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Zappa In His Own Words

Love him or hate him, no one can deny that Frank Zappa was one of the most interesting and complex musicians to grace our planet. Rock and Roll Hall-of-Famer, enemy of the Parents Music Resource Center, monster guitarist, respected composer, stern bandleader, avant-garde filmmaker —

david bowie hair

Hair Today. Relic Tomorrow.

A lock of David Bowie‘s hair fetched $18,750 at Heritage Auction‘s “Entertainment & Music Memorabilia Signature Auction,” held recently in Beverly Hills. The deeply personal artifact carried a pre-sale estimate of just $4,000. The seller, Wendy Farrier, was a wig maker at Madame Tussauds in London

The “Quiet” Beatle’s Huge Influence

George Harrison was one of the most famous musicians of the 20th century. Even my eldest son, born three years after Harrison’s untimely death, knows who he is without paying much attention to The Beatles’ music. To almost everyone he is known for his work

A Terrific Thriller by a Great Writer You’ve Never Heard Of

Before he was a spy, Paul Christopher was a poet. His girlfriend knew that. It was why she loved him: ‘He had once been able to describe how he felt.’ In The Tears of Autumn, Paul still writes — juicy cover stories for a magazine

My Audition for The Ramones

He’s a little paunchier than I expected, but for the most part, Johnny Ramone looks exactly like I imagined: snug jeans, white sneakers, sleeveless T, lank brown hair curtaining shifty, intense eyes. “So,” he says as he straps on his Mosrite guitar, “why’d ya quit