Given the glut of tribute records released over the past couple of decades, it seems impossible that Jackson Browne hasn't gotten one yet -- but that oversight will be corrected on April 1, when an all-star assemblage of musicians comes together for the double-disc set 'Looking Into You: A Tribute to Jackson Browne.'
The mid-to-late '80s found Jackson Browne drifting away from the confessional folk-rock balladry of his early years and into more politically charged material, much to a portion of his fanbase's despair. But for his 10th album, 'I'm Alive,' he had more personal concerns in mind.
As Jackson Browne prepared to release his sixth studio album, the singer-songwriter was at the peak of his pop success. His previous LP, 1980’s ‘Hold Out,’ was Browne’s first (and only) album to hit #1 on the Billboard charts. Plus, he had scored his biggest hit single with 1982’s ‘Somebody’s Baby,’ featured on the soundtrack to ‘Fast Times at Ridgemont High.’
Tom Petty, John Fogerty and Jackson Browne joined Randy Newman onstage last night at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony. The four veteran rockers, who all live in Los Angeles, opened the show at the city's Nokia Theater with a version of Newman's 1983 song 'I Love L.A.'