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  • Chicago air guitar champ Nordic Thunder is a Pepper, too

    Chicago air guitar champ Nordic Thunder is a Pepper, too
    Bo Diddley, Buddy Guy, Tom Morello, Patrick Stump ... the list of gifted guitarists from Chicago is a long one, and the list of their accomplishments is even longer. But one thing none of them ever had was a Dr. Pepper commercial. Apparently none of their fretwork ever approached the uniqueness of the Doctor's 23-flavor blend.
  • Getting the music right on 'Not Fade Away'

    Getting the music right on 'Not Fade Away'
    Steven Van Zandt's gig on "Not Fade Away" began with a disappointment. The first feature from "Sopranos" creator David Chase, the film follows a group of New Jersey high-school kids as they put together a garage band in the wake of the British Invasion....

    Paul McCartney on (the topic of) drugs

    Paul McCartney on (the topic of) drugs
    The Library of Congress is full of wonderful treasures, and today it released a new chestful: a collection of interviews on topics such as sex, drugs and rock and roll. Included is Paul McCartney relating how pot and other drugs boosted the Beatles'...

    Mickey Baker dies at 87; rhythm and blues, rock guitarist

    Mickey Baker, an exceptional 1950s session guitarist who played on hundreds of recordings, helping to transform rhythm and blues into rock 'n' roll, died Tuesday at his home near Toulouse, France, according to French media reports. He was 87. A cause of...

    The Rocky Mountain highlights of John Denver's career: Speaking with his bassist about new tribute show

    Alan Deremo, who played bass in John Denver’s band in the 1990s, says he was preparing more than a year ago to play at the opening of the Colorado Music Hall of Fame when Denver’s estate approached him about joining...