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  • With Lou Reed, any interview could be a battle

    "Lou Reed: The Last Interview and Other Conversations"; Melville House (128 pages, $15.95) When I saw the latest entrant in Melville House's "Last Interview" series, I almost did a spit take. In a series that offers the thoughtful, provocative and...
  • Grammys 2015: At MusiCares gala, Bob Dylan overshadows his admirers

    Grammys 2015: At MusiCares gala, Bob Dylan overshadows his admirers
    Not surprisingly given the honoree, a sense of mystery ran through the first 90 or so minutes of the annual Grammy-week MusiCares Person of the Year fundraising gala. As acts including Bonnie Raitt, Los Lobos, Neil Young, Bruce Springsteen, Norah Jones,...
  • Stevie Ray Vaughan tops fan vote for 2015 Rock Hall induction

    Stevie Ray Vaughan tops fan vote for 2015 Rock Hall induction
    Texas blues-rock guitar hero Stevie Ray Vaughan and his band Double Trouble are the runaway fan favorites for induction into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame for 2015, according to just-concluded balloting at the hall’s website. Vaughan, who died at...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces Class of 2015. See how good our predictions were

    Rock and Roll Hall of Fame announces Class of 2015. See how good our predictions were
    Green Day, Lou Reed and Joan Jett and The Blackhearts and Stevie Ray Vaughn are among the 2015 inductees for the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, the hall announced this morning. Just as Lehigh Valley Music said they should be. Kraftwerk, the Marvelettes,...
  • Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan among Rock Hall inductees

    Lou Reed, Green Day, Stevie Ray Vaughan among Rock Hall inductees
    Lou Reed, Green Day, Ringo Starr, Stevie Ray Vaughan and Joan Jett will be welcomed into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as part of the 2015 class of inductees along with influential blues bandleader Paul Butterfield, R&B singer-songwriter Bill Withers...
  • Rock and Roll Hall of Fame: Seven complaints about its 2015 selections

    Congratulations to the new herd of musicians just named as inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Minus the context, all have proved themselves notable enough to be part of a trending topic for a few days per year, as well as serving as pawns in a...
  • Neil Gaiman on his love for David Bowie

    Neil Gaiman on his love for David Bowie
    Everyone geeks out over someone, particularly those whom others geek out over. John Lennon, introduced to Jerry Lee Lewis, fell to the ground and kissed the Killer's shoes. Even Charles Dickens wrote fan letters to George Eliot so barely contained...
  • Bowie, Philly soul and Dylan are boxed set standouts in 2014

    Bowie, Philly soul and Dylan are boxed set standouts in 2014
    Here are some of the most notable box sets this year in rock and pop: Michael Bloomfield, "From His Head to his Heart to his Hands"(Columbia/Legacy, $46): A herculean guitarist from Chicago's suburbs, Bloomfield stood at the leading edge of the rock-...
  • The outsized influence of Margaret Anderson's Little Review

    The outsized influence of Margaret Anderson's Little Review
    To open, an analogy: Margaret Anderson and The Little Review are to independent publishing what Lou Reed and the Velvet Underground are to music. In a 1982 interview with Musician magazine, Brian Eno observed that while the first Velvet Underground...
  • Originality enlivens the birthday party for Hurricane Mama

    Originality enlivens the birthday party for Hurricane Mama
    Hurricane Mama, the Walt Disney Concert Hall organ, is a young mama, but she's already made her mark as the model for a 21st century organ. For her 10th birthday party Sunday night, she had a brood of nine performers on hand to celebrate. And the first...
  • Review: Patti Smith's great music, grand theater

    Review: Patti Smith's great music, grand theater
    It was fitting that Patti Smith performed on All Souls' Day. The high priestess of punk has always exuded a mystical aura. Her two shows on Sunday at the Old Town School of Folk Music celebrated a number of folks who have passed on. Accompanied by...