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  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Jerry Lawson doesn't get rattled easily. Lawson, the lead singer of the Persuasions — arguably the finest a cappella vocal group of all time — has experienced just about everything the music biz has to offer over the last four decades:...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Rule number one for aspiring performers: Always know the room you're working. After all, Ozzy Osbourne might be the self-proclaimed "Prince of Fucking Darkness," but when surrounded by high-powered, tight-ass pols at the recent White House Corresp...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    About halfway through her new live record, MTV Unplugged 2.0, Lauryn Hill stops to consider her public image. "I don't know what the press is saying," she tells the rapt, borderline-fawning crowd, "'cause I don't really listen to the press too muc...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    There's a famous story about Sonny Boy Williamson's attempt to record with the Yardbirds in the mid-'60s. The band entered the session with the cockiness of emerging British pop stars, almost as though they were doing this broken-down mule a favor...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    Years ago, when I lived in Dallas, one of the local bands threw a huge party for itself to celebrate its two-year anniversary. Keeping a band together for two years is a rare, extraordinary feat, its singer explained to me at the time. I remember ...

  • 13 years ago | Music News

    What is it they say about imitation being the sincerest form of flattery? If it's true (ask Pearl Jam about Creed), then we should probably feel flattered to death by the April 14 band showcase hosted by Mill Ave. Beer Company. The event just happ...

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