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PETE INTERVIEWS JOE SATRIANI!

Photo Credit – commons.wikimedia.org Joe Satriani is in town with John Petrucci & Def Leppard’s Phil Collen for the G3 tour Thursday night in the Ikeda Theater at the Mesa Arts Center!  Don’t miss this night of incredible guitar pyro-techniques! Tickets available at the door or right here!!  http://kslx.com/calendar/event-details-2/?event=121803 Here’s my interview with Joe from earlier today!  See you at the ... Read More »

Hi Hi Hi ! Your 1@1… ;)

On November 30th 1972, Paul McCartney’s new band, ‘Wings’, released the single “Hi, Hi, Hi” and it was banned from the BBC for its unsuitable lyrics. In addition, “Hi, Hi, Hi” was banned by numerous radio stations in the states. The title was perceived as advocacy for drug use and the song lyrics were deemed too sexually charged (many misheard ... Read More »

JOURNEY, DEF LEPPARD: Tour Cominatcha!

Expect a Journey-Def Leppard tour announcement as early as this week. Despite a recent denial by Leppard drummer Rick Allen that the tour has been finalized, at least two members of Journey seem to indicate otherwise. In an Instagram post announcing that he’d be guesting at last night’s (Sunday’s) G3 concert at the Fox Theater in Oakland, Neal Schon wrote “Journey ... Read More »

Brian Wilson is now officially an A student!

The creator of the ’60s classic “Be True to Your School” recently returned to his alma mater, Southern California’s Hawthorne High School, where believe it or not, he once failed a music course! He tweets that teacher Fred Morgan originally gave him an F for an original composition. That tune became “Surfin’,” the first Beach Boys single. Decades later, Morgan ... Read More »

BEATLES: India Anniversary Approaching…

As we approach the 50th anniversary of The Beatles‘ visit to India, there’s an effort to restore the ashram where they studied under the Maharishi Mahesh Yogi — and wrote classic White Album songs such as “Back in the U.S.S.R.” and “Dear Prudence.” The New York Times reports that the enclave near the Ganges River fell into disrepair — especially after ... Read More »

Local Musician Robin Wilson of the Gin Blosssoms….

Time and Time Again, the tribute concert for the late Smithereens singer Pat DiNizio, is now streaming at the Count Basie Theatre website. The show Saturday night featured Steve Van Zandt, Robin Wilson of Gin Blossoms, Dave Davies of The Kinks and Marshall Crenshaw singing DiNizio’s songs with The Smithereens. Read More »