News and Reviews

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

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‘Strat Cats’ Jeff Beck & Buddy Guy Tour U.S., Rock Hollywood Bowl Aug. 10

By Stephen K. Peeples Grammy-winning Rock 'n' Roll Hall of Fame icons and Fender Stratocaster-playing "Strat Cats" Jeff Beck and Buddy Guy hit the road this...
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‘John & Yoko/Plastic Ono Band’ Book Celebrates Albums’ 50th Anniversary

December 11, 2020, marked the 50th anniversary of "John Lennon/Plastic Ono Band" and "Yoko Ono/Plastic Ono Band," John and Yoko's first studio solo albums,...

Brubeck Brothers Honor Dave Brubeck at Playboy Jazz Festival

Sons Honor Dad on Father's Day at Playboy Jazz Festival By Stephen K. Peeples Anchored by two of the late Dave Brubeck’s four sons, the Brubeck...
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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 time to help celebrate what would have been rock music...
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Lewisohn Beatles Bio Vol. 1 Done; Due Oct. 2013

In our extensive August 2011 Skype interview, as he was heading down the home stretch writing the first volumes of what's expected to be...
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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 finds first-generation readers UPDATED 8/4/15 with news about Jason Fine and Peter Travers By...

Al Stewart: ‘Modern Times’ – Liner Notes, 1992 Reissue

The following is the set of liner notes written by Stephen K. Peeples in 1992 for Rhino Entertainment's CD reissue of Modern Times, the...

Grateful Dead-Jefferson Starship at Lindley Meadows, 9/28/75

A very slightly edited version of a feature concert review of The Grateful Dead and Jefferson Starship that was first published in Cash Box...
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Quebe Sisters Cowboy Festival 2012 Spotlight Q&A

The Quebe Sisters Band from Fort Worth, Texas, headlined the Santa Clarita Cowboy Festival at Renaud and Andre Veluzat's world-famous Melody Ranch Motion Picture...
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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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