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  • Adele, Hudson and the energy of archetype elevate Grammy telecast

    Adele, Hudson and the energy of archetype elevate Grammy telecast
    I haven't watched a Grammy telecast all the way through in quite awhile. As much as I love the great TV-music moments when they happen, there haven't been enough of them lately to keep me tuned in when all the wretched excess, bizarre productions and...
  • Lila Downs a singer without borders

    Lila Downs a singer without borders
    Lila Downs’ music is a lot like her upbringing: threads of seemingly unrelated cultures woven into an exotic, ever-shifting hybrid. She’s done everything from studying anthropology to dropping out of school to follow the Grateful Dead. She was...
  • Jane Scott dies at 92; longtime rock critic

    Jane Scott dies at 92; longtime rock critic
    Jane Scott was a code breaker for the Navy during World War II. She owned a wind-up Victrola. And the first song she ever loved was from the big band era: a Jimmy Rushing hit for Count Basie called "Sent for You Yesterday (And Here You Come Today)." So...
  • Jerry Ragovoy dies at 80; songwriter had hits with Rolling Stones, Janis Joplin

    Soul songwriter Jerry Ragovoy wrote one of his more famous tunes – "Time Is On My Side," which turned into a massive hit for the Rolling Stones — under the pseudonym of Norman Meade. He was saving his own name for the works he planned to...
  • Amy Winehouse Found Dead In London

    Amy Winehouse Found Dead In London
    British pop singer Amy Winehouse was reportedly found dead inside her London apartment Saturday afternoon. According to several reports, emergency medical services were called to Winehouse's flat where they discovered the unconscious pop star. Local...
  • Amy Winehouse, dead at 27: One acclaimed album, great promise left unfulfilled

    Amy Winehouse, dead at 27: One acclaimed album, great promise left unfulfilled
    Amy Winehouse, who was found dead Saturday at her home in London, left behind a small body of celebrated work and immeasurable unfulfilled promise. She was 27. Authorities were investigating the cause of the British singer’s death. But, sadly, it...
  • Amy Winehouse dies at 27; iconoclastic British singer-songwriter

    Amy Winehouse dies at 27; iconoclastic British singer-songwriter
    British singer-songwriter Amy Winehouse was a phenomenon: a Jewish girl from a London suburb with a retro beehive, a devil-may-care attitude and a voice that channeled Aretha Franklin and Ruth Brown. Music industry figures on both sides of the Atlantic...
  • Britain's "Rehab" singer Amy Winehouse dies at age 27

    LONDON (Reuters) - Amy Winehouse, one of the most talented singers of her generation whose hit song "Rehab" summed up her struggles with addiction, died in London on Saturday at the age of 27. The Grammy winner, famed for her black beehive hair,...
  • The 27 Club: Destiny or Myth?

    The 27 Club: Destiny or Myth?
    With Amy Winehouse's funeral held Tuesday in London, she joins a growing list of musicians whose lives ended too soon.  She's joined the ranks of fellow rockstars like Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin, who all died at the age of 27.  Together, they make up...
  • The Reading Life: Ellen Willis, rocking the rock music boat

    The Reading Life: Ellen Willis, rocking the rock music boat
    I've long considered Ellen Willis something of a hero. I hope I live longer than she did (Willis died in 2006, at 64), but otherwise, it's an exemplary life. She was the first pop music critic of the New Yorker, writing 56 pieces for the magazine from...
  • New Book 'The Rolling Stone Years' Captures Iconic Musicians

    New Book 'The Rolling Stone Years' Captures Iconic Musicians
    Baron Wolman, the first chief photographer for Rolling Stone Magazine stopped by to talk about his new coffee table book "The Rolling Stone Years" featuring iconic and rare photos plus the stories behind the photos of his work at the early days of Rolling...