Author Archives: Randi Scott

Randi Chats with Tesla’s Jeff Keith!

Jeff Keith shares inspiration on music, love and life with Randi Scott as TESLA returns to the road in support of their soon-to-be released live album, Five Man London Jam. Recorded at the legendary Abbey Road Studios, it‘s obvious TESLA is still roaring and soaring. Over the course of their thirty plus year career, the critically acclaimed iconic Sacramento melodic hard ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: Stones Audio

Let’s Take a Glimpse at “Paint It Black” “It was a very pleasant period, because Brian, as much as he was going away from the guitar and the ramifications of what that meant in his life, would do incredible things. Like he’d say, ‘Oh, I want this,’ and he’d disappear for 18 or 24 hours, and he’d come back having ... Read More »

Doobie Brothers “Song of the Year”…

Former Doobie Brothers singer and keyboardist Michael McDonald tells us that “What a Fool Believes” was “nothing more than a piano riff for the first year of its life.” He recalls how the events unfolded to get it from there to a completed song. Listen here…. Michael McDonald discusses “What a Fool Believes”… Tie-In: On February 27th, 1980, The Doobie Brothers’ ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report: Styx Audio…

JY shares plans for shows…. Styx have announced tour dates into October, but instead of their usual summer run in amphitheaters, their guitarist James “JY” Young tells us they’re keeping it inside. Styx guitarist James Young shares show scoop… “Our manager I think is a very wise man. I mean he said you play the amphitheater circuit too many years ... Read More »

Don Henley Chats About Tour with Randi…

Following a three-night test run in Las Vegas last fall, the Eagles will start their Hotel California tour tonight with the first of three shows at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta. Don Henley says the show is divided into two sets with all of Hotel California played first. Then, after a 20-minute break, they’ll do a two-hour set of ... Read More »

Randi Scott Interviews Don Henley….

Hotel California has sold more than 26-million copies in the U.S. It was number-one on the Billboard album chart for eight weeks and produced three hit singles …It was nominated for five Grammy Awards and won two – Record of the Year for “Hotel California” and Best Arrangement for Vocals for “New Kid in Town.” As they did in Vegas, the ... Read More »

Randi’s Rock Report…

John Fogerty remembered Tom Petty on the first anniversary of his death today (Tuesday) saying, “He was truly as good as it gets. The pain we feel from his loss is indescribable, but lucky for us the music will love on forever!” The season premiere of 60 Minutes Sunday featuring an interview with Paul McCartney was the third most-watched program of the ... Read More »

HBD Lindsey Buckingham!

 “The Chain,” off Rumours, is the only song on which every member of Fleetwood Mac’s most popular lineup was given a songwriting credit. Former member Lindsey Buckingham shares his thoughts on it. “The only thing I remember about that is we had a great take of that in Sausalito when we were recording it, and one of those little 3M machines ... Read More »

FOREIGNER: Know What Love Is

Foreigner have been supporters of Shriners Hospitals for Children for 10 years and have raised $300,000 from CD sales at their shows. Last week, guitarist Mick Jones and singer Kelly Hansen were in Tampa where they met with Shriners patients at the hospital there to re-record “I Want to Know What Love Is” for a special video. Jones says the ... Read More »