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(real) Punk icons Black Flag reunite....sorta..

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 30, 2013

I have very low expectations from this iteration of Black Flag....Is Greg Ginn broke?

 

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Leroy "Sugarfoot" Bonner, Ohio Players frontman dead at 69

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 28, 2013

If you were a child in the 1970s then the Ohio Players album covers may have been your first girlfriend.

Aside from that the OHIO PLAYERS were a true R&B Band. A tight, funk machine with a bunch of dudes onstage; horns, percussion, rhythm- all grooving TOGETHER....I miss that.

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Fleetwood Mac coming to Quicken Loans Arena in June

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 24, 2013

The Mac is back!

The Chain has been relinked!

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Rock Hall announces tickets & some performers/presenters for induction ceremony in April

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 23, 2013

Ugh, really?

You couldn't find anyone a little less douchy to welcome Albert King to the Rock Hall?

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NKOTB bringing their "package" to Cleveland

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 22, 2013

That's right if the last few runs of The Boy Band Formerly Known as New Kids On The Block didn't fill you up, now they've got a package for ya. OMG, IT's the first tour for 98 Degrees ("stay out of it, Nick Lachey!") in a dozen years!!!!!!!

From the digital desks of LiveNation:

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"The Voice" winner Cassadee Pope signs record deal with Republic Nashville

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 21, 2013

I don't watch The Voice, but good for Ms. Pope

From the digital desks of the AP

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Blues legend B.B. King coming to the Akron Civic Theatre in June

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 15, 2013

Ok, folks a bona fide living legend is coming to our humble town. If you have affinity for the blues or just want to see a living legend while he's still living (he's 87 folks...I'm juss sayin') get thee to a ticketmaster (or better yet the Civic box office...fewer "convenience fees") and come see the King while he still reigns..

sorry...didn't mean to be morose. Anyway, from the digital desks at the Akron Civic Theatre.

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Black Sabbath to release first Ozzy fronted album in 35 years....but without Bill Ward

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 14, 2013

...well that sucks...original Sabbath drummer Bill Ward was a big part of the awesomeness that is the band's classic first five albums (Black Sabbath (1970), Paranoid (1970), Master of Reality (1971), Black Sabbath Vol. 4 (1972), Sabbath Bloody Sabbath (1973))

By his accounts, the primary reason he's not still in Black Sabbath is because they lowballed him financially when planning one of their recent tours, much to the consternation of longtime fans. I mean Brad Wilk is cool and all, but he ain't funky and heavy like Ward.

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Destiny's Child to reunite for Superbowl Halftime Show...and to promote a new compilation

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 11, 2013

Well, that'll be fun...where the hell has Michelle Williams been all this time?

I saw her open for Luther Vandross several years ago (obviously) doing a contemporary gospel thing.....and she was not very good.

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Dr. Feelgood guitarist Wilko Johnson has terminal cancer

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 10, 2013

Billboard -- Influential guitarist Wilko Johnson, formerly of British pub rock band Dr. Feelgood, has been diagnosed with terminal pancreatic cancer and only has months to live. Announcing the news on Facebook, Johnson's manager Robert Hoy said the rocker had decided against chemotherapy.

"He is currently in good spirits, is not yet suffering any physical effects and can expect to enjoy at least another few months of reasonable health and activity," Hoy said.

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Fantasia to headline Super Bowl gospel concert..

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 10, 2013

Who knew the NFL loved the Lord?

From the digital desks of the Associated Press

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Black Keys and others to perform at Grammy Awards

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 9, 2013

We all knew this was coming didn't we?

....Another good sign the Keys are probably going to win at least one of the Big Boy Grammys for which they're nominated.

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Mariah Carey is afraid of Nicki Minaj...

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 8, 2013

Ok, let's be honest what would be more interesting television viewing.

Yet another gaggle of aspiring pop stars preening and wailing through Season 203 of American Idol or a weekly catfight (verbal and/or physical) between Mariah Carey and Nicki Minaj in full stage gear?

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Patti Page, 'Tennessee Waltz' singer dead at 85

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 2, 2013

 

Ms. Page was a big singing star in the 50s through mid 60s...and her top hits included Go On With The Wedding, Allegheny Moon, How Much Is That Doggie In The Window, Old Cape Cod & Steam Heat RIP.

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Green Day gets back on road after Billie Joe Armstrong's rehab stint, cancels Cleveland show

By Malcolm Abram Published: January 2, 2013

That sucks for Green Day fans, but hey! Billie Joe's back!

From the digital desks at the Associated Press

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