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Cheap Trick’s Tom Petersson collaborates on cover of Big Star’s “The Ballad of El Goodo”

Watch Cheap Trick's Tom Petersson collaborate remotely on cover of Big Star's "The Ballad of El Goodo" – https://t.co/2JZwCne51H pic.twitter.com/wb5LYXDzcu — AM 880 KIXI (@AM880KIXI) February 4, 2021 Cheap Trick bassist Tom Petersson recently teamed up remotely with Jody Stephens, founding drummer of the influential power-pop band Big Star, and other musicians for a rendition […]

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The Day the Music Died +61 years

As a huge Buddy Holly fan since I was a kid, I try to mark The Day the Music Died, in one way or another, just about every year. And while I often link to the excellent Wikipedia article, this year I’ve searched and found some other interesting articles, including this one at Biography.com, as […]

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Grant Imahara, Former Mythbuster, Battlebots Champion, Dies at 49

The Discovery Channel: We are heartbroken to hear this sad news about Grant. He was an important part of our Discovery family and a really wonderful man. Our thoughts and prayers go out to his family. Grant Imahara was an electrical engineer who dedicated his life to using his skills to make people smile. Beyond […]

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George Carlin’s Birthday

George Carlin was born on this day in 1937. He is sorely missed. Carlin on religion: Because folks, I gotta tell ya, when it comes to bullshit, truly major-league bullshit, you have to stand back in awe — in awe of the all time heavyweight champion of false promises and exaggerated claims — religion — […]

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There’s No Hemming Johnny Cash into Any One Category

I’m finally getting around to watching Country Music: A Film by Ken Burns, and came across this absolute gem at the end of episode 5: That Spring [of 1968], Columbia released the Folsom Prison album to rave reviews. Commentators from every style of music now saw in him something they all could agree upon. “Talk […]

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DownBeat: In Memoriam: Ellis Marsalis (1934–2020)

DownBeat Magazine: Pianist Ellis Marsalis, the head of a New Orleans family that significantly impacted how jazz is seen and heard across the world, died Wednesday. He was 85. The elder Marsalis reportedly suffered COVID-19 symptoms and was awaiting test results. “Ellis Marsalis was a legend. He was the prototype of what we mean when […]

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A Hard Days Night Quarantine Edition

When in Doubt always go @thebeatles #HardDaysNightMy friend in Atlanta made this with his kids as quarantine activity… @MVZaGoGo @StevieVanZandt @PaulMcCartney @ringostarrmusic @backstreetsmag @BeatleHeadlines @RollingStone https://t.co/JLIyDmtuVm — Mitch Slater (@mpslater) March 25, 2020

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Know Your Rights!

“Meet Gilvin Daughtry. He Knows His Rights.” W/ BOB & DAVID, Netflix

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Prince: Remembering Kenny Rogers

Remembering Kenny Rogers, who released the tender ballad "You're My Love" in 1986. The song was written by Joey Coco—a pseudonym used by the one and only Prince. https://t.co/DomOWVtO8p#TheGambler #RIPLegend @_KennyRogers pic.twitter.com/1Yd4CFh72a — Prince (@prince) March 21, 2020

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Dolly: You never know how much you love somebody until they’re gone.

You never know how much you love somebody until they’re gone. I’ve had so many wonderful years and wonderful times with my friend Kenny, but above all the music and the success I loved him as a wonderful man and a true friend. pic.twitter.com/hIQLIvt8pr — Dolly Parton (@DollyParton) March 21, 2020

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