Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)

Linda Ronstadt on ‘Live in Hollywood’ and the Singers Whose Voices Have Made Her Cry (The Interview)

She wasn’t a songwriter per se, but Linda Ronstadt, blessed with one of music’s most extraordinary voices, shone as a masterful stylist and interpreter, expertly navigating her way through a rich and diverse songbook. Today, sadly, Linda can no longer sing, a result of the ravages of Parkinson’s disease. Through the recent release of her first […]

Turn Me On: Shannon Rae and 100 Proof

Turn Me On: Shannon Rae and 100 Proof

With the 2018 release of their second album, Lucky 13, and an increasingly prolific 2019 touring schedule, Shannon Rae and 100 Proof are reaching an ever-growing audience with their unique brand of country rock. At the heart of the band’s music and live set are a collection of thoroughly memorable original songs written by the […]

Linda Ronstadt Went on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ for an In-Depth Conversation About Her New Live Album and Living with Parkinson’s (Watch)

Linda Ronstadt Went on ‘CBS Sunday Morning’ for an In-Depth Conversation About Her New Live Album and Living with Parkinson’s (Watch)

Iconic singer Linda Ronstadt hasn’t done much in the public eye since her Parkinson’s diagnosis was announced in 2013, and that makes a lot of sense — such matters are deeply personal, after all. In the wake of the release of her new (and first-ever) live album Live in Hollywood on Friday, however, Ronstadt appeared […]

Out Now: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Live from Hollywood’ Album, Bringing Back an HBO Special from 1980 (Listen)

Out Now: Linda Ronstadt’s ‘Live from Hollywood’ Album, Bringing Back an HBO Special from 1980 (Listen)

Up until today, February 1, 2019, Linda Ronstadt had never released an official live album — but Live in Hollywood is now available. Pick it up on CD (here) or vinyl (here), and be transported back to a truly excellent performance from the legendary singer/cultural icon. The project was put together by Rhino Records and […]

Linda Ronstadt ‘Live in Hollywood’ Album Coming Out This Friday, 2/1 (Culled from 1980 HBO Special)

Linda Ronstadt ‘Live in Hollywood’ Album Coming Out This Friday, 2/1 (Culled from 1980 HBO Special)

Given the breadth and legacy of her legendary career, would it come as a surprise that Linda Ronstadt has not yet released an official live album? That will change on Friday, February 1, as Ronstadt will release Live in Hollywood, bringing together 12 recordings from her classic 1980 HBO live special recorded at Television Center […]

The Eagles, Glenn Frey & the Days of Youth: A Reflection

The Eagles, Glenn Frey & the Days of Youth: A Reflection

This piece originally appeared in 2016, shortly after the passing of Eagles legend Glenn Frey. Today, Frey would have turned 70 years old, so as a tribute we’ve re-run the piece.  My favorite band in the early 1970’s was the Raspberries. After their last album in 1974 and eventual breakup, I felt a musical void. […]

Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’

Martha Davis of the Motels on the Durability of the 1980s and Her New Album, ‘The Last Few Beautiful Days’

A cinematic quality surrounds several songs on The Last Few Beautiful Days, The Motels’ first new studio release in a decade. Its cover art displays a shuttered Troy, N.Y. movie theater built in 1914. Martha Davis says her compositions serve as time machines or travelling agents and are “supposed to transport you…When I was a […]

Behind the Curtain: David Lindley

Behind the Curtain: David Lindley

There’s an old saying about traveling to the beat of your own drummer. Taking the road less walked upon. Following your own muse. Making up your own rules. Writing your own code. We sometimes describe these individuals as unique or different; sometimes eccentric or even just fruitbat crazy. They come in all shapes and sizes […]

Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

Catching Up with Eagles and Poco Co-Founder Randy Meisner (Interview)

And now, an archival interview with Randy Meisner, conducted by Ken Sharp a few years ago… Working with the likes of Poco and Rick Nelson’s Stone Canyon Band, Randy Meisner found international fame as a founding member of Eagles. An immensely talented bass player and versatile singer/songwriter, Meisner delivered the band’s 1975 smash million seller, […]

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