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Making Nirvana’s “Nevermind”

In this Classic Albums documentary, we learn how Nirvana’s Nevermind was made. It does get into the (now well-trodden) Nirvana backstory, which is fine, but the best gems here are interviews with producer Butch Vig. When we see Vig, he’s either telling stories about the making of the album (which are interesting) or [...]

The Rock Band Family Tree

It’s hard to believe but some musicians out there are in more bands than Jack White. BandToBand.com has created a unique web site to “map the Rock and Roll Genome.” It’s like the Six Degrees of Kevin Bacon, but with Slash and Dave Grohl. Bands have a tendency to share band members from time to time [...]

The Late Movies: How Musicians Would Fix the Music Business

The music business is a baffling vending machine. Kick it and yell, but it’s not giving your dollar back. What’s that squeaking noise and red blinking light? Do you smell smoke? If musicians were in charge, could they get the danged thing fixed? Let’s ask them… Remember that cute little song called “Happy Together”? Vocal duo [...]