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Ivor Levene

About Ivor Levene

Ivor Levene likes to interview musicians, write about music and musicians, play music, listen to music, read about music, photograph musicians, and anything else you can think of with music. He has been involved with the music scene for over thirty years and his posts have appeared all over the place! Ivor says "I'm going to write about music as long as I have something to say".

Elton John Shines A Light On Los Angeles

Two days ago, Sir Elton John played to a packed house at The Staples Center, and I have to say it was one of the best concert experiences I’ve had in the more than five-hundred concerts I’ve attended. No opening … Continue reading

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Upcoming At NAMM 2019

That’s right campers, it’s time for that venerable annual show, NAMM 2019 in Anaheim. There are going to be many noteworthy events this year, but rather than telling you about them all after the event, I thought I would bring … Continue reading

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Guitar Legends at The Novo Salute Veterans And First Responders

What do Billy Gibbons, Laurence Juber, Orianthi, Emily Estefan, Sammy Hagar, Robby Krieger, Joe Bonamassa, Sammy Hagar, Dave Navarro, Vernon Reid, Don Felder, and Stephen Stills have in common?  Well, they all know their way around the old fretboard, but more … Continue reading

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Canadian Gold – In Conversation With Randy Bachman

There have always been precious metals coming out of Canada in the form of hit records.  Gold was first discovered in Canada in 1960 and it’s name was Randy Bachman. Bachman, who founded both The Guess Who and Bachman-Turner Overdrive … Continue reading

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The Troubadour Presents: Randy Bachman – Every Song Tells A Story

Coming up in just a few weeks, Canadian legend Randy Bachman will be appearing at one of Los Angeles’ most venerable and intimate clubs, The Troubadour on Saturday, July 21, 2018. Bachman, who founded The Guess Who in 1965 and Bachman … Continue reading

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Reviewed: The Rolling Stones – From The Vault: No Security – San Jose 1999

Reviewing a Stones concert film can either be a very hard thing to do, or it can be very easy. In my case, it’s definitely the latter. Not because I find no fault in their performance, but because I do, … Continue reading

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Reviewed – Still On The Run: The Jeff Beck Story

Eagle Rock Entertainment recently released “On The Run – The Story of Jeff Beck.”  This film is a wonderful companion to their earlier acclaimed feature, “Jeff Beck – Live at The Hollywood Bowl” (released on DVD in November 2017). The … Continue reading

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Steven Tyler – Out On A Limb

It was with a bit of trepidation that I decided to sit down and watch the documentary Steven Tyler – Out On A Limb.  I had heard a few things in the past that simply stated: “Tyler has gone country.”  … Continue reading

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Truth! Stone Raiders at Leimert Park

Last week, I had the privilege of sitting down and speaking with Stone Raiders, a group that defies classification.  The interview took place in the cultural, still-beating heart of one of Los Angeles’ best-loved African-American communities: Liemert Park.  If you’ve … Continue reading

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Exclusive Interview: Tina Turner – Strength, Dignity, And Awakening Beyond

In the world of popular music, there is perhaps no one that personifies subtle strength, dignity in the face of adversity, and self-awareness in the way that our subject has. When you combine these qualities with more than one hundred … Continue reading

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