News and Reviews

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


Chris Hillman ‘Time Between’ Autobiography Q&A, Pt. 1

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman spoke about his celebrated autobiography, "Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond,”...

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...
Eagles: Their Greatest Hits, with cover art by Boyd Elder.

Boyd Elder Skull Art Featured on Eagles’ Best-Selling Album in U.S. History

Texas artlaw Boyd Elder's eagle skull art for Eagles' best-selling 'Their Greatest Hits' album is owned by 38 million US music fans who don't know his name.
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Phantom Blues Band Toplines 2017 Ventura County Blues Fest

The 12th Annual Ventura County Blues Festival, headlined by the Grammy-winning Phantom Blues Band, throws down at Studio Channel Islands in Camarillo, California, on Saturday, April...
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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...

Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses ‘Blow’ Hard on Second Album

Party Band Updates Classic  Jump-Swing Style with New Originals on Second Album, an Out-of-the-Box Jazz Hit On "Blow," Louis Prima Jr. and The Witnesses'...

Prima Jr. & Band pack stage, blow lid off the Malibu Inn

Visit the Peeples Place at KHTS front page. Capping a series of TV and live dates in the L.A. area, Las Vegas-based jump-swing party band...

‘El Twanguero’ Diego Garcia Q&A with Stephen K. Peeples

URL SlDouble Latin Grammy-winning guitarist/vocalist/composer "El Twanguero" (Diego Garcia) spoke about his latest album, "Carreteras Secundarias Vol. II" ("Backroads Vol. II") with Grammy-nominated producer...
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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...

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,...