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Kenneth Partridge

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.
Trent Reznor
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2013 Grammys: Trent Reznor’s ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Wins Best Score

Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have won the 2013 Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for their work on 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' director David Fincher's 2012 film adaptation of the popular novel of the same name. In winning the prize, the Nine Inch Nails mastermind and his frequent collaborator beat out such Hollywood heavies as John Williams.

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2013 Grammys: Skrillex and Nero Win Best Remixed Recording

Skrillex and Nero's remix of 'Promises,' from the latter's 2011 debut album, 'Welcome Reality,' has won the 2013 Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. The digitally doctored tune beat out remixed versions of songs by M83, Deadmau5 and Moby to win the prize -- the first of the evening for a Diffuser.fm-relevant artist.

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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Announce 2013 U.S. Tour Dates

Following the release of their seventh album, 'Specter at the Feast,' which drops March 19, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will pack their leathers and distortion pedals and embark on their first U.S. tour since 2010. The trek kicks off April 22 in the band's hometown of San Francisco, winds its way across the country and wraps June 1 in Los Angeles.

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Tom Morello Joining Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band for Australian Tour

Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are about to put a little more rage in their sound. Come March, when the group tours Australia, ex-Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello will fill in for longtime member Steven Van Zandt, who's busy shooting the TV series 'Lilyhammer.'

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Exclusive: Eddie Vedder Discusses ‘West of Memphis’ Soundtrack Contribution

Among the many musicians who fought on behalf of the West Memphis Three -- a trio of Arkansas men convicted as teenagers in 1993 for a series of child murders they did not commit -- was Eddie Vedder. The Pearl Jam frontman was instrumental in raising money and awareness, and thanks in part to his efforts, Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr. and Jason Baldwin were freed in August 2011 after spending more than 18 years in prison.

In an exclusive video (below), Vedder talks about writing the ukulele ballad 'Satellite,' his contribution to the soundtrack for 'West of Memphis,' a new documentary about the case.

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Chris Martin, Michael Stipe Perform ‘Losing My Religion’ at 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit

 

Coldplay singer Chris Martin joined forces with R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe for a special performance of 'Losing My Religion' during the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden. According to NBC anchor Brian Williams, who appeared onscreen soon after to solicit donations, the team-up was a surprise even to those involved with the planning, and Martin himself seemed humbled to share the stage with one of his heroes.

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Paul McCartney Fronting Nirvana Reunion at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit?

Paul McCartney will stand in for the late Kurt Cobain and front a Nirvana reunion at tonight's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit at New York's Madison Square Garden, according to rumors sweeping the Internet. The story stems from Britain's Sun newspaper, which reports that Dave Grohl asked the Beatles legend to "jam with some mates," and that those additional musicians wound up being Nirvana bassist Krist Novaselic and guitarist Pat Smear, who sometimes performed with the Seattle trio.

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