Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)

Roger McGuinn, Chris Hillman and Mike Campbell on 50 Years of the Byrds’ ‘Sweetheart of the Rodeo’ (The Interview)

“I don’t think it sold many copies, but there was no pressure to go in a certain direction, and Columbia just let us do whatever we wanted,” The Byrds’ Roger McGuinn told me in 2016 of his former band’s legendary album, Sweetheart of the Rodeo. Now considered a crucial moment in the birth of country-rock […]

Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

Chris Hillman Steps Out Front with ‘Bidin’ My Time’

The former Byrd and Burrito Brother delivers an instant classic, with help from his famous friends “Well, we got it right,” Tom Petty told the L.A. Times’ Randy Lewis in the final interview with the legendary rocker, just days before his death on October 2, when Lewis congratulated him on the success of the album he’d […]

New Music Friday: Chris Hillman Revisits the Byrds with the Warm, Familiar New Album ‘Bidin’ My Time’ – Produced by Tom Petty

New Music Friday: Chris Hillman Revisits the Byrds with the Warm, Familiar New Album ‘Bidin’ My Time’ – Produced by Tom Petty

For a few months now, anticipation has been building regarding Bidin’ My Time, a new studio album from Chris Hillman of the Byrds. Produced by Tom Petty and featuring guest appearances from several of Hillman’s colleagues and friends (among them Roger McGuinn, David Crosby, Desert Rose Band alumni Herb Pedersen, John Jorgenson, Jay Dee Maness, Mike […]

Stream Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn’s ‘Here She Comes Again,’ From Hillman’s New ‘Bidin’ My Time’ Album

Stream Chris Hillman and Roger McGuinn’s ‘Here She Comes Again,’ From Hillman’s New ‘Bidin’ My Time’ Album

On September 21, Chris Hillman (of the Byrds fame) will return to the scene with a new solo album titled Bidin’ My Time. Produced by Tom Petty, this record comes with much anticipation, as it’s been a decade since Hillman released original material. What’s more, the album features a host of notable special guests, including: […]

Michael Nesmith on New Book ‘Infinite Tuesday,’ the Monkees and Being John Lennon’s Friend (The Interview)

Michael Nesmith on New Book ‘Infinite Tuesday,’ the Monkees and Being John Lennon’s Friend (The Interview)

Core member of the Monkees. Country-rock maverick. Music Video pioneer. Entrepreneur. Texas-born singer/songwriter/guitarist Michael Nesmith has worn many hats throughout his career, wool or otherwise. Infinite Tuesday, Nesmith’s new autobiography, unravels in its own typically idiosyncratic style, pivotal moments in his life unreeling like random snapshots in the artist’s head and imagination. A deep thinker, Nesmith lends […]

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’

Sneak Peek: Musicians Recall ‘The First Time I Heard Jimi Hendrix’

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame calls Jimi Hendrix “arguably the greatest instrumentalist in the history of rock music.” Though he died more than 45 years ago, Hendrix remains rock’s most influential guitarist. In recent months we’ve asked musicians to discuss the first time they heard Bob Dylan and Janis Joplin perform. Stay tuned as some […]

Riffin’ with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, ‘Serving the Song’ and Reunions (Q&A)

Riffin’ with the Croz: David Crosby on CSNY, the Byrds, ‘Serving the Song’ and Reunions (Q&A)

When I meet up with David Crosby during rehearsals for his fall tour supporting his new solo album Lighthouse, he almost can’t contain himself about the amazing reviews the album had been getting. “Have you read the Rolling Stone review?” he asks me, almost immediately after we say hello. “Woo! Uncut was a blazer, too, […]