James A. Cosby
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Jim is an attorney and music writer living in Philadelphia. His first book is DEVIL’S MUSIC, HOLY ROLLERS, AND HILLBILLIES: HOW AMERICA GAVE BIRTH TO ROCK AND ROLL (McFarland & Company, Inc.), available on Amazon, and was excerpted on PopMatters: http://tinyurl.com/lcp8qvh and below at “More Features”). Jim has previously published several law review articles on the parent-child relationship, and his work has appeared in various outlets such as Curator magazine online and Gonzo Today, and he previously wrote for MusicOMH.com. Jim can be contacted at [email protected]

Features // 10 Articles
Reviews // 3 Articles

Metallica Is Back: They Never Were the Bad Guys | 12 Jan 2017 // 9:30 PM

Metallica's already huge legacy is solidifying, and history is treating them quite well.

Rock Pioneer Lloyd Price Has a Couple of Stories to Tell | 2 Feb 2016 // 10:00 PM

Rock and Roll Hall of Famer and rock pioneer Lloyd Price’s life has been much more interesting than yours or mine, from writing hits with Fats Domino to playing an influential role in the Rumble in the Jungle. Yet Price still has many more yarns to spin even now.


Made in America Festival 2015 | 19 Oct 2015 // 4:43 AM

Even though it is on Labor Day and it is called “Made in America", this fest has nothing to do with manufacturing jobs. Instead, this is Jay Z’s vision of a new – or renewed – sense of patriotism.

Dave Chappelle: 21 December 2013 - Philadelphia, PA | 14 Jan 2014 // 3:00 AM

Dave Chappelle jokes that Philly, as the birthplace of America, is "the perfect place to end my career".

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U2's 'The Joshua Tree' Tour Reminds the Audience of their Politics

// Notes from the Road

"The Joshua Tree tour highlights U2's classic album with an epic and unforgettable new experience.

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