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R.I.P. Dusty Hill

Billboard: ZZ Top’s longtime bassist Dusty Hill has died, the band announced in a statement shared with Billboard on Wednesday (July 28). He was 72. “We are saddened by the news today that our Compadre, Dusty Hill, has passed away in his sleep at home in Houston,” the group shared. “We, along with legions of […]

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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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AMG Remembers Eddie Van Halen

All Music Guide: Eddie Van Halen, 1955-2020 His dazzling, pyrotechnic playing set a new standard for guitar heroes, and cemented Van Halen as one of hard rock’s defining bands. From his boatload of classic riffs to his remarkable array of techniques to his beaming charisma, few guitarists made such a singular impact. Indeed.

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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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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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R.I.P. Kenny Rogers

Variety: Vocalist Kenny Rogers, who dominated the pop and country charts in the 1970s and 1980s with a string of sleekly tailored hits and won three Grammys, has died. He was 81. Rogers “passed away peacefully at home from natural causes under the care of hospice and surrounded by his family,” a representative for the […]

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