FROM Denny Tedesco
The Wrecking Crew’s Unheralded Role in Pop Music Here’s a question for all you rock n’ roll history buffs: what do the Beach Boys, the Byrds, the Monkees and Nancy Sinatra have in common? Well, perhaps a few things. One for sure, they all made music with the group of studio musicians known as The Wrecking Crew. The group helped create and played on some of the biggest hits of the late ‘50s and early ‘60s. Glen Campbell later broke out with a solo career. Another of the crew’s better-known players was a guitarist named Tommy Tedesco. Tedesco’s son, Denny, has made a documentary about the group.
Accusations of lying fly between James Comey and White House During his testimony Thursday, former FBI Director James Comey accused President Trump and other White House officials of lying when they said the FBI was in disarray and its staff had lost confidence in him. President Trump’s lawyer said Comey was wrong -- that the president never asked for his loyalty, and never asked him to back off the investigation into former NSA director Michael Flynn.
Industry insights and lessons learned from memorable guests We have interesting guests on The Business, and sometimes our conversations are too long to fit into one show. This week we give you stories that were too good to leave on the cutting room floor, including some sharp insights on making it in the industry from David Mandel, David Simon, Shawn Levy and Matt Reeves.
How do Trump supporters feel about the Paris Accord? Globally and around the U.S., there are strong opinions whether or not the Paris Climate Accord is a good idea. The American exit is either a horrifying abdication of American leadership or a forceful and long overdue statement about U.S. sovereignty.
Revisiting showrunner Steven Bochco on his memoir Steven Bochco, the writer-producer behind record-breaking Emmy winners Hill Street Blues, LA Law and NYPD Blue, fought battles with everyone from out-of-control actors to network censors in his long career. He isn’t afraid to tell those tales in his memoir, Truth Is a Total Defense. This week we revisit the conversation where he shared some of his favorite stories with us.