Posts From Mark Brown

‘Hotel California’ Producer on the Making of the LP

They had one song prepared when they entered the studio. By the time they finished the album nine months later, they’d created a masterpiece. Our exclusive talk with Bill Szymczyk

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Prince Insiders Talk About His 1987 Masterpiece, ‘Sign O’ the Times’: Exclusive

“A lot of musicians end up doing the same song over and over. This sounds like nothing he’d ever done before,” his archivist says. “It is staggering”

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How Nils Lofgren ‘Weathered’ the Pandemic: Interview

“I like the idea of a bunch of old guys getting out and knocking it out of the park,” says the veteran singer/guitarist–and he does so on his recent album

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Neil Young’s 1975 ‘Homegrown’ LP is Finally Released: Review

Overall, ‘Homegrown’ lives up to its legendary status; it’s a classic Neil Young album, because in 1975 he was classic Neil Young.

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Michael Szymczyk Recruits Walsh (x2), Vitale and Passarelli

The musician son of legendary producer Bill Szymczyk is joined on his new LP by Joe Walsh and former members of Barnstorm on a cover of a song from their ’72 debut

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Bob Seger Final Tour: Live Review

Seger and the Silver Bullet Band took a ride through songs that have influenced pop culture for decades and show no sign of letting up.

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Little Steven Interview: Going Back to School

“I sincerely believe now it’s important to teach kids how to think instead of what to think,” Van Zandt says. “The arts is connecting the dots.”

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Steely Dan, Elvis Costello Shine in the Rain: 2015

A downpour & mists didn’t dampen spirits at the Red Rocks tour debut of Steely Dan & Elvis Costello. And the unusual bill works well, says our reviewer, with both acts delivering superb sets to delight the crowd

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Graham Nash After CSN: ‘Just Following My Heart’

In our wide-ranging interview he talks about his CSNY bandmates and curating their history, his strong new solo LP and surprise… the election. “I’m just looking forward to tomorrow…”

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Eagles to Tour in 2018, Says Manager: Exclusive

The band’s longtime manager, Irving Azoff, has told BestClassicBands.com that “live dates are planned [but] any studio recordings are unlikely. Our interview…

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