Living Classic Rock from its very beginning - both on stage and on air since 1968 - music has been Joe Benson's life. Whether playing it, talking about it with artists and fans, or documenting it with his syndicated 'Off The Record' rock star interview program and his definitive 'UNCLE JOE'S RECORD GUIDES,' Benson's always been rocking! As a family member to millions of Southern California listeners for the past 36 years, he's their own Uncle Joe... and this is his web site.

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December 4, 2016


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Beach Boy drummer Dennis Wilson would have been 72.
Lynyrd Skynyrd guitarist Gary Rossington is 65 and glad to be alive.


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On this day in 1965, as The Byrds' cover of Pete Seeger's "Turn! Turn! Turn!" (lyrically adapted almost entirely from the Bible's Book of Ecclesiastes) hit #1, The Kinks' "A Well Respected Man" was just entering the charts on its way to... More »»

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Bucks Up 2016!

Yep, Taylor Swift was the world's highest-paid musician this past year, topping the Forbes Top 10 with $170 million. But AC/DC (even after replacing their frontman mid-tour) pulled in $67.5 million, finishing #7 just ahead of The Rolling Stones (who only did 27 shows) with $66.5 million. Bruce Springsteen came in at #11 with $60.5 million, followed by Paul McCartney... ironically, out-earning younger acts like Justin Bieber... More »»

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It was W.G. Benham who said: "When you see a snake, never mind where he came from."

It was Tom Waits who said: "The large print giveth, but the small print taketh away."

It was Siddhartha Guatama who said: "There are two mistakes one can make along the road to truth. Not going all the way, and not starting."

It was Baltasar Graci├ín who said: "Always act as if others were watching"... More »»


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This Sunday OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Pink Floyd and Joe's brand new conversation with drummer Nick Mason. Check out this preview!


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This week on 100.3 The Sound: George Carlin, Carlos Mencia and Craig Shoemaker will be rocking the Laughter At 45 After. Check out the Podcasts too!»»



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