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James Williamson’s 10 albums that changed his life

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By Martin Popoff Guitarist James Williamson is most famous for his work on the incendiary “Raw Power” album — James, of course, being lead Stooge in Iggy and the Stooges. But he’s also on the latest Stooges album “Ready to …

Behind Who’s eyes

Pete Towshend and Roger Daltrey at the rehearsal studio with their musical director, Frank Simes. Photo courtesy of Frank Simes.

Musical Director Frank Simes is behind the scenes for now, but his superstar connections — such as The Who — promise to raise his personal profile quickly

10 Albums that changed Dave Pirner’s life

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By Lee Zimmerman Throughout his career, Dave Pirner (above, second from left, with Soul Asylum in 2013) has consistently shown his musical adaptability. Prior to establishing himself as a swaggering frontman known for emotive vocals and low-slung guitar, he taught …

The tragic life of Tammi Terrell

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Tammi Terrell was one of Motown’s brightest stars of the 1960s. Her duets with Marvin Gaye became instant soul classics, and her tragic death from brain cancer just shy of her 25th birthday helped to cement her status as a musical icon.