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By GENE STOUT
As I reported in The Seattle Times on Monday, the members of Northwest progressive heavy-metal band Queensryche have settled their nearly two-year legal dispute that began with the firing of lead singer Geoff Tate.
A subsequent court ruling allowed Tate to use the band’s name, resulting in two Queensryches and a lot of confusion [...]
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The Austin City Limits Music Festival returns for its 13th year Austin’s Zilker Park with an energetic lineup featuring headliner Eminem in his only performance in the Southwest in 2014.
Also headlining are Pearl Jam, Outkast, Skrillex, Beck, Calvin Harris, Lana Del Rey, Lorde (Weekend Two only), Foster The People, The Replacements and Zedd.
Joining the three-day, [...]
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By MIKEL TOOMBS
“It was a blast.”
That’s Patterson Hood, Drive-By Truckers singer-guitarist, telling us what we already knew about the Triple Door show that was held last May in conjunction with the Seattle International Film Festival screening of the documentary “Muscle Shoals.” (The town was, Hood noted, “named after mussels that would pile up at the [...]
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By MIKEL TOOMBS
The orchestral pop of Renaissance would have been ideal for a KCTS pledge drive, had such a thing existed in the 1970s. (I was about to say pledge “break,” but it appears that the breaks today are PBS programming interrupting the ocean of infomercials.)
Amazingly, even though composer Michael Dunford died in 2012 of [...]
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Graham Nash, two-time Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductee and recipient of EMP’s 2013 Founder Award (with Crosby, Stills & Nash), performs with Heart at “Kiss the Sky! The Orca Freedom Concert” Tuesday, April 22, at EMP’s Sky Church.
Also performing at the concert are Joan Jett and the Blackhearts. Jett made headlines by fronting [...]
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