Micky Dolenz

Mark Bego: You May Not Be a Rock Star, But You Can Eat Like One 8

Mark Bego: You May Not Be a Rock Star, But You Can Eat Like One

Rock and roll biographer Mark Bego is shifting gears with a big, bold and colorful cookbook. But he’s not straying too far from his genre. His latest is “Eat Like a Rock Star,” a compilation of recipes recommended by 46 artists, plus several of his own. Boz Scaggs, Richie Sambora, Joey Fatone, Micky Dolenz, Mary Wilson and Michael McDonald are among his rock star chefs. ...
Micky Dolenz Talks With Peter Noone: An Actor's Studio for Musicians 10

Micky Dolenz Talks With Peter Noone: An Actor’s Studio for Musicians

Micky Dolenz of The Monkees and Peter Noone of UK rock group Herman’s Hermits share a lot of rock history. Both broke out in the 1960s and have continued performing ever since. Now, they’re sharing their experiences in a sort of actor’s studio for musicians. Dolenz recalled a party at his house in Los Angeles during the 1970s which served as a sort of coming out party on the West Coast for John Lennon. Many bold-faced names were there, but when a limo pulled up at 2 AM and out stepped Brian Wilson ...
Monkee Micky Dolenz Releases  B. B. King Show on New Album (video) 14

Monkee Micky Dolenz Releases B. B. King Show on New Album (video)

Monkee Micky Dolenz has just released a new album based on his performance last October at the famed B.B. King Bar & Grill in New York City. Micky and his band deliver a solid, 23-song set to the sold-out crowd that included celebrities like Tony Danza. While Micky was performing solo, most of the songs were from the Monkee’s catalog of hits from the ’60s and ’70s....
Bob Dylan, Bruno Mars Lead List of Best 2012 Albums 22

Bob Dylan, Bruno Mars Lead List of Best 2012 Albums

Bob Dylan, Robbie Robertson, Lana Del Ray, these are the artists whose albums did it for me this year. When it comes to a Best Albums 2012 list, I wouldn’t be satisfied without them. It was a great year in music, even if the industry continues to struggle. Here's why I thought these albums stood out. in no particular order:...
Micky Dolenz Showcases Distinctive Rock Voice at B.B. King's (video) 24

Micky Dolenz Showcases Distinctive Rock Voice at B.B. King's (video)

Micky Dolenz, riding a newfound wave of popularity since his Monkee days, headlined a show at New York’s landmark B.B. King Bar and Grill that ranged from favorites like “I’m a Believer” to songs from his new album Remember. Dolenz, a multi-talented child actor, vaulted to pop culture icon with his two-year stint on ’60s comedy show “The Monkees,” about the antics of a band based on The Beatles. The show’s stars Dolenz, Peter Tork, Michael Nesmith and Davy Jones were all musicians in their own right, and The Monkees became a musical force all its own after the show ended. Dolenz has remained active ever since, either as a Monkee in reunion tours or with his own band. Last night it included Wayne Avers, Dave Alexander, Rich Dart, Coco and David Billings....
Monkee Micky Dolenz Drops Song From Upcoming Album (Listen!) 26

Monkee Micky Dolenz Drops Song From Upcoming Album (Listen!)

Monkees singer Micky Dolenz has dropped a track from his upcoming album Remember. Titled “Randy Scouse Git,” it’s the first song he ever wrote that made it onto the charts in 1967. Bandmate Peter Tork calls it one of his favorite Monkees songs. Dolenz, 67, wrote the song after a party the Beatles threw for Monkees band members, which also included lead singer Davy Jones and guitarist Michael Nesmith. The song was also featured on “The Monkees” tv show and was originally a track on the band’s album Headquarters....
Micky Dolenz Still Monkee-ing Around 46 Years After TV Show  28

Micky Dolenz Still Monkee-ing Around 46 Years After TV Show

Micky Dolenz, Peter Tork, Davy Jones and Mike Nesmith, known collectively as The Monkees, made their television debut 46 years ago this month (Sept. 12). The made-for-TV band’s show lasted two years, but their music career still lives on today. Dolenz characterized the band’s improbable success in an interview this year: “The Monkees really becoming a band was like the equivalent of Leonard Nimoy really becoming a Vulcan,” he said. Micky is still going strong with a reunion tour and new album on tap. ...
Brett Winterble Puts Political Spin on Pop Culture on Sirius/XM 30

Brett Winterble Puts Political Spin on Pop Culture on Sirius/XM

Brett Winterble, long known for his outspokenness on political issues on Sirius/XM Talk 168, is now bringing his pungent commentary to the best of the current world of pop culture and entertainment. And does he have a few things to get off his chest. He scooped a number of other major media outlets by landing an interview with Casey Anthony attorney Jose Baez. And, he just spoke to Judge Jim Gray, the Libertarian party VP nominee....
Carlos Santana's Classic Style Endures Since Woodstock 34

Carlos Santana's Classic Style Endures Since Woodstock

Carlos Santana first broke into the big time at Woodstock in 1969. I wasn't there, but I marveled at his prowess even back then. I'm also struck by how he and his music have remained relevant to this day. To tell you how much of a fan I am, I still have never been able to completely grasp the fact that the song “Black Magic Woman,” was written in 1968 by Peter Green, then a mainstay of Fleetwood Mac. But Santana made it a worldwide hit in 1970....
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Behind the Media Frenzy Following Davy Jones' Death

Famed Monkee Davy Jones unexpectedly passed away last week, touching off a media frenzy for bandmates like Micky Dolenz. “Micky was in New York to rehearse for a projected new play Garage Band,” when he heard the news, according to spokesman David Salidor. In the next 24 hours, Dolenz appeared on CNN’s Piers Morgan, followed up by The Today Show, Access Hollywood, ABC's "Good Morning America" and Good Day New York, with Roseanne Scotto and Greg Kelly....
Monkee Davy Jones, Singer, TV Actor, Dies Suddenly at 66 36

Monkee Davy Jones, Singer, TV Actor, Dies Suddenly at 66

UK singer Davy Jones, who with three bandmates parlayed an American television comedy show into a major music career as The Monkees, died suddenly this morning (Feb. 29) of a massive heart attack at his Florida Home. He was 66. Jones’ death came as a shock to almost everyone. Publicist Helen Kensick confirmed that he died unexpectedly in sleep, leaving behind four children all adults....
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