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  • 'Crazy Heart'

    'Crazy Heart'
    There's a powerful symmetry at work in "Crazy Heart" that's impossible to resist. It's a parallel between protagonist Bad Blake, a country singer whose entire life has led him to a nadir of disintegration, and star Jeff Bridges, whose exceptional film...
  • The 10 Best Songs in 'Rock Band: Country Track Pack'

    The 10 Best Songs in 'Rock Band: Country Track Pack'
    Music games have the power to turn people on to new music. And what genre needs more rehabilitation than country music? More people hate on Nashville's music than live in the entire state of Tennessee. I've been playing "Rock Band: Country Track Pack"...
  • Shooter Jennings and Stephen King team for 'Black Ribbons'

    Shooter Jennings and Stephen King team for 'Black Ribbons'
    The world that Shooter Jennings has created in his ambitious new album, "Black Ribbons," is more ominous than brave and more nerve-rackingly familiar than new in presenting a scenario of the dark days ahead for humankind in the tradition of Aldous Huxley'...
  • Don't have to call me Waylon Jennings

     
    by Fred Bob, special to the Swamp The home video surely will make you seasick. But once you wade into the thick of the crowd, the magnitude of the purported world record set Sunday in Luckenbach, Texas -- 1,857 guitar-pickers......
  • Billy Joe Shaver in L.A.: A conversation

     
    While three of members of country music royalty -- Emmylou Harris, Vince Gill and Dwight Yoakam -- gathered Thursday night at the shiny new 2,000-seat Club Nokia for a tony dinner and concert fundraiser benefiting the Country Music Hall of......
  • Oscar watch: Going crazy over 'Crazy Heart'

     
    I'd be lying if I didn't admit to having a serious bout of trepidation when I headed off the other night to see "Crazy Heart," the new Fox Searchlight film that stars Jeff Bridges as Bad Blake, a hard-drinking, faded......
  • Scott Cooper: The body and soul behind 'Crazy Heart'

     
    The critics have been raving nonstop, and rightfully so, over Jeff Bridges' peerless performance in "Crazy Heart" as Bad Blake, the burned-out country music star who finds himself running on empty, reduced to playing bowling alleys as he tries to......
  • Hank Thompson: 'Crazy Heart's' real-life Bad Blake

     
    Jeff Bridges' star turn in "Crazy Heart" as downtrodden country music legend Bad Blake has been earning the veteran actor some of the most glowing reviews of his career, from writers who have invoked the names of many real-life musicians......
  • Stephen King's scary list: commercial radio, contemporary country music

     
    What scares horrormeister Stephen King? How about terrestrial radio? The prolific author has always been a passionate music fan, even moonlighting as a rock star on occasion as a part-time member of Dave Barry’s ad hoc literary rock band, the......
  • Coachella, beyond the main stage: Deer Tick brings an outlaw attitude to the desert

     
    COACHELLA COUNTDOWN: In the days leading up to the three-day Indio fest that begins Friday, Pop & Hiss gives you the reasons to arrive before the headliners. Who: Deer Tick From: Providence, Rhode Island Reason to care: In a just......
  • Billy Joe Shaver returns to L.A. on Saturday

     
    There are outlaws and there are outlaws in country music. There's the metaphorical type, represented by musical iconoclasts such as Willie Nelson and Waylon Jennings, and the literal kind, like Merle Haggard, who did a stint in San Quentin for......