News and Reviews

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

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Music Photographer Henry Diltz: A Lifetime of Painted & ‘Unpainted Faces’

In October 2011, renowned music photographer and 2020 International Photography Hall of Fame Lifetime Achievement honoree Henry Diltz and his partners at the Morrison...
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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...

Herb Pedersen Q&A on Earl Scruggs, 03-31-12

Folk-country-rock-bluegrass-Americana legend Herb Pedersen (Vern & Ray, The Dillards, Desert Rose Band, Loafer's Glory) spoke with this reporter for a few minutes on Saturday,...
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Mick Jagger Moves Like Mick Jagger, Even After Heart Surgery

Early to rise: Rolling Stones lead singer Mick Jagger posted a little clip of his post-heart surgery workout early the morning of May 15,...
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First Rod Bennett Scholarships Go to Saugus High Seniors

Bennett Scholarships update: Saugus High School graduating seniors James Klipfel and Diego Rumer (pictured at left) received the first two Rod Bennett Memorial Scholarship Trust Fund awards at...
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Klaatu Interview with Stephen K. Peeples – May 1980

Editor's note: This transcript of a May 1980 Klaatu interview with music journalist and Capitol Records Editorial Manager Stephen K. Peeples was first posted...
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‘Beatles 1+’ Giles Martin, Michael Lindsay-Hogg Q&A at Grammy Museum

"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...
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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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Guitarist Jim Hagen Grooves with Rod Bennett’s Vibes on ‘Jazzical’

For veteran contemporary jazz guitarist Jim Hagen, "Jazzical" is more than the follow-up to his critically acclaimed 2012 eponymous debut. "Jazzical" is also a sublime...
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Rod Bennett Tribute – Hagen Jazz Leader Jim Hagen

Bennett and Hagen Were Musical Collaborators for More Than a Decade By Stephen K. Peeples Santa Clarita jazz vibes and percussion ace Rod Bennett, who died...
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