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Jeff's Personal Top 5
1) THE NEW YORKER: Bob Dylan’s First Day with “Tangled Up in Blue”
2) ESQUIRE: Tom Petty Was Always One of Us
3) WALL STREET JOURNAL: 20 Odd Questions With Ringo Starr
4) ESQUIRE: The Music in Ken Burns' The Vietnam War Is Remarkable. Here's How It Was Chosen.
5) ESQUIRE: When Bob Dylan Saw God
Additional Recommended Reading
WALL STREET JOURNAL: How Deepak Chopra Is Getting Through Quarantine
NBC News THINK: Little Richard dead at 87: The rock and roll king who scared — and changed — America
THE DAILY BEAST: Bob Geldof: America Is ‘Screwed’
THE DAILY BEAST: John Cleese and Eric Idle on the Trump and Brexit ‘Sh*tshow’
NBC News THINK: Netflix and Martin Scorsese's 'Rolling Thunder Revue' is peak Bob Dylan
THE DAILY BEAST: A Beatles Masterpiece Just Got Even Better
QUARTZ: Led Zeppelin’s discography is immortal, thanks to Jimmy Page
QUARTZ: Prince made weird sexy, and kept sexy weird
ESQUIRE: The Best Rock Album You've Never Heard
QUARTZ: David Bowie’s bandmates explain just how he got them to sound like that
ESQUIRE: Monty Python Finally Says Goodbye
NBC News THINK: Passing Michael Jackson, the Eagles now have the best-selling album of all time. And they're still terrible.
ESQUIRE: Wu-Tang Clan Opens Up About Reuniting and the New Album
ESQUIRE: When David Bowie Invented The Future
WALL STREET JOURNAL: Will the Smartphone Ever Truly Replace Your Beloved Wallet?
ESQUIRE: Willie Nelson Wants You to Buy His Music–And His Weed
ESQUIRE: The Making of David Bowie's Lost Soul Album
ROCK CELLAR MAGAZINE: The Beastie Boys Origin Story: Michael Diamond and Adam Horovitz on Their Roller-Coaster Career
ROLLING STONE: 10 Things We Learned From Elvis Costello’s Brilliant New Memoir
ESQUIRE: John Cleese Picks the Most Gut-Busting Monty Python Sketches
THE DAILY BEAST: Ringo Starr’s Post-Beatles Bliss
ESQUIRE: David Crosby Does Not Give a Single F*ck
ROCK CELLAR MAGAZINE: Behind the Curtain: On Tour with Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
ESQUIRE: Roger Waters Won't Hide His Disdain for Donald Trump
ESQUIRE: Gregg Allman Always Walked Through the Fire
ESQUIRE: 73 Reasons to Love Bob Marley on His 73rd Birthday
QUARTZ: “Pink Floyd is dead. I’m ready to move on.”
THE DAILY BEAST: Goddamn, Dylan’s Sinatra Album Is Great
QUARTZ: Hey haters: rock stars like Miley are supposed to be rebels, and a little crazy
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Jeff's TapeOp Interviews and Reviews
For over a decade, Jeff Slate & Friends have played to sold out crowds paying tribute to artists like John Lennon, David Bowie and more, played by musicians who have worked with artists as diverse as Pete Townshend, Ozzy Osbourne and Mott the Hoople. The band’s Weekend Wilburys show – honoring the music of Bob Dylan, Tom Petty, George Harrison, Jeff Lynne’s ELO and Roy Orbison – has wowed crowds across the country. Bandleader Jeff Slate, who came up in the 1980s post-punk scene, and made his name working with his band The Badge and The Who’s Pete Townshend in the 1990s and 00s, is a world-class frontman and songwriter. He has appeared on stage and worked with music legends like Townshend, Roger McGuinn, Jeff Tweedy and Sheryl Crow, and his music has appeared in advertising and films, and on television, including in the hit show Gossip Girl.
Jeff’s writing can be found in The New Yorker, Esquire, the Wall Street Journal, where last year he interviewed Bob Dylan, and Rolling Stone, among others. Jeff is also a regular guest host on SiriusXM, is the co-author of the 2017 book The Authorized Roy Orbison, with the late-legend’s sons, and has written liner notes for albums by Orbison, The Beatles, Bob Dylan, the Rolling Stones and Jimi Hendrix, among many others. Jeff’s fourth solo album, The Last Day of Summer, featuring Dave Stewart, Duff McKagan, Earl Slick and members of Paul Weller’s band and Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds, is due out later this year.
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Jeff Slate & Friends: 9th Annual Tom Petty Birthday Bash
Beloved classics, deep cuts and lost gems from Damn the Torpedoes, Hard Promises, Southern Accents, Full Moon Fever, the Traveling Wilburys, Wildflowers, Echo and more in an evening celebrating Tom Petty’s 73rd birthday!
Live music is back at Hill Country Live! as Jeff Slate & Friends once again lead a celebration of Tom Petty’s birthday at Hill Country Barbeque in New York City on Friday, October 27th.
Jeff and his all-star band – and some very special guests – will treat you to an evening of stellar rock and roll as they dig deep into Tom Petty’s venerable songbook.
Tickets are $15 in advance, inclusive of all fees.
Jeff Slate made his Hill Country Live! debut in May 2014. Prior to the 2020 lockdown, he returned monthly with stellar, packed shows celebrating Bob Dylan, David Bowie, Tom Petty and others, and playing original music inspired by those legends. Since live music returned he has performed across the U.S. – and returned to Hill Country regularly – to packed houses.
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