Classic Rolling Stones Tour Landmarks (Photo Essay)

Classic Rolling Stones Tour Landmarks (Photo Essay)

I am standing in a blacktop lot on the grounds of the National Orange Show Events Center in San Bernardino, California. It’s a clear, warm November day; about 95 degrees. There are agricultural halls on the wide-open property, along with some 1950s-era exhibit buildings. In the pavement, scarred seams trace a large structure that once […]

Let’s Spend the Night Together: (In)Famous Rock ‘n Roll Hotel Rooms

Rock ‘n roll and hotel rooms will always be intertwined. From the most exclusive and opulent to the seediest and most sinister, these are the spaces where the spirits of music truly cavort. We all know about the famed “Riot House” on the Sunset Strip, the Edgewater Inn in Seattle were bands could fish out […]

All Aboard the Train: Ten Great Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young Landmarks

Carry on. For years, the monstrously popular quartet of Crosby, Stills, Nash and Young (sometimes varying as a trio and duo in assorted combinations) has remained active in charitable causes while at the same time creating the soundtrack for many lives. Recently I spoke with David Crosby, Stephen Stills and Graham Nash at a benefit […]

Ten Places the Eagles Took Flight

The Eagles may have come to define the soft Southern California sound in the 1970s, but that doesn’t mean that they didn’t explore dark themes and complex emotional experiences with their music. Sure, it’s easy to imagine cranking Peaceful Easy Feeling and Take it Easy cruising out in the desert with the top down. But […]