Choose Your Companions: The Grateful Dead's Bill Vitt on Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders

Choose Your Companions: The Grateful Dead's Bill Vitt on Jerry Garcia and Merl Saunders

By Jedd Beaudoin

18 Jan 2017 // 2:00 AM

"We never rehearsed. That probably helped." Grateful Dead drummer Vitt looks back on how it all started and what it meant. ...

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A Minute to Breathe: Interview With Nine Inch Nails' Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross

By Evan Sawdey

17 Jan 2017 // 6:44 AM

"The last thing I wanted to do was make a song that was preachy about climate change," says Reznor, who with Ross tackles the world's biggest issues on their own terms....

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The dilemma across 2016 lay in how much politics to include in a creative project that began as a way for a pair of middle-aged solo artists to blow off steam and have fun making rap music together....

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Karl Denson Brings Balance to the Force in 60th Birthday Fillmore Fiesta>

The fact that Denson turns 60 on this same day that beloved Rebel Alliance leader Leia Organa has passed away at the age of 60 herself presents some deep insight on what a difference lifestyle can make in human longevity. ...

New Monsoon Storms Terrapin Crossroads for Rhythm Reunion>

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Electric Six's Dick Valentine Invites You to Dance the Night Away

// Sound Affects

"Having put out a dozen albums in as many years, the members of demented disco rock outfit Electric Six show no signs of slowing down.

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