Rock Hall snubs Link Wray, inducts Cat Stevens. Let the slagging begin

By Steve Newton The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has done it again, proving once more that it has its head so far up its ass that it isn't even funny. I'm sure as hell not laughing. Today the Rock Hall named it inductees for the class of 2014 and, unbelievably, pioneering guitar legend … Continue reading Rock Hall snubs Link Wray, inducts Cat Stevens. Let the slagging begin

“Thank You For Being a Friend” singer-songwriter Andrew Gold dies at 59

ORIGINALLY POSTED ON STRAIGHT.COM, JUNE 7, 2011 L.A. singer-songwriter and multi-instrumentalist Andrew Gold, whose hits in the '70s included "Lonely Boy" and "Thank You For Being a Friend", died in his sleep of an apparent heart attack on Friday (June 3), exactly two months before his 60th birthday. Gold's career highlights included performing with the … Continue reading “Thank You For Being a Friend” singer-songwriter Andrew Gold dies at 59

Nicolette Larson talks good friend Neil Young, current roommate Linda Ronstadt, and favourite songwriter Lowell George

  ORIGINALLY PUBLISHED IN THE GEORGIA STRAIGHT, MARCH 4, 1983 By Steve Newton When Nicolette Larson released her first album, Nicolette, in 1978, she proved right from the start that her talents as an interpretive singer were vast and capable of taking her through many musical styles. On that album alone she wove a dreamy … Continue reading Nicolette Larson talks good friend Neil Young, current roommate Linda Ronstadt, and favourite songwriter Lowell George