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Nick Cave Traces Grief And Catharsis At Brooklyn Show

When Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds released their monumental, heart-shattering album Skeleton Tree last year, it was hard to imagine them ever taking it…
Ryan Leas | May 29, 2017 - 2:14 pm

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Metallica Rides (Out) The Lightning At A Rain-Soaked Rock On The Range

Muscle memory is wild, man. James Hetfield reminded his Rock On The Range audience on multiple occasions that Metallica have been thrashing away for 36…
Chris DeVille | May 23, 2017 - 3:54 pm

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Chris Cornell Was The Best Pure Singer In ’90s Alt-Rock

My favorite footnote about Soundgarden is that producer Michael Beinhorn reportedly had Chris Cornell listen to Frank Sinatra before recording "Black Hole Sun," which was…
Dan Weiss | May 19, 2017 - 3:39 pm

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Inside The Ecstatic World Of Alice Coltrane Turiyasangitananda

Though she ultimately spent more time as his widow than as his wife, Alice McLeod’s marriage to John Coltrane was destined, as though by cosmic…
Lindsey Rhoades | May 19, 2017 - 1:15 pm

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An Appreciation Of Chris Cornell, Chronicler Of The Black Days

I keep going back to the last time I saw Chris Cornell. In light of yesterday's news, it's the only comfort I can find.
Michael Tedder | May 19, 2017 - 11:52 am

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The Power Child: 20 Great Chris Cornell Moments

When an iconic figure dies -- and too many have died lately -- a simple eulogy, even an empathetic and observant and beautifully written one,…
Tom Breihan | May 18, 2017 - 5:14 pm

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All These New Songs With “Coachella” In The Title, Ranked

Late last night, Lana Del Rey released her new single "Coachella - Woodstock In My Mind." With it, she became the fourth major-ish artist to…
Tom Breihan | May 15, 2017 - 2:30 pm

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Are You Experienced At 50: Why Jimi Hendrix Still Matters In A World Without Guitar Solos

Do kids still pick up guitars and dream of being Jimi Hendrix? His name remains synonymous with rock stardom and revolution, or else a world-conquering…
Chris DeVille | May 12, 2017 - 3:42 pm

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Actress’ Darren Cunningham: Chrome Is Burning

Speaking by phone from London, Darren Cunningham doesn't initially want to explain the process behind his new album, AZD, the fifth he's released under the…
Sasha Frere-Jones | May 11, 2017 - 1:23 pm

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Confessions Of A Fanboy Who Drove 15 Minutes To See Def Leppard & Poison

It's glorious. The curtain drops, and there they are. They look brighter than everything around them, and it's not just the expertly planned-out light show…
Tom Breihan | May 8, 2017 - 3:34 pm

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Why Even Non-Heads Should Listen To Grateful Dead’s Famous Cornell Show From 40 Years Ago Today

Conrad Doucette is a writer and percussionist (Takka Takka, the National, Bob Weir) who co-curated and performed on last year’s massive Grateful Dead comp Day
Conrad Doucette | May 8, 2017 - 11:33 am

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9 Times This Decade Mavis Staples Was As Vital As Ever

"Mama Mavis, oh my mama they try my patience. It’s gone, who’s left to save us? I’m praying for my neighbors," raps Pusha T on…
Margaret Farrell | May 5, 2017 - 10:49 am

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Your Guide To Rap’s Self-Professed Rockstar Lil Uzi Vert

Lil Uzi Vert isn't a rapper. "I'm a rockstar / I'm a rockstar / I'm a rockstar," he declared on Playboi Carti's most recent single,…
David Turner | April 25, 2017 - 1:48 pm

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Rattle & Humble: Will Kendrick Lamar & U2’s “XXX” Be The Most Self-Righteous Song Of All Time?

Imagine the hubris. We can argue all day about the relative merits of U2's last 20 or so years of recorded music, but U2 remain…
Tom Breihan | April 11, 2017 - 3:31 pm

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Confessions Of A Fanboy Who Drove 10 Hours To See Radiohead

Since the beginning of time -- or the summer between my junior and senior years of high school, same diff -- the story has been…
Chris DeVille | April 10, 2017 - 2:51 pm
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