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  • Motorhead frontman, rock icon ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister dead at 70

    Motorhead frontman, rock icon ‘Lemmy’ Kilmister dead at 70

    By Sandy Cohen Associated Press LOS ANGELES — Lanky and long-haired, with mutton chops and moles, Ian “Lemmy” Kilmister looked and lived like a hard-rock hero. He founded Motorhead in 1975, and continued recording and touring with the band until his death. He began every legendary live show with the announcement, “We are Motorhead, and we play rock and roll!” The singer and bassist died Monday at age 70 after a brief battle with aggressive cancer, said his agent Andrew […]

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  • John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Sam Bush on 2016 Telluride Bluegrass lineup

    John Prine, Emmylou Harris, Sam Bush on 2016 Telluride Bluegrass lineup

    Second Story Garage staff The Sam Bush Band, Emmylou Harris and John Prine are among the artists on the initial lineup for the 2016 Telluride Bluegrass Festival, the show’s producer, Planet Bluegrass, announced on Friday, Dec. 18. The initial lineup for the June 16-19 festival also includes Neil Finn, from the 1980s band Crowded House, Bela Fleck & The Flecktones, Yonder Mountain String Band, Del McCoury Band, Tim O’Brien Band, Leftover Salmon, Punch Brothers, Jerry Douglas Band and Greensky Bluegrass. […]

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  • Did Adele give us a preview of her North American tour?

    Did Adele give us a preview of her North American tour?

    By Mikael Wood Los Angeles Times (TNS) After nearly every song in her NBC-TV concert special, an expression of relief washed over Adele’s face, as though the only thought inside her head was, “I got through that one. Whew.” This, of course, is why we love Adele (or part of why, anyway). Although she possesses one of the most powerful voices in pop, the young British singer presents herself as a bundle of insecurities, someone just as powerless as you […]

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  • N.W.A. joins quartet of 1970s hitmakers in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    N.W.A. joins quartet of 1970s hitmakers in Rock and Roll Hall of Fame

    By David Bauder Associated Press NEW YORK — The groundbreaking Los Angeles rap act N.W.A. will join a quartet of 1970s era FM radio rockers — Chicago, Cheap Trick, Deep Purple and Steve Miller — as 2016 inductees into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. N.W.A., led by Dr. Dre and Ice Cube, was elected after three unsuccessful nominations in a year when a movie about their career, “Straight Outta Compton,” was a box office hit. Their hard-core tales […]

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  • Kendrick the King: Rapper leads Grammys with 11 nominations

    Kendrick the King: Rapper leads Grammys with 11 nominations

    By Mesfin Fekadu Associated Press NEW YORK — Kendrick Lamar is the king of the Grammys: The rapper is the leading nominee for the 2016 awards with 11, including album of the year for To Pimp a Butterfly” and song of the year for “Alright.” Lamar, who won two Grammys earlier this year, is followed by Taylor Swift and the Weeknd, who each earned seven nominations, including album of the year. Butterfly, 1989 and Beauty Behind the Madness will battle […]

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  • Scott Weiland, rocker, lyricist and self-described ‘tenacious drug addict,’ dead at 48

    Scott Weiland, rocker, lyricist and self-described ‘tenacious drug addict,’ dead at 48

    By Randall Roberts Los Angeles Times (TNS) Scott Weiland, the charismatic rock vocalist who first gained fame with the multi-platinum 1990s Los Angeles rock band Stone Temple Pilots, has died. The singer, who rose as part of the grunge-rock scene that also spawned Alice in Chains and Pearl Jam, was found unresponsive in a parked RV in Minnesota while on tour. Weiland and his band, the Wildabouts, were scheduled to perform a concert at the Medina Entertainment Center in Hamel, […]

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