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

Exclusive Q&A with Frank Sinatra Boxed Set Producer Charles L. Granata & Associate Producer Martin Melucci UPDATED with more photos By Stephen K. Peeples Music fans worldwide celebrate the 100th anniversary of Frank Sinatra‘s birth on Dec. 12, 1915, and leading the centennial tributes is “Frank Sinatra: A Voice on Air,” a four-CD collection of “The Voice’s” Read More

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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. Peeples The night after Kinky Friedman finished recording “The Loneliest Man I Ever Met,” between the epic floods of spring 2015, the Texas-based singer-songwriter, humorist, entrepreneur and raconteur played the rough mixes for a couple of visitors. Friedman Read More

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Schwab’s & Obits & the Mortality Heebie-Jeebies

Schwab’s is ‘a combination office, coffee klatch and waiting room.’ – William Holden, ‘Sunset Boulevard,’ 1950   By Stephen K. Peeples The world-famous Schwab’s drugstore at the corner of Sunset and Crescent Heights in Hollywood was still open in 1970, when at age 19 I started working a non-pro (i.e., non-entertainment industry) or “civilian” job a Read More

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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

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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 Read More

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UPDATED: Lewisohn Beatles Bio ‘Tune In’ Paperback Delayed Again

By Stephen K. Peeples Beatles Historian Provides Inside Look at Best-Selling First Installment of 3-Volume Fab Four Read More

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Grammy Legend Al Schmitt Honored with Star on Hollywood Walk of Fame

Ceremony Outside Capitol Tower Set for Thurs., Aug. 13 at 11:30 a.m.  By Stephen K. Peeples Al Schmitt, the most Read More

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Kardashian Killed My Rolling Stone Subscription

First-generation reader and ex-music biz pro now finds Rolling Stone as irrelevant as RS now Read More

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Joe Nick Patoski Q&A on Doug Sahm Film

Totally true tall tales from Texas about Biblical floods, Doug Sahm, Texas music, Texas Tornados, rednecks, cowboys, Read More

Blast from the Past!

Beatles 1+ signed by Michael Lindsay Hogg

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

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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's 'One of These Nights' and Rick Griffin's turkey breast cap. Composite: Randy Nauert.

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

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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 about Heartattack and Vine at Zoetrope

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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