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Remembering Musicians Who Died in 2014

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A tribute to the famous and not-so-famous musicians who passed away last year

The following is a list of some of the notable musicians who passed away in 2014, including a few who performed in the Santa Barbara area in recent years. Some are well-known, many are not, but all are worthy of our respect. R.I.P. — Rock In Peace.

Remembering Musicians Who Died in 2013

The following is a list of some of the notable musicians who passed away in 2013, including a few who performed in the Santa Barbara area in recent years. Some are well-known, many are not, but all are worthy of our respect. R.I.P. — Rock In Peace.

Vijay Iyer’s Free Piano

Well, it turns out that Rachmaninoff wasn’t the only prominent musician to have played the piano. The owner that was giving it away for free was Vijay Iyer.

Remembering Musicians Who Died in 2012


The following is a list of some of the notable musicians who passed away in 2012, including a few who performed in the Santa Barbara area in recent years. Some are well-known, many are not, but all are worthy of our respect. R.I.P. — Rock In Peace.

Remembering Musicians Who Died in 2011

A list of some of the notable musicians who passed away in 2011, including a few who performed in the Santa Barbara area in recent years. Some are well-known, many are not, but all are worthy of our respect. R.I.P. — Rock In Peace.

Will your song be a hit?

Will your song be a hit? This flowchart provides the answer!

Steve Earle on Townes Van Zandt


Steve Earle on Townes Van Zandt, as told at the Troubadour, Los Angeles, CA, October 11, 2009

Article: Jeff Barry and the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame


Article about Jeff Barry being honored by the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame.

Camper Van Beethoven story

Introduction to Camper Van Beethoven’s “The Long Plastic Hallway”

As told by David Lowery, September 10, 2009, El Rey Theatre, Los Angeles, California

You’ve got email, from Dick Dale


I emailed Dick Dale the link to my review of his concert at the Ventrua Majestic Theater on 6/14/09. Here is his response, by email: