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‘Hallelujah’ and farewell to Leonard Cohen

Ben Fong-Torres Posted to Music News on November 14, 2016

  Only a few weeks before the news broke about his death, Leonard Cohen was the subject of a piece in The New Yorker, which detailed the ailments that had kept him off the road the past couple of years; compressed fractures of the back that did not deter him from making music. And so it was that he managed to write songs and complete a new album, his 14th, entitled You Want it Darker and released just days before he passed away in Los Angeles. Even at age 82, and in need of sp…

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Nicole Zeitzer Johnson Posted to Music News on August 23, 2016

Known for the greatest collaborations in live music, the 2016 LOCKN’ Music Festival kicks off on August, 25th in Arrington, Virginia and you can watch it all from your couch (or on the go) with our FREE LIVE Stream!  *(details below) Two nights of Phish (two sets each night)! Two nights of Ween! My Morning Jacket! Phil Lesh & Friends (with members of Phish one night and Gary Clark Jr. and Chris Robinson another)! Tedeschi Trucks Band, a Gary Clark Jr. set! and so much…

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Happy Birthday and Hats Off to Carlos Santana

Ben Fong-Torres Posted to Music News on July 20, 2016

 What a shock the NBA Finals were for a lot of fans of the Golden State Warriors.  No, I don’t mean losing to the Cleveland Cavaliers. I mean seeing Carlos Santana playing the National Anthem in Game 2, accompanied by his wife and drummer, Cindy Blackman Santana. As they did in last year’s Finals, they performed brilliantly. The surprise was that Carlos went hatless, exposing a James Taylor-like dome. A shock, and I say salud.  On his 69th birthday, whic…

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This Week in Music History

Posted to Music News on June 28, 2016

June 27
1944 - Bruce Johnston, vocals and guitar for The Beach Boys was born on this date. June 28
1977 - Mark Stoermer, bass guitarist for The Killers, was born on this date. June 29
1996 - Record producer George Martin received a Knighthood. July 1
1968 - The Band released their debut album Music From Big Pink.
1983 - A New Jersey-based quintet called Bon Jovi signed to Phonogram's Mercury Records.
2008 - Whitesnake guitarist, Mel Galley, passed a…

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This Week in Music History

Posted to Music News on June 21, 2016

June 20
1942 - Brian Wilson's (Beach Boys) birthday June 21
1981 - Brandon Flowers (The Killers) b'day
2001 - John Lee Hooker, American blues singer and guitarist died in his sleep at the age of 83 June 22
1936 - Kris Kristofferson's birthday 
1953 - Cyndi Lauper's birthday
1963 - 13-year old Stevie Wonder first entered the US singles chart as Little Stevie Wonder
2008 - Coldplay made history with their “Viva La Vida” single. &n…

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