August 28, 2011 |
At Glen Campbell's house in Malibu, a large framed painting of the great Gypsy jazz guitarist Django Reinhardt hangs over a baby grand piano in the living room. Campbell is proud of the portrait of the musician who quite possibly is Campbell's biggest hero on the instrument with which both men came to fame, happily showing it off to a visitor on an overcast morning recently. "I was walking down the street -- not this one...," he says, prompting his wife, Kim, to remind him: "Rodeo Drive.
March 19, 2010 |
Jakob Dylan called in some impressive collaborators to help with his new "Women and Country" album that's coming out next month, at the top of the list being producer extraordinaire T Bone Burnett and singer-songwriter Neko Case, the latter of whom serves as his vocal foil on several of the songs. But it's entirely possible the whole project never would have existed if not for Glen Campbell. The Campbell connection came up earlier this year when Dylan went to visit Burnett, a longtime Dylan family friend, at work in the studio with another artist.
April 10, 1999 |
Glen Campbell is no stranger to success. The pop-country singer-guitarist has sold over 40 million records, landed 27 singles in the Top 10 and played with the likes of Frank Sinatra, the Beach Boys, Elvis Presley, Merle Haggard and Nat King Cole. He also had his own popular TV variety show--"The Glen Campbell Goodtime Hour" (1969-1971)--and acted alongside his idol, John Wayne, in the 1969 western "True Grit." But there's more to his story than the good times.
July 5, 2012 |
Hosting the Independent Spirit Awards in February, comedian Seth Rogen took a swipe at both pop singer Chris Brown and the Grammys, passing it off as biting social commentary. “At the Grammys,” he quipped, “you can literally beat the … out of a nominee and be asked to perform twice.” Admittedly, Brown has made himself an easy target: In February 2009, he assaulted then-girlfriend Rihanna the day of the Grammys show, at which he was supposed to perform and she was a nominee, leaving her bloodied and bruised.
June 14, 2013 |
Before becoming a widely lauded songwriter, Jimmy Webb was just another aspiring musician living in a dingy Los Angeles apartment. The Oklahoma transplant would wander from his low-rent flat in Silver Lake to a place that would inspire one of his most indelible hits, MacArthur Park. There, between Wilshire and 7th, he'd wait for his girlfriend to get off work from her job nearby. "I used to eat lunch in the park," said Webb, 66. "It was a place you could be away from the dreariness of a really bottom-scale apartment.
September 12, 2013 |
After returning to "MacArthur Park" earlier this year, Jimmy Webb returns to record stores with a new album featuring some high-profile duets. Many of these songs have become part of the fabric of popular music of the late 20th century through the original versions by artists such as Richard Harris (“MacArthur Park”), Joe Cocker (“The Moon's a Harsh Mistress”), Linda Ronstadt (“Adios,” “Shattered”) and Glen Campbell (“Where's the Playground, Susie,” “Honey Come Back”)
November 27, 2003 |
Glen Campbell blamed his drunken-driving arrest this week on the accidental mixing of alcohol and a prescription anti-anxiety drug. "I'm taking Lexapro and you can't have alcohol with it, and I did. I forgot. That's just it in a nutshell really," the country music star told the East Valley Tribune on Tuesday, the day after his arrest in Phoenix. Campbell, 67, said he's been taking the medication to treat anxiety for the past seven or eight months.
June 17, 2004 |
Singer Glen Campbell was sentenced to 10 days in jail this week for drunken driving and leaving the scene of an accident, Arizona court officials said. Campbell, 68, will be allowed out each day for 12 hours on work furlough. He also was placed on two years' probation and must do 75 hours of community service under the sentence, which begins July 1.
February 21, 1997 |
** 1/2 GLEN CAMPBELL "The Glen Campbell Collection (1962-1989)" Razor & Tie It's not unreasonable to think of Glen Campbell as the country equivalent of the folk-minded Kingston Trio--someone who injected pop accessibility into a traditional, mostly rural form in ways that made the music appealing to millions of mainstream fans.