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Joe Vitale Remembers Charlie Watts: ‘A Drummer’s Drummer’

Legendary jazz and rock drummer Charlie Watts, a member of The Rolling Stones since the band's inception in 1963, died on Tuesday, August 24,...
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Pop Art Legend John Van Hamersveld Drops First NFT Collection

John Van Hamersveld, the legendary multi-disciplinary artist who created "The Endless Summer" Day-Glo pop art poster and more than 400 album covers including The...
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EGOT Mel Brooks ‘All About Me!’ Autobiography Due in November

The first autobiography by comedy legend and EGOT (Emmy, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony- winner) Mel Brooks, appropriately and enthusiastically titled "All About Me! –...
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John Jorgenson on His Bluegrass Band, Herb Pedersen & Chris Hillman

The John Jorgenson Bluegrass Band made its long-awaited return to the concert stage in late July 2021, bringing its high-lonesome harmonies and wide-ranging instrumental...
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Herb Pedersen on J2B2, DRB, Pal Chris Hillman’s ‘Time Between’

Herb Pedersen, one of the pioneers and legends of folk-rock, country-rock, and contemporary bluegrass, is happy to be back on the concert stage as...
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Little Steven (Van Zandt) ‘Freedom – No Compromise’ Q&A, 1987

In anticipation of "Unrequited Infatuations," the first memoir by rock guitarist, songwriter, singer, bandleader, record and radio producer, and activist Stevie Van Vandt (aka...
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Jackson’s Beatles ‘Get Back’ Film Doc to Debut on Disney+ Nov. 25-27

Disney+ will premiere “The Beatles: Get Back,” a Disney+ original documentary series directed by Peter Jackson on November 25, 26, and 27, The Walt...
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Chris Hillman ‘Time Between’ Autobiography Q&A, Part 2

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman covered a wide range of subjects in two February 2021 interviews with this writer for a...
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‘Bring Music Home’ Book Documents Havoc COVID Pandemic Played on Live Music

A massive coffee table photography book titled "Bring Music Home," documenting the havoc wreaked by the COVID-19 pandemic on live music across the United...
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Chris Hillman ‘Time Between’ Autobiography Q&A, Pt. 1

Rock & Roll Hall of Famer Chris Hillman spoke about his celebrated autobiography, "Time Between: My Life as a Byrd, Burrito Brother and Beyond,”...
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