Tag: Music

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Papa

When James Brown died on Christmas Day 2006, he left behind a fortune worth tens, maybe hundreds, of millions of dollars. The problem is, he also left behind fourteen children, sixteen grandchildren, eight mothers of his children, several mistresses, thirty lawyers, a former manager, an aging dancer, a longtime valet, and a sister who’s really not a sister but calls herself the Godsister of Soul anyway.

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Playboy Interview: Snoop Dogg

"If I had been a straight-A student my whole life and had rapped about Jesus coming back to save us all, I wouldn’t get no media. The motherfuckers wouldn’t give a fuck about me. But since I’m telling the truth, and been through what I’m stressing and know what I’m talking about, I’m a threat."
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A Very Revealing Conversation with Rihanna

‘‘That’s something I don’t think I could ever do,’’ she said. ‘‘Send my only girl to another random country to live with people she’d just met. It had to be God that paralyzed Monica Fenty’s emotions so that she’d say, ‘Yes, go.’ To this day, I don’t know how that happened. But thank God it did.’’
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"It's Not So Easy Writing About Nothing"

Attending a meeting of the Continental Drift Club in Berlin.

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Mystic Nights

The making of Blonde on Blonde in Nashville.

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The Transitive Nightfall of Fatty Egg Rolls

Tracking down the very best in Grateful Dead concert concessions.

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I'm Sammy Hagar, and I Learned to Cook Before I Learned to Rock

The former Van Halen front man has actually made more money from booze and food than from music.

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Blowhards

Inside the cutthroat world of competitive bagpiping.

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Meet the Shaggs

From 1968-1973, the three teenage Wiggin sisters, guided by a domineering father, played their strange music at New Hampshire ballrooms and recorded a single album. The Philosophy of the World LP goes for over $500 today, but the intervening decades have not been kind to the Wiggins.

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The Voice

On the life and death of The Voice contestant Anthony Riley.

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Never Mainline

On Keith Richards’ autobiography.

There’s some very sensible advice on how to take drugs, too.
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The Lost Girls

The Runaways, their manager Kim Fowley, and the rape of the band’s bassist, long kept a secret.