Tommy Keene (1958 – 2017)

Such terrible and sad news to report. Legendary power pop singer-songwriter Tommy Keene has died. From his website: Power-pop legend, acclaimed singer-songwriter, and venerated guitarist Tommy Keene has died. The 59 year-old Keene passed away unexpectedly, but peacefully, in his sleep at his Los Angeles area home on Wednesday. Keene – who recorded for Geffen, Matador Records, and Second Motion, among others – built an impressive and acclaimed catalog over … Read more →

“Live At Maxwell’s” Sweet Promo Goodies

Caveat: I can’t tell you how to get your hands on this stuff – but it’s too cool not to share. Bob Mehr and Rhino Marketing Guy Jason Reynolds have both posted some truly covetable stuff on Instagram (those matches!) Got a light??? Here's a peek at more of the cool marketing goodies Rhino's Jason Reynolds has come up with for The Replacements "Live at Maxwell's 1986" – available for … Read more →

Glen Campbell 1936-2017

R.I.P. Glen Campbell: He wasn’t just a ‘Rhinestone Cowboy’ – Stephen Thomas Erlewine, CityPages Campbell’s 61st studio album, “Ghost On The Canvas” was released in 2011. The title track was a PW cover of a song Paul released in 2009 on “PW & The Ghost Gloves Cat Wing Joy Boys.” Paul appeared in the video for the song, which starts out with a visual nod to the Mats video for … Read more →

Paul Sighting on Instagram

It’s been quite awhile since we’ve seen Paul. It looks like the last time was March of last year, when the video for “Done, Done, Done” was posted on YouTube.  We heard Paul in April 2016, when he was interviewed about Prince by MNN but no real news or sightings since that time. Still no news to report but we do have a sighting on Josh Freese’s Instagram! PW is … Read more →

Westerberg-Adjacent News

In the absence of PW news at the moment, I’ve gathered up some Westerberg-adjacent items you might find of interest. • Tommy is busy, busy, busy as always. Keep up with his many projects on his FB page. He just announced new Bash & Pop tour dates in May. He’s done quite a few interviews in support of the new B&P record, “Anything Can Happen”, including this one with Rolling Stone: “How … Read more →