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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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What’s happening just offscreen of famous album covers?

Kottke: On his Instagram account, Igor Lipchanskiy is imagining what’s happening just “offscreen” of musical album covers. Hilarious.

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R.I.P. Chris Cornell

Rolling Stone: Chris Cornell, the dynamic vocalist and guitarist whose versatile showmanship as Soundgarden and Temple of the Dog’s frontman was a signpost of the grunge era, died by suicide Wednesday night. He was 52. Fucking hell.

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Masterpiece restored: Stolen Stradivarius will sing again

Ah!, some non-depressing news from Yahoo News Digest: After a meticulous restoration that took more than a year, a Stradivarius violin that was stolen from the violinist Roman Totenberg and missing for decades is about to return to the stage. Mira Wang, a violinist who immigrated to the United States from China 30 years ago […]

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Tommy Allsup, guitarist who avoided Buddy Holly plane crash, dies at 85

R.I.P. Tommy Allsup.

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The Man Who Broke Up The Beatles

Sounds just like the kind of story I’d like to read (even though I’ve heard this story numerous times). Unfortunately, all but the first paragraph are behind the paywall…

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Google presents Inside Abbey Road

This is truly amazing. I could spend an entire day ‘Inside Abbey Road’.

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Ranking Artists

Mark Maron on Twitter: marc maron (@marcmaron): Ranking artists and making lists is a dead culture’s version of intellectualism.

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