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Spring House Press to Release Peter Cooper’s Book, ‘Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride

By JOHN DALY NASHVILLE – Peter Cooper has played bass for Loretta Lynn, talked songwriting with Taylor Swift and has been at the center of some of the biggest music collaborations. Now Cooper gives readers insight into his world in his new book  Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride Lasting Legends and Untold Adventures in Country Music Johnny’s Cash & Charlie’s Pride: (Spring House Press; ISBN: 9781940611709; … Continue reading Spring House Press to Release Peter Cooper’s Book, ‘Johnny’s Cash & Charley’s Pride

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Budos Band Offers ‘Semi-Apology’ for Trashing Vintage Organ During Performance

By JOHN DALY – Ryan Lochte isn’t the only one offering apologies. After trashing a vintage organ onstage, the Budos Band offered what many in the social media world consider a “semi-apology” — they said the destruction was an accident. Many of those present at the event reacted in horror to the destruction, and video was posted with comments below. Owner of the vintage musical … Continue reading Budos Band Offers ‘Semi-Apology’ for Trashing Vintage Organ During Performance

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The Kills Prep for LA Dates with Appearance on Team Coco’s Back Lot Music

By DONNA BALANCIA – The Kills, the wildly talented duo of Jamie Hince and Alison Mosshart, will play Pomona’s Fox Theater and the Wiltern in Los Angeles on Sept. 2 and Sept. 3, respectively. Jamie and Alison took time out to make a special appearance on Team Coco’s Back Lot Music. The Kills are promoting their new album, Ash & Ice, and hit Conan’s show … Continue reading The Kills Prep for LA Dates with Appearance on Team Coco’s Back Lot Music

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Ringo Celebrates 76th Birthday With a Lot of Help From His Many Friends

It was a very happy birthday for Ringo Starr who was joined today in front of Capitol Records for his #PeaceAndLove birthday celebration. Special guests, family, and friends took part in his annual “Peace and Love” salute. This year guests included Benmont Tench, Bud Cort, Dave Stewart, David Lynch, Ed Begley Jr., Edgar Winter, Eric Burdon, Glen Ballard, Howie Mandel, Joe Montagna, Jim Keltner, Joe … Continue reading Ringo Celebrates 76th Birthday With a Lot of Help From His Many Friends

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Retro in Feel With Modern Technique, Monsterpalooza Takes Over Pasadena

‘The Monster was the best friend I ever had’ – Boris Karloff By CRAIG HAMMONS Zombies, ghouls and goblins walked the streets of Pasadena last week to get to their favorite show of the year, Monsterpalooza.  This was the first year it was being held at the Pasadena Convention Center. The move from the Burbank Marriott allowed for more vendors, monsters and stars without the feeling of … Continue reading Retro in Feel With Modern Technique, Monsterpalooza Takes Over Pasadena

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Wayne Kramer, Mike Watt and Frontman Mike Doughty – A Mini Supergroup?

By DONNA BALANCIA Little did we know when Wayne Kramer, Mike Watt and Mike Doughty hit the stage at Ultimate Jam Night at the Whisky a few weeks back, it was merely a dress rehearsal. The cool performance that brought the MC5 founder Kramer together with ex-Stooges player Watt and Soul Coughing frontman Doughty, is expected to be the first of many to come, sources … Continue reading Wayne Kramer, Mike Watt and Frontman Mike Doughty – A Mini Supergroup?