Concert Review: David Crosby

Concert Review: David Crosby

We got back in town the other night in time to see David Crosby And Friends at The Sheldon, adding another check mark to our Rockers Over 70 Bucket List. The last time we saw Crosby he had just emerged from prison and rehab and was back on the road with Graham Nash...
Movie Review: “Session Men”

Movie Review: “Session Men”

I have written enthusiastically about music documentaries like “The Wrecking Crew,” “Standing In The Shadows Of Motown,” and “20 Feet From Stardom,” which told the stories of the people whose names you didn’t know while they...
Best Thing I Have Heard Today: Linda Ronstadt

Best Thing I Have Heard Today: Linda Ronstadt

In 1980, after years of playing her songs on the radio, I went to see Linda Ronstadt in concert when she toured to support her album “Mad Love.” Afterwards, I was talking with my father about her, as well as Pat Benatar (who I had seen a few months...
Picture Of The Day: Dick Dale

Picture Of The Day: Dick Dale

Dick Dale, the king of surf guitar, has died at 81. You probably know his 1962 song “Misirlou,” which Quentin Tarantino used to great effect in the opening of “Pulp Fiction” in 1994. That made the song a hit all over again, and led to Dale...
Not Just Any Drummer

Not Just Any Drummer

One of the greatest drummers of all time died this weekend at age 90. His name was Hal Blaine, and even if that doesn’t ring a bell, you certainly know some of the 35,000 songs he played on — including 50 number one hits and over 150 top ten hits, some of...
Pop Goes The King

Pop Goes The King

I have set the DVR for — but haven’t yet seen — “Leaving Neverland,” the four-hour documentary HBO will air tonight and tomorrow about two men who say Michael Jackson abused them when they were boys. Jackson’s estate sued to try to prevent the film from being shown,...