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An Interview with Bruce Hornsby – HuffPost 9.14.09

Beyond calling Bruce Hornsby “a remarkable pianist,” the New York Times added, “The America in his music is one of countless connections and intersections…that’s still wide open and welcoming.” That’s a pretty good introduction to Hornsby’s latest album, Levitate, his Verve Forecast debut and first “solo” (kind of) project since 2004’s Halcyon Days. His two more recent, critically acclaimed […]

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Interview with Big Star’s Jody Stephens and Rock Journalist Rob Kemp, Plus Comments by The Posies’ Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow – HuffPost 9.14.09

At the time of its release, Big Star’s album #1 Record was supposed to fulfill the prophecy of its title, it being cleverly dubbed so for marketing purposes while revealing a tad of the foursome’s humor. But Big Star’s debut — starring former Box Top member Alex Chilton, Chris Bell, Jody Stephens, and Andy Hummel — never […]

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An Interview with Producer John Leckie on The Stone Roses – HuffPost 9.8.09

In the U.S., The Stone Roses is remembered as one of those critically acclaimed U.K. rock acts that almost achieved superstardom in the States but mysteriously never did. In England, the Manchester lads rose from the late ’80s pub scene to become critics’ picks, pop chart conquerors, and heroes of the “Baggy” movement; but the […]

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