News and Reviews

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

Spotlight Q&A with Domino Bobby Whitlock, Pt. 1: Intro & Stax

Celebrating the 50th anniversary of Derek & The Dominos' "Layla and Other Assorted Love Songs" sessions at Criteria Studios in North Miami August 26-October...

Country-Rock Pioneers Poco, Rusty Young at Canyon Club Nov. 10

Pioneering country-rock band Poco, led now by co-founder Rusty Young, is on the road celebrating its 50th anniversary and Young's new solo album, "Waitin'...
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Grammy Legend Al Schmitt Previews Bob Dylan’s ‘Shadows in the Night’

“My wife thinks it’s a sexy record,” says Al Schmitt, who recorded and engineered the Dylan sessions at Capitol Studios in fall 2014 By...
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Willie Nelson, Lone Star Jerry Retzloff & The Texas Music Conspiracy

Former Lone Star Brewing Co. district sales manager Jerry Retzloff flashed back half a lifetime to Austin and the Texas music scene in the...
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Ronstadt, Wexler on Unreleased 1981 Album ‘Keeping Out of Mischief’

The well-received September 2019 theatrically released film documentary "Linda Ronstadt: The Sound of My Voice" altogether skipped "Keeping Out of Mischief," the unreleased album...
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Willie Nelson & Family Rolling to Santa Clarita

American Music Icon Adds Santa Clarita Valley Stop to 2014 Tour April 5 Willie Nelson & Family make their first-ever Santa Clarita Valley appearance when...
Bob Dylan Never Ending Tour 2016 with Mavis Staples

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 K. Peeples UPDATED to include more information...
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Beatles 2016 – 50-Year Flashback to Beatles 1966

Fans and Critics Celebrate 'Revolver,' Lennon's Jesus Flap, and More than 50 Years of Beatlemania By Stephen K. Peeples   It may be half a century since...
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Roger McGuinn Interview w/ Stephen K. Peeples, 4-2-99

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...
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Beatles’ Ed Sullivan Debut Rocked Sis and Me

An Appreciation by a Pair of First-Generation Fans who Saw the Fab Four’s ‘Ed Sullivan Show’ Debut and Birth of U.S. Beatlemania on Feb....
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