Fifty years after their formation, and twenty years after the death of beloved frontman Jerry Garcia, the four living members of the Grateful Dead are set to reunite for three 50th-anniversary shows July 3-5 at Soldier Field in Chicago.
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Today is the anniversary of a great artistic and cultural loss, yet one that was sadly barely noticed at the time. On January 15, 1994, Harry Nilsson died in his sleep from a heart attack at age 54. … Read the rest
Listen beyond the hits and discover weird, wonderful alternate versions of your favorite songs.
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In September, 1983, Huey Lewis and the News dropped their long-awaited lead single from Sports, the album that would take them from … Read the rest
You know how your rocker friends say that every country song sounds exactly the same? Actually, they might have a point…
Songwriter (and Pro Tools extraordinaire) Gregory Todd has crafted a jaw-dropping WTF mashup that combines six … SIX (!) … Read the rest
by Steve Wagner
Say, say, say … did you hear that the Sony/ATV music catalog (the beleaguered Sonys stake at least) is once again up for sale? As this publishing company houses the Northern Songs of John Lennon and Paul … Read the rest
Happy 80th Birthday to the King of Rock ‘n’ Roll! January 8th, 2015.… Read the rest
by Steve Wagner
As we all know, Elvis never really left the building. Fully deified by the end of the 1950s, Presley is the original mythic archetype of the rock star, and his image, music, and influence is still ubiquitous … Read the rest
Snatching lost art from the jaws of obscurity.
Every now and again, all the pieces to a dazzling puzzle can be on the table, and the picture is ever so close to coming together. Then some jackhole comes along … Read the rest