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Rush or Chic? Randy Newman or N.W.A? Music fans have about a week left to let their voices be heard for the first time on who deserves to get into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame next year. Fortunately, making a choice between those artists isn’t...
-------------------- Supernatural Strategies for Making a Rock 'n' Roll Band Ian F. Svenonius Akashic: 250 pp., $14.95 paper -------------------- Rock 'n' roll is not a joke, a pastime or a hobby. Nor is it a mystical "calling" that only a chosen...
The Rolling Stones in 2012 may no longer be a great rock 'n' roll band, but the act can certainly leave a crowd wanting more. The above is not meant to disparage anyone celebrating a 50th anniversary, nor does it offer a revelation. The Stones have been...
Ed Cassidy, the drummer whose musical background influenced the jazz-tinged sound of the band Spirit, which emerged in the late 1960s as one of the West Coast's premier rock groups, has died. He was 89. Cassidy died Thursday of cancer at an assisted...
A nine-piece band replete with tuba, washboard, accordion, fiddle, mandolin, trumpet and guitar joyously pumped out early 20th century standards such as "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out," Muddy Waters' deep blues and original tunes that would...
Wake up the kids, parents. The nominations for the 55th edition of the Grammy Awards are to be unveiled Wednesday night, and Pop & Hiss will be providing live coverage of the proceedings. This year, the Recording Academy has gone country, staging its...
This post has been corrected. See below for details. Among the pleas and invectives, yowls and barks coming from Patti Smith on stage at the Wiltern on Friday, the bellowed cries of “free money!” “Gloria!” and “Pussy Riot!&...
-------------------- Who Am I A Memoir Pete Townshend Harper: 544 pp., $32.50 -------------------- Pete Townshend has always been rock 'n' roll's reluctant warrior. The driving force behind the legendary band the Who, Townshend revolutionized rock...
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When he decided to put together a home movie about highlights of his dad’s life and career, Denny Tedesco did what a lot of children do at some point in their lives. What distinguished the product of his efforts from the thousands or millions of...
NEW ORLEANS — The cab careened past Washington Square and onto Frenchmen Street. It was close to 10 p.m., and the neighborhood was filled with locals adorned with tattoos, piercings and lots of ragged black accessories. "The cab drivers call this...
One of the great left-field surprises of the 1980s pop music scene came with the arrival of Big Daddy, a whimsical band that reimagined hits of the day as they might have sounded had they been recorded in the 1950s. The conceit was that the group’s...
-------------------- Big Day Coming Yo La Tengo and the Rise of Indie Rock Jesse Jarnow Gotham Books: 362 pp., $18 -------------------- This is as scintillating as it gets: The opening and closing anecdotes of "Big Day Coming" revolve around typos....
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