Chris Cornell, 1 of rock’s respected voices, dies at 52
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Chris Cornell, 1 of rock’s respected voices, dies at 52

Chris Cornell had become one of the most lauded and respected contemporary lead singers in rock music, thanks to his charismatic energy onstage and wide vocal range. He was a leader of the grunge movement with Seattle-based Soundgarden — with whom he gained critical and commercial acclaim — but also found success outside the band … Continue reading

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Review: In ‘Green Room’ a punk band faces the truly hardcore
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Review: In ‘Green Room’ a punk band faces the truly hardcore

“Play your early stuff,” is the advice given to the punk band The Ain’t Rights when their dirt-broke, gas-siphoning tour lands a last-minute gig at an Oregon backwoods roadhouse in Jeremy Saulnier’s brisk and brutal genre exercise “Green Room.” The tip from the spikey-haired ‘zine reporter who’s set up the show (an excellent David W. … Continue reading

Cool rockin’ granddaddy Willie Nile glorifies untamed aging
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Cool rockin’ granddaddy Willie Nile glorifies untamed aging

KILEY ARMSTRONG, Associated Press Willie Nile, “World War Willie” (River House Records) Willie Nile is loud and proud. While other rockers merely strut around leathered and weathered, Nile takes one giant leap for mankind: glorifying the aging process with the party-hearty song “Grandpa Rocks” (its featured character depicted in a Clash T-shirt and dirty combat … Continue reading