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The Last Song Janis Ever Sang

by Nate "Chops" Johnson October 1, 2015

Forty-five years ago today, on October 1st, 1970, Janis Joplin, widely considered the world’s first female superstar of rock, stepped into Studio 1 at Sunset Sound studios in Hollywood to record the song “Mercedes Benz”. Stripped of instruments and using only her vocals, the song would become a hallmark of her career and personal rock […]

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Me and Robin Williams – RIP

by Tony Shea August 11, 2015

Robin Williams died one year ago today. This article originally appeared on August 12, 2014. Robin Williams died yesterday from an apparent suicide at the age of 63. I met him once, at the Sundance Film Festival, in Park City, Utah, back in 2002. At the time, I was a fledgling filmmaker. I had, along […]

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In Memoriam: My Last Magazine Subscription

by Jay Hood August 13, 2014

It ended with a one-two punch. A weak jab followed by the knockout blow. Both thrown in quick succession. And when it was over, I no longer had a print magazine subscription in my name.

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20 Best Ramones Songs – Tommy Ramone RIP

by Tony Shea July 12, 2014

Tommy Ramone, the original drummer and last surviving original member of the Ramones died yesterday. He was 62 – ancient by dead Ramones standards. Joey, the frontman, was the first to go, dying at the tender age of 49. He was followed in quick succession by bassist Dee Dee , 50, and guitarist Johnny, 55. So the […]

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The Best of Harold Ramis – RIP

by Tony Shea February 24, 2014

image via The great Harold Ramis died today at the age of 69 from complications related to an autoimmune disease. I’m sorry too see him go, since he helped make a number of my absolutely favorite films that delighted me as child and continue to have resonance with me through the years. A multi-talented writer, […]

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