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Cocaine & Rhinestones is the best!

Uh, you know, the podcast… not the real things! I know I’m really late to the party here, like a couple years late, but I only discovered this podcast withing the last couple months. I know, I know, but I’ve already got a pretty full plate when it comes to podcasts… where by “pretty full […]

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Secret John Coltrane album was ‘hidden in plain sight’ as soundtrack for 1964 French-Canadian film

Coltrane recorded the music without ever notifying his record company. This is the first time the tracks will be heard in their entirety beyond the film What a story! An unearthed album by the legendary jazz saxophonist John Coltrane has been hidden in plain sight for more than 50 years in the archives of the […]

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Stevie Ray Vaughan +29 years

Stevie Ray Vaughan died on this day 29 years ago.

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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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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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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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Prince on film: from humble MTV beginnings to camp masterpiece “Purple Rain”

Michaelangelo Matos writing at Salon: With all due respect to “Dirty Mind,” “Purple Rain,” “Parade,” and “Sign O’ the Times,” “1999” remains the most widely imitated record of Prince’s career.

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In Yoakam’s world, country is not like a vintage auto that’s too precious to drive…

Mark Demming reviewing the album “Swimmin’ Pools, Movie Stars…” at the All Music Guide: One described as “the man who was too country for Nashville,” Dwight Yoakam has always been an artist who is passionate about the themes and variations of classic country, but he’s never treated his beloved Bakersfield sound as a museum piece. […]

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