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RIP Joel Burrows

30 Oct

Multi-instrumentalist Joel Burrows, most famous for his work done with The Minders and The Thermals passed away yesterday.   Continue reading

RIP Special Agent Seagate

6 Sep

Life is filled with stress and many of life’s most stressful moments are a result of the loss of loved ones – the loss of a spouse, the loss of a parent, the loss of a child, the loss of Continue reading

RIP Bill Doss

2 Aug

Yesterday Bill Doss passed away at the age of 43.  Doss was a co-founder of The Elephant Six Recording Company which championed the American neo-psychedelic resurgence in bands like The Apples in Stereo, Neutral Milk Hotel, Of Montreal and Doss’ own band, The Olivia Tremor Control.  Doss is mourned Continue reading

RIP Levon Helm

21 Apr

This past Tuesday Helm’s wife and daughter asked fans to pray for Levon as he had end-stage cancer.  At 1:30pm on Thursday, Levon Helm passed away at age 72.

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A lot of young music enthusiasts go through a classic rock phase when they are younger.  You come home from school one day and ask your parents “What did you guys listen to when you were my age?” Continue reading

Layne Staley: 10 Years Gone

5 Apr

April 5th, 2012 marks the ten year anniversary of the death of Alice in Chains’ frontman, Layne Staley.  Staley was the lead vocalist and predominant songwriter for Alice in Chains which is one of the most memorable and influential Grunge/Alt. Rock bands of the 1990’s.  AiC’s debut, Facelift, their iconic follow-up, Dirt, second, acoustic EP, Jar of Flies and final self-titled LP (sometimes referred to by fans as Tripod because of the three-legged dog on the albums cover) are all certified platinum.

Alice in Chains’ sound, owed heavily to Staley’s dark, pain-stricken vocals and Continue reading

RIP Barney Rosset

25 Feb

Owner/publisher of Grove Press from 1951-1985 and founder of the Evergreen Review, Barney Rosset, passed away on Wednesday at the age of 89.

Rosset was a counter cultural icon and 1st Amendment revolutionary that was pegged as a peddler of smut in the 50’s and 60’s.  Rosset and Grove Press defended the publication of D.H. Lawrence’s Lady Chatterley’s Lover, Henry Miller’s Tropic of Cancer and William S. Burroughs’ Naked Lunch among other works, citing their literary/artistic merit.  Decades later, those three novels Continue reading