Reflecting on the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ 40 Years Later

Reflecting on the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California,’ 40 Years Later

By Marvin Matthews Senior Writer, Mountain City Rock Montreal’s Online Rock Station http://www.mountaincityrock.com/ The Eagles recently issued a special edition of their album ‘Hotel California’ to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the classic release. Here is my look back. “On a dark, desert highway…” I’m quite certain that if you recited those five words to anyone, […]

Top 11 Los Angeles Songs

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 […]

Don Felder – Flying Solo (Interview)

Don Felder – Flying Solo (Interview)

It’s entirely appropriate that former Eagles lead guitarist Don Felder is taking part in The Soundtrack of Summer tour in support of his new solo CD, Road to Forever, along with seasoned compatriots Styx and Foreigner being that he penned the music for one of the signature summer classics, Hotel California. An extraordinarily gifted guitar […]

Under the Covers: California, as Seen Through Classic Album Art (Photo Essay)

Under the Covers: California, as Seen Through Classic Album Art (Photo Essay)

Does that building look familiar? Or that mountain? California has a lot of rock and roll history, from recording studios to concert sites. But a lot of album covers were shot here, too. Here are ten of our favorites. America – America’s Greatest Hits Crossroads of the World 6671 Sunset Boulevard Hollywood, California Remember America’s Greatest Hits […]

Giant Replica of the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ Record to Commemorate the Forum’s Re-Launch in January

Giant Replica of the Eagles’ ‘Hotel California’ Record to Commemorate the Forum’s Re-Launch in January

As previously mentioned here, the Eagles will help re-launch the Forum in Los Angeles with six concerts between January 15 and 25. The facility, located in Inglewood, California, originally opened in 1967. After being acquired by the Madison Square Garden Company in 2012, it underwent a $100 million renovation in preparation for the re-launch later […]

Rock and Roll Landmarks (In Photographs)

Here are a handful of the most notable and infamous rock & roll landmarks in the history of the genre – whether they’re still standing, bulldozed, burnt to the ground, or maybe even fictional, each has played a big part in the shaping of rock music over the decades. Berwick St, London, UK, artwork for […]