July 23, 2004 |
It had been years since Glen Campbell made news, yet all it took to wrangle the singer back into the limelight was a mug shot -- albeit a startlingly unflattering one.
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.
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.
November 26, 2003 |
Country singer Glen Campbell, whose hits include "Rhinestone Cowboy," allegedly struck a car while driving drunk and left the scene, then later kneed a police officer while demanding to see the police chief, authorities in Phoenix said Tuesday. He was freed early Tuesday on $2,000 bail on charges of extreme drunken driving and hit and run. He also was arrested on suspicion of assaulting a police officer during the booking procedures.
August 17, 2008 |
GLEN CAMPBELL singing the music of Green Day and the Velvet Underground may not top the list of Great Moments in Pop Weirdness -- that'd go to Pat Boone's heavy metal phase a decade ago when he got hip to Metallica and Alice Cooper. But it's close. “Meet Glen Campbell,” arriving Tuesday, also lets the veteran singer and guitarist apply his signature soaring tenor and deeply twanging electric guitar to U2's "All I Want is You," the Replacements' "Sadly, Beautiful" and a pair of Tom Petty songs.
August 7, 2012 |
Various artists "122 BPM: The Birth of House Music" Still Records Three Stars Like many micro-genres that become movements, the descriptor of "house music" has lost a lot of its meaning. Today, kids at raves take it to mean almost any kind of four-on-the-floor dance tune built with synthesized instruments. But the now-omnipresent genre came from a specific time, place and culture, and the lovingly assembled "122 BPM: The Birth of House Music" should help clear the air. Over three CDs, this compilation and album-length mixtape from Still Music's Jerome Derradji tells of the invention of a new dance music template -- one forged in the Chicago black middle class by kids influenced by the '80s New Wave movement.