All posts by Chris LeDrew
The Real Reason for Robert Plant’s Tears During “Stairway to Heaven”
On December 2, 2012, the surviving members of Led Zeppelin were among the artists celebrated at the 35th annual Kennedy Centre Honors in Washington, D.C. Among the musicians chosen to pay tribute to Led Zeppelin’s enduring musical...
- Posted June 24, 2013
Artists on Social Networking Sites: You’re Doing it Wrong
Now that social networking is basically synonymous with human interaction in virtually all corners of the globe, it is obviously a popular place for those in the entertainment business to sell their wares to the public free...
- Posted June 20, 2013
How the Boss Handles His Fans
We all know how fans can be a pain in the ass to a celebrity. The celeb walks out of a hotel lobby only to be mobbed by freaks with the same old questions and autograph requests,...
- Posted June 19, 2013
How Nike Sparked the Sellout “Revolution”
In 1987 Nike licensed the Beatles song “Revolution” for one of its television ads. The cost to Nike was $500,000, to be split between the two companies who controlled the rights to the song: Capitol EMI and...
- Posted June 18, 2013
One-on-One With Former Eagles Guitarist Don Felder (Part 2)
(This is Part 2 of my interview with legendary guitarist Don Felder. Click HERE for introduction and Part 1!) Chris: I’d like to switch over to Road to Forever, if you don’t mind. I read your book when it came out...
- Posted June 17, 2013
Joni Mitchell’s Skewed Perception of Bob Dylan
“All I can do is be me, whoever that is.” (Bob Dylan) Joni Mitchell is the only confessional singer/songwriter besides Jackson Browne who can break through my protective barrier of musical cynicism and make me well up from...
- Posted June 14, 2013
Documentary/Soundtrack Review – Big Star: Nothing Can Hurt Me
If you’ve never heard of 1970s American rock group Big Star, do not feel left out; hardly anyone else has either. They are the epitome of a “you probably haven’t heard of them” band. Unless, of course,...
- Posted June 12, 2013
One-on-One With Ex-Eagles Guitarist Don Felder (Part 1)
Nothing inspires an artist quite like the dissolution of a relationship. The process of grieving is often like mourning a death, in that a person who was once an integral part of your life is no longer...
- Posted June 10, 2013
One-on-One with Great Big Sea’s Alan Doyle (Part 2)
Here is Part 2 of my lively, informative conversation with Canadian singer/songwriter and Great Big Sea frontman Alan Doyle, in which we talk about psychotic travel itineraries, conversations with people in the Sobey’s lineup, and the merits...
- Posted June 7, 2013
One-on-One with The Waterboys’ Mike Scott
In 1923, the committee for the Nobel Prize in Literature described recipient Irish poet William Butler Yeats as a writer of “inspired poetry, which in a highly artistic form gives expression to the spirit of a whole...
- Posted June 6, 2013