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Music Connection

Music Connection

Music Connection is a US-based monthly music-trade magazine, published in the Los Angeles area since 1977, with an online presence since 1997.

Squeeze: The Squeeze Story

Retrospective and Interview by Bud Scoppa, Music Connection, January 1988

WHEN A&M LONDON picked up Squeeze in 1977, after landing and subsequently letting go of the Sex Pistols, the band was considered to be one ...

Bernie Taupin, Elton John: Bernie Taupin: Elton's Write Hand Man

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, August 1989

IT IS THE summer of 1989, six months of phone calls and patience have finally paid off. Bernie Taupin, the man who has been placing ...

Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers: Universal Amphitheater, Los Angeles

Live Review by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, August 1989

WHAT CAN be said about Tom Petty and his crack band the Heartbreakers that hasn't already been said? They are quite simply the tightest and ...

Elton John: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles

Live Review by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, September 1989

LIKE THE title of last year's album suggested, Reg is back. ...

Eric Clapton: Great Western Forum, Los Angeles

Live Review by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, April 1990

OKAY, SO Eric Clapton isn't God. But try to convince the millions of six-stringers around the world who have tried and are still trying to ...

J.J. Cale: Henry Fonda Theatre, Hollywood

Live Review by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, May 1990

MENTION THE name of J.J. Cale to any blues/rock guitarist and you'll be greeted with a knowing grin and a nod of appreciation. Cale remains ...

Ken Scott

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, July 1990

FOR OVER 25 years, English-born Ken Scott has been in recording studios working with the legends of rock. Throughout the Sixties and Seventies, Scott was ...

The Doors: When The Movie's Over

Report by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, March 1991

Did you have a good world when you died?Enough to base a movie on?– Jim Morrison ...

Pat Benatar: A Former Heartbreaker Finds True Love

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, May 1991

BETWEEN 1979 and 1988, Pat Benatar was rock's reigning queen, releasing six platinum and three gold records. during this nine-year span, the fiery vocalist cracked ...

Nicky Hopkins

Profile and Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, August 1991

PROBABLY THE most underrated and yet most talented musicians are those who carry with them the less-than-heralded title of "session player." While some transformed themselves ...

Divinyls: The Divinyls: Palladium, Hollywood

Live Review by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, August 1991

THE PALLADIUM was the perfect Southland venue for this Australian outfit whose recent self-titled album has become their biggest American hit. ...

Genesis

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, January 1992

WITH THE band's last studio album, Invisible Touch, Genesis became the first rock band in U.S. chart history to send five consecutive singles into the ...

Harry Nilsson

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, August 1993

2010 note: Harry Nilsson succumbed to heart failure and died on January 15, 1994, less than six months after this interview took place. ...

Ronnie James Dio: The Return of Ronnie James Dio

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, March 1994

CUTTING HIS professional teeth with the mildly successful early Seventies band Elf, the 45-year-old Ronnie James Dio (Ronald Padavona) first rose to fame with former ...

Fleetwood Mac, Stevie Nicks: Stevie Nicks

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, July 1994

SINCE SHE FIRST EXPLODED ON THE ROCK SCENE IN 1975 AS THE SEDUCTIVE FOCAL POINT OF FLEETWOOD MAC, STEVIE NICKS HAS BEEN AS MUCH AN ...

Bob Seger: Turning The Page

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, September 1994

A new greatest hits collection, featuring many, but not all, your Seger favorites, should make it ten platinum albums in a row for the blue-collar ...

David Bowie: Man Of A Thousand Phases

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, September 1995

IF EVER there was a rock star who epitomized the life of a musical chameleon, it would be David Bowie – not only in his ...

Bonnie Raitt: Still Burning Down The House

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, October 1995

This redheaded Grammy Queen is back with the first live album of her long career – an album that harkens back to her grittier pre-platinum ...

Mark Knopfler

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, May 1996

With more than 80 million records sold worldwide, and the release of his first official solo album, Golden Heart, this Sultan Of Swing is no ...

Bill Wyman, The Rolling Stones: Bill Wyman: Former Stone Gets Rolling

Interview by Steven P. Wheeler, Music Connection, February 1998

BILL WYMAN is one of only two former Rolling Stones still...well, rolling around – the other, of course, being Mick Taylor – but he is ...

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