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Greg Graffin knows something about teenage rebellion. As the young singer for one of SoCal's most prominent hard-core punk bands, Bad Religion, raging against parental control (and the global system) was his core mission in the early 1980s. Although...
In a concert last month at Hollywood's Hotel Cafe, the buzzy English singer Paloma Faith crouched down near the floor to sing "Let Me Down Easy." It's a tough-love song associated with a number of hardy soul-music veterans, including Bettye LaVette and...
"Sweet Joe" Russell, who spent half a century harmonizing with the Persuasions, an influential vocal group widely regarded as the "kings of a cappella," has died. He was 72. Russell died May 5 in a Brooklyn hospice after a long struggle with diabetes,...
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Pop & HissClassic-film fans know all about Frank Capra’s 1941 political treatise “Meet John Doe.” Soon, music lovers will have the chance to “Meet Joe Smith,” and in the process get a little closer to dozens of the most important...
Pop & HissHighlights from the first two days of the 2012 Stagecoach Country Music Festival include performances by Miranda Lambert, Steve Martin, Blake Shelton and Jason Aldean. The Mavericks reunion and roots-rock singer-songwriter Dave Alvin also provided...
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...
Pop & HissThe Chieftains and the Low Anthem's 'School Days Over': A new video featuring the Low Anthem and the Chieftains premieres on Pop & Hiss. Ireland's Chieftains collaborate with Rhode Island's Low Anthem on the song "School Days Over."...
Pop & HissPresident Obama sang the blues on Tuesday with B.B. King, Mick Jagger and Buddy Guy for a White House blues concert. The President is one of many chief executives who have shown their musical talents in office....
Pop & HissHard rock guitarist Ronnie Montrose died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound on March 3, according to a report released last Friday by the San Mateo County Coroner’s office. Although he was battling prostate cancer, he did not succumb to that illness,...
Show TrackerA recap of the X Factor, judges' houses round, part two, in which Chris Rene and Melanie Amaro perform....
Pop & HissRickie Lee Jones' intimate set at Bardot in Hollywood...
Pop & HissBob Dylan's project completing unfinished Hank Williams songs due Oct. 4. Bob Dylan enlists help from Merle Haggard, Sheryl Crow, Lucinda Williams, Norah Jones, others....
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