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Kenneth Partridge's work has appeared in such publications as USA Today, the Village Voice and the Hartford Courant, as well as online at MTV Hive and HowAboutWe, among other sites. He's helped to edit two encyclopedias -- one on Latin music, the other on reggae -- and penned biographies about Louis Armstrong and the opera singer Marian Anderson. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his beloved wife and slightly less beloved record collection.
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Replacements Reuniting for Riot Fest 2013, Performing in Toronto, Chicago and Denver

The Replacements will reunite for Riot Fest shows in Toronto (Aug. 24-25), Chicago (Sept. 13-15) and Denver (Sept. 21-22), according to a press release that's sure to have fans of the legendary Minneapolis punk band scrambling to make summer travel plans. The group hasn't performed live in 22 years, but according to bassist Tommy Stinson, they never actually broke up. Last fall, Stinson and frontman Paul Westerberg reconvened in the studio for 'Songs for Slim,' an EP recorded to raise money for former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke in 2012, and the old chemistry was apparently still there.

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Doors Keyboardist Ray Manzarek Dead at 74

Ray Manzarek, founding keyboardist for the Doors, died earlier today (May 20) at the RoMed Clinic in Rosenheim, Germany, according to a press release. The 74-year-old rock legend had been battling bile duct cancer, and he's said to have died with his wife, Dorothy, and two brothers by his side.

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Airborne Toxic Event, ‘True Love (Bombastic Version)’ – Video Premiere

Breathe deep, Airborne Toxic Event fans. Today (April 30) marks the release of the band's eagerly anticipated third album, 'Such Hot Blood,' and to celebrate, we're premiering a video for the tune 'True Love.' The clip is the latest installment in the group's 'Bombastic' series, which features single-take acoustic renditions of every song from the new record. Given ATE's reputation for sonic grandiosity, such performances cast the L.A. indie fivesome in something of a new light, and here, rather than kick it stadium-style, frontman Mikel Jollett and the gang spin the dimmer, spark some candles and strum, fiddle and pluck their way through a galloping folk-rock jam, grinning all the while. Watch it below!

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Smashing Pumpkins Wrap SXSW 2013 at Red Bull Sound Select Showcase

As Prince blew minds and brought the funk at La Zona Rosa, the Smashing Pumpkins closed out SXSW 2013 with their own exclusive Austin showcase, performing at the Red Bull Sound Select Stage for a crowd of 350. As mxdwn.com reports, Billy Corgan and the gang turned in a career-spanning set, mixing such classics as 'Cherub Rock' (watch above) and 'Tonight, Tonight' with cuts from last year's 'Oceania.'

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Watch Dave Grohl’s SXSW 2013 Keynote Address

These days, Dave Grohl is everywhere, so who better to deliver the keynote speech at SXSW 2013? The Foo Fighters main man, former Nirvana drummer and 'Sound City' director and all-star bandleader takes to the podium today (March 14) at 12PM EST, and you can watch his entire address right here.

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Depeche Mode Play ‘Live on Letterman,’ Keep the Faith With New ‘Delta Machine’ Material

At this point, Depeche Mode songs pretty much write themselves -- lust, obsession, redemption, repeat -- and onstage, given the band's reliance on prerecorded synth sounds, they could probably play themselves, too. But during Monday night's (March 11) 'Live on Letterman' taping, an hourlong performance shot at the Ed Sullivan Theater and webcast live via CBS and VEVO, the Mode steered clear of autopilot, proving why, after 30-something years, they're still the slinkiest, sexiest electro-gospel pop outfit this planet full of sinners has ever known. Diffuser.fm was there, and we reached out and touched faith.

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Mad Season’s Barrett Martin Remembers Layne Staley [Exclusive Video]

Some bands are stable, built to last, destined for long and fruitful careers. Mad Season weren't one of 'em. The alt-rock (or grunge, if you wanna start some arguments) supergroup formed in 1994, when Pearl Jam guitarist Mike McCready met bassist John Baker Saunders at a Minneapolis rehab facility. The two became friends, and after moving back to Seattle, McCready tapped Alice in Chains frontman Layne Staley and Screaming Trees drummer Barrett Martin to help them get something going.

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Beard, ‘Riot’ – Free MP3 Download

Modesty is for wussies. Beard are the self-proclaimed "heaviest and greatest rock band to ever emerge from New Mexico," and in the grand tradition of groups using imagined sexual liaisons between superstars to describe their music, this Albuquerque foursome fancies itself a "three-way love child" spawned by Queens of the Stone Age, the Foo Fighters and Pink Floyd.

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Morrissey Cancels ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ Appearance Over ‘Duck Dynasty’ Guests

Fresh off his apparent veggie victory over the Staples Center, which will reportedly go totally meatless for his March 1 show, Morrissey has cancelled tonight's (Feb. 26) scheduled appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.' The reason: The stars of the A&E reality series 'Duck Dynasty' are also slated to appear, and if Moz won't play a giant arena where burgers and wings are on the menu, E! News reports, the vocal vegetarian won't share a studio stage with a family that made its fortune selling supplies to duck hunters.

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Morrissey Insists Staples Center Will Be ’100% Vegetarian’ for March 1 Show

Morrissey is beefing over beef with the Staples Center, and a day after the Los Angeles venue issued a press release saying it would not go totally vegetarian for the singer's March 1 show -- an assertion that ran contrary to reports earlier in the week -- Moz has fired back, insisting the home of the Lakers will, indeed, be completely meatless.

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Falling Still, ‘Thin Lizzy’ – Free MP3 Download

Like countless rockers before them, the three members of Falling Still made a pilgrimage from the Midwest -- Akron, Ohio, to be precise -- to that great showbiz Oz, Los Angeles.

Unlike most, they quickly justified the move and began gigging around town, and by 2009, they'd hooked up with producer Michael Parnin (Grace Potter & The Nocturnals, Rage Against The Machine) for the first in a series of releases.

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