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Lollapalooza has defied the old F. Scott Fitzgerald adage from The Last Tycoon that "there are no second acts in American life." Since 2005, Perry Farrell and partners have hunkered down in Chicago's Grant Park (for the American version) to bring the once-alternative playground that spit in the face of the mainstream more into the…

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Author: Daniel Kohn
Posted: July 31, 2021, 7:04 pm

When Mark Ronson was working on his namesake AppleTV+ documentary, Watch the Sound with Mark Ronson, there was no shortage of not just internationally acclaimed artists he had access to, but genre sonic pioneers willing to sit down with the super-producer and expose secrets behind some of their biggest songs.

Calm, yet exceedingly

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Author: Jolie Lash
Posted: July 31, 2021, 12:08 am

In the history of Chicago concerts, there has likely never been as much riding on a live music event as on Lollapalooza 2021. It’s been less than two months since the city fully "reopened" for the first time since the COVID-19 pandemic sent it spinning into lockdown, and like elsewhere in the country, the rise

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Author: Jamie Ludwig
Posted: July 30, 2021, 9:49 pm

Kurt Cobain's childhood home in Aberdeen, Washington has long been the ultimate pilgrimage destination for Nirvana fans. But as of last week, it became official. Washington's Department of Archeology and Historic Preservation included the late singer's home to the state's Heritage Register as a culturally important building. And soon, fans will get to walk in…

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Author: Sarah Grant
Posted: July 30, 2021, 8:52 pm

Carol Ades was born in New Jersey a quarter of a century ago, and now lives in Los Angeles, America's flypaper for determined actors and musicians. She is a brilliant songwriter who is going to become a big star. That is currently a prediction but soon will be a dry, very obvious fact and no-one…

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Author: Bob Guccione Jr
Posted: July 30, 2021, 8:08 pm

Name David Crosby

Best known for Probably harmony. I do good harmonies.

Current city Central California.

Really want to be in No, I really like it here [in California]. I do like Western Europe. I like England and France and Italy and Spain, particularly Italy.

Excited about

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Author: Liza Lentini
Posted: July 30, 2021, 6:30 pm

With more than 1 billion streams and over 1 million records sold, there’s a good chance you’ve turned to Joshua Radin’s soothing songs to define a moment in your life. Since launching his career in 2004, the singer-songwriter views his music as a healing force, and if you’ve heard any of his hits off of

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Author: Liza Lentini
Posted: July 29, 2021, 11:44 pm

A special album reissue from Ozzy Osbourne is on its way. Come September 17 (fun fact: this is the same date the album was originally released), we'll have access to his 1991 album No More Tears with 12 new rare tracks hitting streaming services for the first time ever.

No More Tears will arrive…

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Author: Anna VanValkenburgh
Posted: July 29, 2021, 10:05 pm

LP has been promised all the right things by all the right people.

Her voice, a glorious warble that spans three octaves, has incited bidding wars between major labels. She’s been signed as an artist six different times, all while fine-tuning her craft as a songwriter — writing hit songs for the likes

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Author: Sarah Grant
Posted: July 29, 2021, 8:00 pm

Their name does not stand for Pre-Startup Safety Review, but is more like a sound — pisser (come on class, say piss-er) — which Merriam-Webster calls "someone or something that is difficult and vulgar," is Euro-speak for the men's room, and/or a term for a hot, sweaty, beer-soaked good time. Unleashed by Australia's Golden Robot

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Author: Jonathan Rowe
Posted: July 29, 2021, 8:00 pm