UPDATED: Lewisohn Beatles Bio ‘Tune In’ Paperback Out October 2016

By Stephen K. Peeples Beatles Historian Provides Inside Look at Best-Selling First Installment of 3-Volume Fab Four Biography Exclusive VIDEO Interview w/ Stephen K. Peeples The long-awaited 944-page paperback edition of renowned Beatles historian, expert and author Mark Lewisohn’s “The Beatles: All These Years, Vol. 1 – Tune In” was published October 11, 2016 by 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

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 Producer’s Life and Legacy Sir George Martin, the legendary British record producer best-known for his groundbreaking work with The Beatles between 1962-1970, died in London Tuesday night, March 8, 2016, local time. The six-time Grammy winner was 90. News 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. 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

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

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

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 honored recording engineer and producer in Grammy history with a total of 23 awards, will be inducted into the Hollywood Walk of Fame on Thursday, Aug. 13. The induction ceremony, open to the public, starts at 11:30 a.m. on the Read More

Kardashian Killed My Rolling Stone Subscription

First-generation reader and ex-music biz pro now finds Rolling Stone as irrelevant as RS now finds first-generation readers UPDATED 8/4/15 with news about Jason Fine and Peter Travers By Stephen K. Peeples Just wrote “CANCEL” across the invoice to re-up my 40-plus-year subscription to Rolling Stone, which I started reading in late 1967, when it first hit the music stores Read More

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, hippies, San Antonio, Austin, Houston, Huey P. Meaux, Augie Meyers, Flaco Jimenez, the Sir Douglas Quintet, “She’s About a Mover,” sneaky British Invaders from the Lone Star State, Bob Dylan, the Corpus Pot Bust, San Francisco, Bill Graham, the Read More