Ivor Levene

Writer, Photographer, Music Junkie

I've been into music in one way or another for most of my life. I love to interview musicians, write about music, and read about music. When it comes to writing my credo is "Be nice, be honest, and be interesting. If you stick to this, everything will always work out". When I write, I write with a purose, to inform and entertain. My articles have appeared in Relix.com, JoniMitchell.com, EastCoastRocker.com and The Los Angeles Beat. I'm going to enjoy every single minute of what I do!

Portfolio

Metallic Bassist Robert Trujillo Celebrates Jaco
Led Zeppelin In Court (Again) In Los Angeles
Attorneys for Led Zeppelin were supposed to have battled this case out in a courtroom in downtown Los Angeles this week, but the case has been given a continuance. What is at...
Lawyers In Led Zeppelin Case "Ramble On" In Stairway To Heaven Trial
It's 6:50am on a hot Los Angeles morning outside of the Edward R. Roybal Federal Building and Courthouse, and I'm standing in line with twenty or so of my brethren from the...
Let's Rock This Joint! The Mick Rock Interview At The Morrison Hotel Gallery
Were the earth to suddenly start spitting out creative geniuses in the world of music photography, surely they would materialize at the Morrison Hotel Gallery. The works of some...
Interview: Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind - "The Inclusiveness Of It All"
Yesterday Stephan Jenkins of Third Eye Blind was kind enough to chat with the LA Beat between sound check and his pre-show bike ride. What follows is an engaging, meaningful...
Behind The Lens with Pattie Boyd and Henry Diltz
Baseball fans have Cooperstown, dog lovers have the Westminster show, and the religious have their mecca. If you are a photographer and a music junkie like me, you have The...
Sweet Dreams Are Made Of This - Rock And Roll Fantasy Camp
Have you ever had one of those dreams where you're walking down a long hallway with many doors, and you stop and open each door one by one, and there are strangers behind each...
Backstage Takes Centerstage, When You're Strange - Ray Manzarek Tribute
When you're at the Fonda theater to see The Rolling Stones, the only thing separating you from the stage is that pit filled with photographers (or one if it's The Stones). Last...
2nd Annual Voice Arts Awards Gala/William Shatner Interview
Last night was the second annual VoiceArts awards gala in Hollywood. One can be forgiven for not being aware that this event even existed, it is after all, only the second time...
Keith Levene, Founder of The Clash and PIL, Talks
Interview © 2016 IVOR LEVENE, Photos © MELANIE SMITH I recently sat down for a long discussion of happenings past and present with the founder of The Clash and Public Image...
The Clash Founder Keith Levene Talks Joe Strummer, Punk Rock
Keith Levene Part 2 - Interview © 2016 IVOR LEVENE, Photos © MELANIE SMITH I recently sat down for a long discussion of happenings past and present with the founder of The Clash...
Rearview Mirror: Burton Cummings Reflects on The Guess Who
Rearview Mirror: Burton Cummings Reflects on The Guess Who Every country has its own seminal band or artist that everyone can look to, lift up, and point to as that which...

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