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New Robert Johnson Photograph Revealed In Upcoming Memoir

A new photograph of Robert Johnson will grace the cover of a new memoir written by the blues legend’s stepsister, as first reported by Vanity Fair. Brother Robert: Growing Up With Robert Johnson, is an inside look...

Beautiful Dreamer: Stephen Foster, America’s First Professional Songwriter

The writer of "Oh! Susanna" was both the first professional songwriter in America, and the first to be exploited by music publishers Stephen Foster was both America’s first professional songwriter, and, as such,...

Writing with Pride, a Celebration of LGBTQ+ Songwriters

The Grammy Museum offers livestreamed concert on May 16 The Grammy Museum in Los Angeles will collaborate with Producer Entertainment Group’s Digital Drag Fest for Writing With Pride, a livestreamed celebration of...

Inside Musonia: A Secret Shrine to Randy Rhoads, Part I

The late great "Crazy Train" guitar hero grew up here in his mother's music school It's both the oldest music school in the San Fernando Valley of L.A., and a...

Mark Lanegan New Book, Album Set to Share Raw Details

For someone who has seen as much life and spent as much time behind the curtain of the music industry as grunge icon, Mark Lanegan, one might think there wouldn’t be a lot of new ground for...

John Prine: The American Songwriter Interview

Now for the first time here, the full interview which Rolling Stone called "a master-class in songwriting." This interview was conducted for this magazine in 2009. As I'd spent a lifetime learning and...

Songs & The Test of Time

Does anyone still write songs like they used to? “They just don’t write songs like they used to.” How many times have you heard that one? When I was a...

The Journey of Jennifer Juniper

Beyond the Muse with Jenny Boyd A conversation about her new book "Jennifer Juniper," George Harrison, her sister Pattie Boyd, going to India with The Beatles, being courted by Donovan with song, marriage to...

‘Record Safari,’ Originally Timed To Coachella, Now Available on Streaming Channels

Documentary about Vinyl Champion Alex Rodriguez now on Apple TV, Roku and Chromecast If you've been waiting for Record Safari, Vincent Vittorio’s long-anticipated documentary about vinyl fanatic Alex Rodriguez, originally planned to premiere...
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Is Songwriting the Poetry of the Masses in Modern Times?

"No," says Elvis Costello. "Poetry is the poetry of the masses." Songwriters are...

The Deer Premiere “Acid Wash” and “Superstition Mountains”

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