your music history, you certainly zoom right back to Eric Clapton and the landmark Bluesbreakers recording with John Mayall. At that… Continue reading Behind the Curtain: Getting Mick Ronson to Open Up

Stevie Nicks + the Pretenders Map Out '24 Karat Gold' Tour for Fall

Spend this fall seeing two of rock’s most revered acts when Stevie Nicks and the Pretenders team up for an outing they’re calling the 24 Karat Gold Tour. The tour’s name comes from Nicks’ recently-released solo collection, 24 Karat Gold: Songs from the Vault. Set to kick off on October 25, this will be a… Continue reading Stevie Nicks + the Pretenders Map Out '24 Karat Gold' Tour for Fall

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Announce Fall Tour

The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band, a project involving Fleetwood Mac main man Mick Fleetwood, will hit the road in September for a handful of dates in the United States and Canada. As the press release detailed: In addition to its namesake, the band features singer/guitarist Rick Vito, who was also a member of Fleetwood Mac… Continue reading The Mick Fleetwood Blues Band Announce Fall Tour

Turn Me On: Cory Sipper

KCSN 88.5 FM’s Jim Nelson is back, with another installment of his Turn Me On column … showcasing singer/songwriter Cory Sipper. ——————————— If the only requisite for scoring hit after hit was to simply write and record a slew of smart, hopelessly hooky songs, then there’d be no need to turn you on to Santa… Continue reading Turn Me On: Cory Sipper

Songs About Lies and Liars (Dedicated to Lance Armstrong)

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A list of some of our favorite songs with “lie” “lies” and “lying” in their titles.

Colin Hay: Man (Still) At Work (Interview)

Reggae-influenced Aussie rock band Men at Work made headlines again just last month, although not for reasons they would have wanted:  Original member Greg Ham – best known for playing the fluttering flute riff in the band’s hit Down Under – was found dead in his Australian home. Men at Work frontman Colin Hay said of… Continue reading Colin Hay: Man (Still) At Work (Interview)

Classic Album Cover Outtakes (Photos)

1. Bob Dylan, Freewheelin’ © Don Hunstein © Don Hunstein Captured in 1963 on the corner of 4th and Jones in Greenwich Village, Freewheelin’ featured the iconic album cover that inspired a generation of young men to “hunch their shoulders, look distant, and let the girl do the clinging.” Bob Dylan and Suze Rotolo stepped… Continue reading Classic Album Cover Outtakes (Photos)