News and Reviews

News and reviews about music, concerts, events, technology and more by Stephen K. Peeples.

Firefall: ‘Greatest Hits’ – Liner Notes by Stephen K. Peeples, 1992

The following is the set of liner notes for Firefall: Greatest Hits, a single-CD compilation released by Rhino in 1992. Excerpts of the notes...
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Jackson’s Beatles ‘Get Back’ Film Doc to Debut on Disney+ Nov. 25-27

Disney+ will premiere “The Beatles: Get Back,” a Disney+ original documentary series directed by Peter Jackson on November 25, 26, and 27, The Walt...
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Joe Vitale Remembers Charlie Watts: ‘A Drummer’s Drummer’

Legendary jazz and rock drummer Charlie Watts, a member of The Rolling Stones since the band's inception in 1963, died on Tuesday, August 24,...
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Little Steven (Van Zandt) ‘Freedom – No Compromise’ Q&A, 1987

In anticipation of "Unrequited Infatuations," the first memoir by rock guitarist, songwriter, singer, bandleader, record and radio producer, and activist Stevie Van Vandt (aka...
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Herb Pedersen on J2B2, DRB, Pal Chris Hillman’s ‘Time Between’

Herb Pedersen, one of the pioneers and legends of folk-rock, country-rock, and contemporary bluegrass, is happy to be back on the concert stage as...
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John Jorgenson on His Bluegrass Band, Herb Pedersen & Chris Hillman

The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band made its long-awaited return to the concert stage in late July 2021, bringing its high-lonesome harmonies and wide-ranging instrumental...
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EGOT Mel Brooks ‘All About Me!’ Autobiography Due in November

The first autobiography by comedy legend and EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony- winner) Mel Brooks, appropriately and enthusiastically titled "All About Me! –...
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Pop Art Legend John Van Hamersveld Drops First NFT Collection

John Van Hamersveld, the legendary multi-disciplinary artist who created "The Endless Summer" Day-Glo pop art poster and more than 400 album covers including The...

‘Almost Famous’: Neal Preston Recalls the Interview Tape Hostage Crisis

When "Almost Famous" music journalist William Miller filed his Rolling Stone cover story on the rock band Stillwater in 1973, there was one epic...
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George Wein, Newport Jazz, Folk Festival Impresario, Dead at 95

Jazz pianist, producer, and promoter George Wein, who pioneered the modern music festival format in the ‘50s and by the ‘80s was the world’s...
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