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Little Feat’s “Willin'” And This Is Us: The Trucker Ballad’s Long, Winding Path To Pop Culture

This week, UMG is releasing the official soundtrack album for the NBC series This Is Us, network TV's big breakout hit of the 2016 Fall…
Al Shipley | September 14, 2017 - 3:42 pm

Sounding Board

Pack It Up And Tear It Down: The Good And Bad Of Cameron Crowe’s Roadies

In a year of prestige TV featuring respected auteurs mixing music history with fiction like Vinyl and The Get Down, the best thing about Cameron…
Al Shipley | August 25, 2016 - 2:33 pm

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After Empire: What’s The Future Of Hip-Hop On Scripted Television?

The recent announcement that Curtis "50 Cent" Jackson would be developing a single camera comedy called My Friend 50 for FOX was surprising for a…
Al Shipley | December 14, 2015 - 2:38 pm