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Remembering Paul Kantner’s Flight, from Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship

Remembering Paul Kantner’s Flight, from Jefferson Airplane to Jefferson Starship

Science fiction helped Paul Kantner escape the drudgery of his childhood existence, then it fired his imagination as Jefferson Airplane transformed into Jefferson Starship.

Glenn Frey’s music gave us a peaceful, easy feeling

Glenn Frey’s music gave us a peaceful, easy feeling

Earlier today the Eagles co-founder, singer and guitarist Glenn Frey became the latest entrant to a quickly overcrowding Rock ‘n’ Roll heaven, succumbing to a variety of maladies. He was sixty-seven years old.

David Bowie: Station to Station Through a Legendary Life

David Bowie: Station to Station Through a Legendary Life

The late David Bowie always seemed young and fresh, in large part due to his uncanny way of reinventing himself regularly.

David Bowie was a one-off, larger than life figure

David Bowie was a one-off, larger than life figure

David Bowie was a one-off, larger than life figure. Sammy Stein offers up thoughts on the immense impact of the Thin White Duke, who sadly and unexepctedly passed away Sunday.

Paul Bley was an enchanting, unparalleled piano genius to the end

Paul Bley was an enchanting, unparalleled piano genius to the end

Paul Bley has died at 83, following a career which spanned much of jazz history itself ā€“ yet boasted a vision derivative of no one.

Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Was a One of a Kind Legend, Warts and All

Motorhead’s Lemmy Kilmister Was a One of a Kind Legend, Warts and All

Uncompromising, unafraid and utterly cool, the late Motorhead frontman Lemmy Kilmister embodied the spirit of rock ā€˜nā€™ roll.

A side-stage Svengali, Allen Toussaint found musical salvation in Katrina

A side-stage Svengali, Allen Toussaint found musical salvation in Katrina

Allen Toussaint, who has died at 77, was always content to work behind the scenes ā€“ until a devastating storm swept him from New Orleans.

Yes’ Chris Squire was the quintessential rock star and consummate musician

Yes’ Chris Squire was the quintessential rock star and consummate musician

Mike Tiano shares personal memories of the late Chris Squire, as well as a classic interview that sheds new light on the Yes stalwart’s towering legacy.

Late Yes legend Chris Squire left me with a lasting concert memory

Late Yes legend Chris Squire left me with a lasting concert memory

It had been 35 years since I’d seen the quintessential prog-rockers Yes, led by the recently departed Chris Squire. They didn’t disappoint.

Phil Austin of the Firesign Theatre (1941-2015): An Appreciation

Phil Austin of the Firesign Theatre (1941-2015): An Appreciation

Mike Tiano remembers the late Phil Austin, who left a rich legacy of comedy with the Firesign Theatre.

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