Al Schmitt Bob Dylan Capitol Sessions Update 06-17-16

Grammy Legend Confirms All ‘Shadows in the Night’ and ‘Fallen Angels’ Tracks are from 2014; Dylan Recorded Another 30 Standards in Early 2016 By Stephen K. Peeples Twenty-three-time Grammy-winning recording engineer/producer Al Schmitt, who worked on the Bob Dylan Capitol sessions in fall 2014 and early 2016, confirmed that all 22 tracks released on Dylan’s “Shadows in Read More

Ron Howard Beatles Touring Years Doc Due Sept. 16

First ‘The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years’ trailer debuts; film premieres theatrically Sept. 16 and streams on Hulu Sept. 17 Edited By Stephen K. Peeples Academy Award®-winner Ron Howard’s authorized and much-anticipated documentary feature film about The Beatles’ touring years 1962-1966, “The Beatles: Eight Days A Week – The Touring Years,” Read More

Santa Clarita Remembers Good Vibes with Rod Bennett

Family, Friends, Students & Bandmates Flood Social Media with Tributes and Memories By Stephen K. Peeples Longtime Santa Clarita resident and Arroyo Seco Junior High School band director Rod Bennett’s tragic death late Wednesday afternoon, May 25, while on a routine (for him) cycle ride, has hit the Santa Clarita community hard. As news of Read More

Rod Bennett Tribute – Hagen Jazz Leader Jim Hagen

Bennett and Hagen Were Musical Collaborators for More Than a Decade By Stephen K. Peeples Santa Clarita jazz vibes and percussion ace Rod Bennett, who died in a hit-and-run collision with a car while riding his bike in Placerita Canyon Wednesday, May 25, gigged and recorded with Santa Clarita jazz guitarist and bandleader Jim Hagen Read More

UPDATED: Bob Dylan ‘Fallen Angels’ Follows ‘Shadows in the Night’

Dylan Dropped First 'Fallen Angels' Single, ‘Melancholy Mood,’ as Download and on 4-Song Import 7" Vinyl EP By Stephen Read More

Sir George Martin Tribute – Mark Lewisohn, Beatles Biographer

By Stephen K. Peeples U.S. Exclusive: Beatles Author and Sir George Martin Collaborator Talks About Legendary Read More

Frank Sinatra Centennial – ‘A Voice on Air’ Radio Collection

Exclusive Q&A with Frank Sinatra Boxed Set Producer Charles L. Granata & Associate Producer Martin Read More

Is Kinky Friedman ‘The Loneliest Man I Ever Met’?

UPDATED WITH VIDEOS Notorious Texas Troubadour Wraps Coast-to-Coast 'Bi-Polar' Tour at McCabe's Dec. 5-6 By Stephen K. Read More

Schwab’s & Obits & the Mortality Heebie-Jeebies

Schwab’s is 'a combination office, coffee klatch and waiting room.' – William Holden, 'Sunset Boulevard,' Read More

Blast from the Past!

Beatles 1 Reissue Sights & Sounds Rock Grammy Museum

Grammy-Winning Audio Producer Giles Martin, Filmmaker Michael Lindsay-Hogg Discuss New Mixes of Beatles Hits, Restored Film Clips Spanning 1962-1970 By Stephen K. Peeples “Beatles 1” and “Beatles 1+” reissue audio producer-engineer ‎Giles Martin and renowned film director ‎Michael Lindsay-Hogg appeared live at the Grammy Museum’s Clive Davis Theatre in downtown Los Angeles on Tuesday evening, Read More

Lennonology Author Joins John Lennon 75th Birthday Party

Noted Beatles author Chip Madinger publishes Lennon-Ono chronology spanning 1966-1980 By Stephen K. Peeples Just in time to help celebrate what would have been rock music icon and peace activist John Lennon’s 75th birthday on Oct. 9, noted Beatles collector and author Chip Madinger and his historian-collector co-author Scott Raile will publish a new book Read More

Boyd Elder: Encounters of the Southwestern Kind, 1978

A close encounter with the artist who created the skull art for Eagles’ ‘One of These Nights’ and ‘Their Greatest Hits’ By Stephen K. Peeples Boyd Elder Profile revised and republished March 30, 2015. First version was published in Rocky Mountain Musical Express, Denver, Colo., March/April 1978. People who’ve had direct contact of one sort Read More

Roger McGuinn Interview w/ Stephen K. Peeples, 4-2-99

By Stephen K. Peeples Author’s note, Oct. 11, 2014: The following is an expanded version of my Roger McGuinn interview, a shorter version of which was first published at MP3.com on April 2, 1999. The site was offering artists a new way to release their music online independently, without a major record label in the Read More

Tom Waits Interview with Stephen K. Peeples, 9-4-80

With the appointment made to conduct a Tom Waits interview on the Zoetrope Studios lot in Hollywood on Sept. 4, 1980, I listened to my advance pressing of Waits’ “Heartattack and Vine” a few times at my Elektra/Asylum office on La Cienega, and focused my questions. Ironically, I had left Capitol Records at Hollywood and Vine Read More

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