• Nov 14, 2014 - "The Tempe Sound" Exhibit Opening

    The Tempe Sound exhibit at the Tempe History Museum opens tonight at 5pm. Hopkins is featured in the exhibit, with two of his guitars, recordings and other pieces of memoriabelia on display. The exhibit runs for the next year.

    See the City Of Tempe :: The Tempe Sound - Exhibits and Events website for more details.
  • Oct 30, 2014 - Feature Article in Phoenix Magazine

    With the upcoming opening of the Tempe Sound exhibition at the Tempe History Museum, this month's Phoenix Magazine contains a feature article Lost Horizons on Doug. Additionally the digital version of the magazine includes a slideshow additional photos.
  • Feb 18, 2012 - Doug's Les Paul On Display At MIM

    In celebration of Arizona's Centenial, the Music Instrument Museum has a new exhibit I Am AZ Music: MIM Celebrates 100 Years of Arizona Music. A featured piece in the display recognizing the Gin Blossoms is Doug's 1986 Studio Les Paul.

    The exhibition opens today, and runs through to Jan 6, 2013. See the Music Instrument Museum website for more information.
  • Jun 08, 2010 - Added More Monsoons Video

    More footage of Doug performing with the Gin Blossoms has been added. Keli Richards video.
  • Apr 13, 2010 - Rare Hopkins Footage

    Lost Horizons has been graced with some exclusive and rare footage of Doug with the Gin Blossoms. The clips showcase a lighter side of Doug, goofing off singing cartoon theme songs during a guitar string change.

    Video - Doug singing Scooby Doo Theme.

    Many thanks to Marc for providing the footage for the site.
  • Feb 19, 2010 - Site Redesign & Update

    Today marks 10 years since we first launched Lost Horizons.

    To coincide with the anniversary, the site has been given an overhaul and a design face lift, unveiling updates that have been in the works for the last four or so months.

    In particular, the discography has reworked to make it easier to digest, the biography has been written and added and the photo section has been restored.

    There are also some general updates and long overdue corrections around the site.
  • Nov 06, 2009 - Lost Horizons has a new home

    Over the last 9 years, Lost Horizons has jumped around a lot on the internet, due to necessity. Our exciting news is that Lost Horizons has now moved permanently to

    Hopefully our new domain will improve access to the site and make the whole thing a lot easier to remember.

    The contact form has remained non functional over the past few months due to our busy schedules relocating overseas, and is now fixed. Unfortunately any corrospondences of recent times will not have been recieved by us. Apologies for any incovienence.

    Currently the photos section of the site is temporarily down due to some required back-end work. This will return soon, along with relatively exciting site updates that have been in the works over the recent months. Come back soon to (finally!) see a bio, new photos and a few small cosmetic changes to Lost Horizons.
  • Sep 01, 2009 - My Guardian Angel Covered on When In AZ

    A cover version of My Guardian Angel by Jim Bachman as been released on the locally produced When In AZ... compilation.

    This compilation features Arizona artists covering other Arizona artists, with all sales going to the Ear Candy charity. The 55 track compilation is available for digital download with the purchase of a download card at
  • Oct 06, 2007 - Mark Zubia Releases Absolutely Right Or Wrong

    Mark Zubia (The Pistoleros) and Emmett DeGuvera (Tramps & Thieves) have released a CD, which contains a version of Doug's Absolutely Right Or Wrong.

    Over the past few years this has been an old Chimera's song written by Doug that Mark has played at his acoustic solo gigs.
  • Jul 07, 2005 - Top 50 Local Rock Songs

    In a recent listing of the top 50 local rock songs, compiled and published by Get Out, Doug's Found Out About You took out the #1 position, in addition to 3 other songs making the top end of the chart.

    Read the full top 50 songs here:
  • Jul 14, 2004 - Hey Jealousy On True Spin

    Doug Interview Clip

    Hey Jealousy is one of the five songs featured in VH1's True Spin 90's special episode, delving into the meaning behind chosen hits from the 90's.

    The five or so minute segment on Hey Jealousy focuses on Doug, containing rare live footage and photographs of Doug, Doug with the Gin Blossoms, and Doug with Hey Jealousy's inspiration, Cathy Swafford.

    Commentary is provided by Robin Wilson (Gin Blossoms), David Wild (Rolling Stone Magazine) and Robert Baird (Journalist).

    Topics discussed by Robin include, Doug's relationship with Cathy Swafford, being decked by Doug at Long Wongs in late '93, and changing Doug's original Hey Jealousy lyric, 'You can trust me not to drink'.

    This segment is as much a segment on Douglas as it is on Hey Jealousy or the Gin Blossoms. A must see for any Hopkins fan.

    VH1 Airdates
    Fri 7.16 2:00 AM
    Mon 7.19 11:00 AM
    Tue 7.20 1:00 AM
    Thu 7.22 2:00 PM

    Note: VH1 website lists Kriss Cross and Sarah McLachlan rather than Gin Blossoms and Alanis Morrisette who were actually part of the episode.
  • Feb 25, 2004 - Scotti-Stock Released

    Scotti Stock - A Benefit For Scott Moore has finally been released.
    The live recording of the Scotti Stock concert contains a live performance of Doug's Long Last Lonely Mile by The Pistoleros (and a mention from Lawerence). The CD is a limited pressing of 1000 copies, and is available at Long Wongs.

    See the Discography for more.
  • Mar 01, 2003

    The Pistoleros live CD Bars & Guitars is now available through the band's official website.
  • Dec 01, 2002

    In celebration of their 10th year anniversary, the Pistoleros played a duo of gigs, in May, which were recorded for a live CD. The band had their release party on Dec 14. 2002 for the CD. The CD contains 5 unreleased songs, including Southbound Train and Long Last Lonely Mile written by Doug Hopkins. (The other three previously unreleased tracks are By Now, Stop For A Beer and Don't Say You Love Me which may or may not be Hopkins era songs.

    The CD is set to be available through their website in January or February 2003.
    Keep an eye out on for updates on availability.

    Info on the disc and the Hopkins tracks will be added shortly, once we have a copy of the disc.
  • Aug 01, 2002, the Gin Blossoms official web site is now up. Check it out
  • Jul 01, 2002

    Just South Of Nowhere, a live DVD + video archive is set to be released in November. Although the DVD won't contain any footage of Doug, it'll contain the videos for his songs, Hey Jealousy & Found Out About You, plus the other New Miserable Experience tracks he performed on.

    See Discography for more information on the release, and full track list.
  • May 01, 2002

    New Miserable Experience is set to be re-released to commemorate the 10th anniversary of it's release, in July or August 2002. It will be a double CD, with the second CD containing rare Gin Blossoms tracks. Of the rumored tracks, notable Hopkins tracks are a New Miserable Experience outtake of Blue Eyes Bleeding from the recording sessions of at Ardent Studios, and Pieces Of The Night with the alternative ending. (See Two Views of a Gin Blossom Group's Ex-Guitarist Doug Hopkins Reflects on Experience article, where Doug describes this version.)

    See Discography for more information on the release, and full track list.
  • Jan 02, 2002

    Dusted has been re-released on CD. If you haven't heard Dusted before, now is your chance to pick up the first Gin Blossoms recording. It can be ordered through Jesse Valenzuela's website, or picked up at a Gin Blossoms gig near you.
  • Jan 01, 2002

    The Gin Blossoms have reunited. Although not typically Hopkins news, it's news all the same. Most of the shows appear to have contained old Hopkin's tracks like Keli Richards, Pieces Of The Night and Lost Horizons, which haven't been played since before the Congratulations I'm Sorry tours.

    Tour information is avaliable at the Unofficial Gin Blossoms Homepage.

The only other news will be any updates to the site. Check them updates page to see if there have been any.