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  • So you want to be a rock 'n' roll memoirist

     So you want to be a rock 'n' roll memoirist
    Neil Young isn't the only rocker vying for readers this fall. Inspired, no doubt, by the critical and commercial success of recent volumes by Keith Richards and Patti Smith (the latter of which won a National Book Award in 2010), a host of musicians have entered the memoir game of late, crowding bookstore shelves with backstage tales of guitars, groupies and how that No. 1 hit has always been misunderstood. Not all of these artists enjoy the respect showered upon Young and his classic-rock cronies. But in publishing, as in pop, light voices sometimes carry heavy loads.
  • Donald 'Duck' Dunn dies at 70; bassist for Booker T. & the MG's

    Donald 'Duck' Dunn dies at 70; bassist for Booker T. & the MG's
    As the bass player on dozens of the most soulful hits in the history of pop music, Donald "Duck" Dunn often found himself out on the road playing to fans who had assumed he was black like the stars he supported, notably Otis Redding, Wilson Pickett and...

    Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band

    Levon Helm dies at 71; drummer and singer with the Band
    Levon Helm is most widely known for the songs he sang that found their way onto the pop charts during his long tenure as drummer and singer for the Band: "Up On Cripple Creek," "The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down" and "Don't Do It," earthy and infectious...

    Festival of Books: Authors Keret and Gray keep the whimsy coming

     
    In a lively panel discussion at the L.A. Times Festival of Books, writers Ben Loory, Etgar Keret, Amelia Gray and Sara Levine discussed their writing process and, of course, squid.

    Jonathan Demme on directing 'Neil Young Journeys' concert film

     
    'Neil Young Journeys' is the new concert film directed by Jonathan Demme. It's the third collaboration between Rock and Roll Hall of Fame singer, songwriter and guitarist Neil Young and filmmaker Jonathan Demme.