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If I Leave Here Tomorrow: Lynyrd Skynyrd’s Ronnie Van Zant on Gun Control

If I Leave Here Tomorrow: A Film About Lynyrd Skynyrd (Passion Pictures/Showtime 2018) at 51:21: Interviewer: ‘Saturday Night Special’ is a song that deals with a very real and dangerous subject in today’s America. Our interview of Lynyrd Skynyrd focuses on this now. Ronnie Van Zant: ‘Saturday Night Special’, we’d just known some friends, that, […]

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New York Times profile of Steve Perry

Alex Pappademas in the Times: On the back patio of a Greek restaurant, a white-haired man making his way to the exit paused for a second look at one of his fellow diners, a man with a prominent nose who wore his dark hair in a modest pompadour. “You look a lot like Steve Perry,” […]

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Last Week Tonight with John Oliver: Prosecutors

Unfortunately, John Oliver is—once again—right on point:

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Buddy Holly Movie ‘Clear Lake’ in Development

Dave McNary at Variety: Veteran creative executives Rick French and Patrick Shanahan are partnering with Buddy Holly’s widow on “Clear Lake,” depicting Holly’s 1958 music tour with Clarence Collins, Variety has learned exclusively. […] The film will follow Holly and Collins, founder of Little Anthony & the Imperials, as they tour together in the racially […]

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Steve Ditko Dies at 90

Ellis Clopton writing at Variety: Steve Ditko, comic book artist and co-creator with Stan Lee of such legendary comic book characters as Spider-Man and Doctor Strange, has died. He was 90 years old. R.I.P.

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A piece of Spam like you

FORD: I hate to interrupt… but… I think you spent too much time in the discos during the 70s — Village People rotted your brain. LT. AMOS: See that’s the difference between a great investigator like me, and a piece of Spam like you. FORD: Spam? You’re a piece of Spam — that’s what I think […]

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Doug Stanhope on farts

Jeff Brown and I used to eat at The Sahara Dinner Buffet where I had, to this day, the best spectacle of bowel-wrenching flatulence of my life. The room was full of mostly elderly people, tables tightly packed, and we were seated dead center. It was silent except for the slight tinkling of silverware on […]

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Remembering Prince

Two years ago today, we lost Prince. The New Yorker’s piece from two years ago is still one of the best “memorials”: Miles Davis, in his autobiography, compared Prince to Duke Ellington; one might be tempted to add Miles himself to that comparison. When we discuss artists so transcendently brilliant and impossibly prolific, their rarities […]

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No Criminal Charges in Prince’s Death

Variety: Carver County attorney Mark Metz said in a press conference on Thursday that Prince died of an accidental fentanyl overdose, and that charges won’t be filed in the investigation into the musician’s death.

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As Prince Heirs Stew, Bankers & Lawyers Cash in on Estate

Billboard: As the second anniversary of Prince’s death approaches, his heirs have yet to collect a dollar of his estimated $200 million estate. But bankers, lawyers and consultants have earned millions from it. The long saga to settle the estate provides a cautionary tale about dying without a will, as Prince did when he died […]

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