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Johnny Cash Documentary: 10 Things We Learned From ‘American Rebel’

September 12th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

When it comes to the extraordinary life, career and legacy of Johnny Cash, just scratching the surface would be a daunting task for any documentary filmmaker. Revisiting the legend that is the Man in Black can prove challenging, especially when the central subject has already been portrayed in an Oscar-winning biopic and numerous books and [...]

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Inside Marty Stuart’s Forgotten Native American Opus ‘Badlands’

August 16th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

When he hits the road this fall, Marty Stuart will take a few minutes to tell the story of Badlands: Ballads of the Lakota, his daring concept album about the Lakota Sioux, released 10 years ago this October. It’s a decidedly under-the-radar release, and no doubt some fans who have never heard the album will [...]

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Merle Haggard: ‘Prison Is the Biggest Business in America’

August 5th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Merle Haggard has changed his stance on pot smoking since his “Okie From Muskogee” days. The former anti-hippy and right wing hero is now putting the bake back in Bakersfield with Willie Nelson on their recent collaboration, “It’s All Gone to Pot.” Sidebar 12 Most Badass Merle Haggard Prison Songs » “At the time I wrote [...]

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Elvis Presley Named ‘Music Icon’ With Postal Service ‘Forever’ Stamp

June 3rd, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Elvis Presley will be the sixth “Music Icon” honored with a Postal Service “Forever” stamp. Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Elvis Presley will be honored with a “Forever Stamp” as the sixth official inductee into the Postal Service’s “Music Icon Series,” joining legends Lydia Mendoza, Johnny Cash, Ray Charles, Jimi Hendrix and Janis Joplin in the elite group. Graceland, [...]

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Watch Miley Cyrus, Flaming Lips Debut Spacey ‘Tiger Dreams’

May 14th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Miley Cyrus and the Flaming Lips’ Wayne Coyne debuted a new track, “Tiger Dreams” — a potential cut from their upcoming collaborative album — during the Adult Swim upfronts at New York City’s Terminal 5 Wednesday night. Sidebar Inside Miley and the Flaming Lips’ Unlikely Collaboration » The spacey, slow-burning track boasted plenty of the Lips’ trademark [...]

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Legendary Rock Photographer Jim Marshall’s Estate Starts Fellowship

April 20th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

Jim Marshall was one of rock’s greatest photographers, capturing countless iconic moments both onstage and backstage throughout the Sixties and Seventies, from Jimi Hendrix burning his guitar at the Monterey Pop Festival to Johnny Cash flipping the bird at San Quentin. To pay tribute to the photographer, who passed away in March 2010, the Center for Photography at [...]

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‘Weird Al’ Debuts ‘Authentic Folk’ Project on ‘Late Late Show’

February 18th, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

“Weird Al” Yankovic has made a career out of satirizing pop music, but after 32 years and 14 albums, he’s finally ready to pursue his true calling: Authentic American folk music. The (former) king of pop parody stopped by The Late Late Show on Monday, where he chatted with guest host Thomas Lennon and debuted his new [...]

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Watch Ray Scott Cover Merle Haggard’s ‘That’s the Way Love Goes’

January 21st, 2015 · No Comments · Guitar

As Ray Scott gears up to release the next single from his eponymous new album, the traditional vocalist with the Mississippi-deep baritone is aiming to give country fans a taste of his influences and, in some cases, an education. Scott has recorded a series of six videos of him interpreting songs by some of the [...]

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Flashback: Johnny Paycheck Shoots a Man in Barroom Brawl

December 20th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Andrew Leahey | December 19, 2014 You don’t mess with a country outlaw… especially when he’s packing.  Related: Flashback: Watch a Johnny Cash Christmas Clip From 1978 On December 19, 1985 — almost 30 years to the date after the release of “Folsom Prison Blues,” during which Johnny Cash’s character shoots a man in [...]

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TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek Launches Online Pop-Up Shop

December 19th, 2014 · No Comments · Guitar

By Jon Blistein | December 18, 2014 Federal Prism, the label run by TV on the Radio‘s Dave Sitek, will be selling a number of exclusive and limited-edition records from artists like Thelonious Monk, Johnny Cash, Chuck Inglish and the Julie Ruin through an online pop-up shop, running on PledgeMusic for the next 60 days. [...]

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