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 definitive 'UNCLE JOE'S RECORD GUIDES' and his syndicated 'Off The Record' rock star interview program, Benson's always been rocking! And as a family member to millions of Southern California listenersfor the past 33 years, he's their own Uncle Joe... and this is his web site.

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April 24, 2014


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Drummer Doug "Cosmo" Clifford of Creedence Clearwater Revival is 69.
The multi-talented Jack Blades of Night Ranger and Damn Yankees is 60... More »»

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On this day in 1982, John Mellencamp's "Hurts So Good" entered the singles charts on its way to four weeks at #2 and a Rock Male Vocal GRAMMY Award... More »»

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Gregg's Ailing

First, Gregg Allman was sidelined by a case of bronchitis that led The Allman Brothers Band to postpone the last four shows of their March residency at the Beacon Theatre in New York City. Then he suffered some sort of wrist injury that rendered him unable to play at the finale of The Brothers' performance at its 2014 Wanee Festival on April 12th. Now the 66-year-old rocker has had to pull out of the last two dates of his Australian tour because of his wrist injury... More »»

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This week at 5:45am, 7:45am & 9:45am on 100.3 The Sound: Bill Engvall, Jackie Kashian, Pablo Francisco, Alonzo Bodden and Kathleen Madigan. Check out the Podcasts too!»»

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This Sunday 8pm on 100.3 The Sound in Los Angeles, OFF THE RECORD with Joe Benson will feature the music of Def Leppard and J.B.'s brand new conversation with singer Joe Elliott.

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It was Mae West who said: "Give a man a free hand and he'll run it all over you."

It was Kin Hubbard who said: "Now and then an innocent man is sent to the legislature."

It was James Thurber who said: "There are two kinds of light: the glow that illuminates, and the glare that obscures."

It was David Starr Jordan who said: "Wisdom is knowing what to do next; virtue is doing it"... More »»

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Does Size Really Matter?

Ever wonder why that outfit doesn't look the same on you? While the average American female model is five feet 11 inches tall and weighs 117 pounds, the average American woman is five feet four inches tall and weighs 140 pounds.

Although most people think that Napoleon was short, he was actually five feet, six inches tall, an average height for a Frenchman in those days.

A 10-gallon hat actually holds 3/4 gallon or three quarts. So why did they call it a 10-gallon hat? Because everything's bigger in Texas — especially the lies!

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