Author Archives: Randi Scott

TOM PETTY: Here’s Looking for You, Kid

He was one of the top Google searches in a number of categories this past year. Google has released its annual lists of top searches for 2017, and the late Tom Petty is near the top of a number of them. Petty was the third most looked-at in both the U.S. and Los Angeles, behind only Hurricane Irma and Matt ... Read More »

Beatles ~ Happy Christmas!

 Fab Four releases a holiday collection on vinyl today! The Beatles join in the Christmas festivities today (Friday) with the release of The Christmas Records. This deluxe vinyl box set contains all the Christmas messages they sent on flexi-discs to members of their fan club between 1963 and 1969. The seven audio messages are pressed on variously colored 7-inch singles, ... Read More »

Salma Hayek ~ Harvey Weinstein experience ,,,

NOTE: This article contains disturbing and sexually explicit language. Please read at your own discretion. Respected actor Salma Hayek penned a harrowing, heartbreaking op-ed for the New York Times on Wednesday, detailing how her career has been impacted by disgraced movie producer Harvey Weinstein. She writes that Weinstein was omnipresent in her acting career from the start, and says it ... Read More »

TIME’s 2017 Person of the Year.

TIME magazine has chosen “The Silence Breakers,” the victims of sexual harassment who courageously came forward and launched the #MeToo movement, as its 2017 Person of the Year. The magazine’s editor-in-chief Edward Felsenthal made the announcement this morning on the Today show and revealed the magazine’s cover which features a group of women including Ashley Judd and Taylor Swift. Felsenthal said, “The idea ... Read More »

In the spirit of the season, Heartbreaker Mike Campbell…

In the spirit of the season, Mike Campbell and Benmont Tench of The Heartbreakers have posted notes on the band’s website thanking their fans for all their support following Tom Petty‘s death on October 2nd. Campbell writes: “Your condolences have been a lifesaver for me. This has been so surprising and devastating for me and the band, as I know it has been for ... Read More »

Alice Cooper’s Christmas Pudding….

Alice Cooper’s annual Christmas Pudding benefit show will be held on December 9th in Phoenix. He will be joined by Slash, Rob Halford, Ace Frehley, Edgar Winter and Dave Ellefson of Megadeth. Proceeds benefit Cooper’s Solid Rock Teen Center. Read More »

Bon Jovi Dominate Rock Hall Votes…

This is the final full week for fans to vote for this year’s Rock and Roll Hall of Fame nominees. Currently, Bon Jovi remains the overall vote-getter, closing in on a million votes. The Moody Blues are second with 800,000 in their sights, followed by Dire Straits, The Cars and Judas Priest in the Top 5. Here’s how the voting looks as of ... Read More »

Don Felder ~ Bon Jovi Rock Hall Votes….

Bon Jovi continues to lead the fan voting for election to the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame with close to 840,000 votes. And the band has support from someone already in the Rock Hall. Don Felder, who was inducted with the Eagles in 1998, says, “Please cast your vote for Bon Jovi, who, in my opinion, should have been inducted ... Read More »

The Eagles ~ Hotel California!

The Eagles reissue Hotel California in multiple formats on Friday. Though it’s called a 40th anniversary edition, it’s actually closer to 41. Don Henley tells Rolling Stone, “We’re a year late, technically speaking. The album came out in December 1976. But it didn’t really make an impact on the radio until February of ’77.” The original album has been remastered and will be available in ... Read More »

Record Store Day! Friday…

On Friday, the people behind Record Store Day will celebrate Black Friday in independent record shops across the country. Among the special releases available that day: The London Chuck Berry Sessions, from 1972, is being reissued on vinyl. It contains the full live rendition of “My Ding-a-Ling,” which was edited down to become his only number-one single. Blue Oyster Cult’s Rarities Volume 1 ... Read More »