Former Apple Records Exec Ken Mansfield Reflects on His Front Row Seat to the Beatles’ Final Years | Billboard

After the break-up heard ’round the world and the inevitable gossip that followed, Mansfield shifted his attention to other projects and took jobs at MGM and CBS Records, later becoming a prolific producer for acts ranging from Waylon Jennings to Willie Nelson. In his post-Beatles career, he was astute enough to know he was aContinue Reading

Lucinda Williams Shares Stories Behind ‘Car Wheels’ at Warm, Heartfelt NYC Tour Stop | Billboard

Touring behind the 20th anniversary of her country/roots rock masterpiece Car Wheels on a Gravel Road, Lucinda Williams played New York City’s Beacon Theater on Wednesday (Nov. 7). While seeing a seasoned road warrior like Williams at the intimate, plush Beacon Theater is always a delight, the show was particularly historic – never before has LucindaContinue Reading

Katy Perry, Pink, Max Martin, More to SiriusXM: ‘We Will Boycott’ – Variety

CREDIT: PICTUREMATT/REX/SHUTTERSTOCK In an unprecedented show of solidarity, some 150 artists and executives, including Paul McCartney, Don Henley, Carole King, Katy Perry, U2’s The Edge, Pink, Sia and hitmaker Max Martin, have signed a letter addressed to the board members of Liberty Media, corporate parent to SiriusXM. At issue: The satellite radio giant’s opposition to MusicContinue Reading

Extra: Elvis Costello Full Interview

A conversation with the iconic singer-songwriter, recorded for the Freakonomics Radio series “How to Be Creative.” Stephen DUBNER: If you would just say your name and what you do. However you’d like to describe that. Elvis COSTELLO: Hello, I’m Elvis Costello, and I am some kind of musician and a writer. DUBNER: So, let’s startContinue Reading