Author: George Varga

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George Harrison offered some life-changing advice when a young Zakir Hussain told the former Beatle he wanted to become the world's first great rock drummer... [Read More]
Crosscurrents... [Read More]
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As a longtime member of Bruce Springsteen & The E Street Band, Little Steven has performed in packed stadiums and arenas on some of the... [Read More]
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The 2006 creation of Twitter was still 8 years away when the Spice Girls performed at San Diego's Coors (now Mattress Firm) Amphitheatre in 1998,... [Read More]
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Haley Reinhart is a child of the 1990s, but her heart is happily grounded in the music of the 1960s. Now 27, the Illinois-born... [Read More]
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"Wir haben viel Spass im Düsseldorf!" Mick Jagger declared. His uncharacteristically giddy comment — "We're having a lot of fun in Düsseldorf!" — came... [Read More]
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Judy Collins had an instant and deeply emotional response when Stephen Stills first played her an early version of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," the classic... [Read More]
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Five years after almost winning "American Idol," Jessica Sanchez cites the Bible for her decision to kneel after singing the national anthem at the Chargers/Raiders... [Read More]
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Little Steven estimates he's losing $15,000 a night on his current concert tour, "if it's sold out... I decided I'll have to invest," he says. [Read More]
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Talk about phoning it in. When Coldplay performs Sunday at Qualcomm Stadium, fans will not only be able to sing along, they can also provide... [Read More]
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This weekend's 36th annual Adams Avenue Street Fair will feature at least one guitar virtuoso (Larry Mitchell), two of San Diego's most durable and dynamic... [Read More]
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Imagine the tales guitarist and singer John Hammond could tell. Jimi Hendrix was one of his early fans. Hammond's late father, former Columbia Records' honcho... [Read More]
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Judy Collins had an instant and deeply emotional response when Stephen Stills first played her an early version of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," the classic... [Read More]
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Frank Zappa, who died in 1993, is poised for a 2018 concert tour — in hologram form — that could feature his son Dweezil and... [Read More]
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Mexican rock star Natalia Lafourcade has won Grammy and eight Latin Grammys. Her latest album is a heartfelt ode to decades-old folk music from across... [Read More]
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Mexican rock star Natalia Lafourcade has won Grammy and eight Latin Grammys. Her latest album is a heartfelt ode to decades-old folk music from across... [Read More]
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Hindsight being 20/20, it seems almost prophetic that U2's epic "The Joshua Tree" album topped Prince's "Sign O' The Times" to win Album of the... [Read More]
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Musicians in recovery who perform at KAABOO, Coachella and other major festivals can get confidential support at the MusiCares Safe Harbor Room. [Read More]
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Judy Collins had an instant and deeply emotional response when Stephen Stills first played her an early version of "Suite: Judy Blue Eyes," the classic... [Read More]
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