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The Rolling Stones announce new live album series

The Rolling Stones announce new live album seriesThe Rolling Stones have announced the first two releases in their new From The Vault series. From...

U2 album giveaway "as damaging as piracy"

U2 album giveaway "as damaging as piracy"The Entertainment Retailers Association have called U2's album giveaway "as damaging as piracy",...

Bruce Springsteen confirmed for benefit show

Bruce Springsteen confirmed for benefit showBruce Springsteen is to perform at this year's Stand Up For Heroes benefit in New York, reports...

Mark Kozelek reportedly slates The War On Drugs

Mark Kozelek reportedly slates The War On DrugsMark Kozelek reportedly insulted The War On Drugs during a US festival at the weekend, describing...

The Doors film Feast Of Friends to be released in November

The Doors film Feast Of Friends to be released in NovemberThe Doors’ documentary Feast Of Friends, which the band filmed themselves on their 1968 summer tour...

We want your questions for Yusuf Cat Stevens!

We want your questions for Yusuf Cat Stevens!To coincide with the releases of his first new studio album in five years, Tell ‘Em I’m Gone, on...

Leonard Cohen streams forthcoming album, Popular Problems

Leonard Cohen streams forthcoming album, Popular ProblemsLeonard Cohen is streaming his new studio album, Popular Problems, ahead of its official release on...

David Bowie: "I've never heard a Kinks song that I didn't like"

David Bowie: "I've never heard a Kinks song that I didn't like"David Bowie has written the sleeve notes for a new Kinks compilation. The 48-track double album,...

Brett Anderson: "Suede were styled accidentally by Oxfam"

Brett Anderson: "Suede were styled accidentally by Oxfam"Suede frontman Brett Anderson has said that the band were "styled accidentally by Oxfam" in their...

Watch Neil Young perform "Heart Of Gold" from Farm Aid 2014

Watch Neil Young perform "Heart Of Gold" from Farm Aid 2014Neil Young played at this year's Farm Aid on September 13. The event took place at Walnut Creek...

Paul McCartney's theme tune for computer game 'Destiny' appears online

Paul McCartney's theme tune for computer game 'Destiny' appears onlinePaul McCartney has shared his theme tune for the computer game 'Destiny'. The former Beatle worked...

Extinct water pig with 'tactile lips' named after Mick Jagger

Extinct water pig with 'tactile lips' named after Mick JaggerAn extinct 'water pig' with 'tactile lips' has been named after Mick Jagger. The 19-million-year-...

Lykke Li reveals Bono told her she 'blew everyone out of the water' when recording with U2

Lykke Li reveals Bono told her she 'blew everyone out of the water' when recording with U2Lykke Li has claimed that Bono told her she "blew everyone out of the water" when she recorded...

Robert Plant: “I’m the sorcerer’s apprentice, waving my enthusiasm around…”

Robert Plant: “I’m the sorcerer’s apprentice, waving my enthusiasm around…”Robert Plant explains the writing and recording process for his new album, lullaby and… The...

James Bond villain actor Richard 'Jaws' Kiel dies at 74

James Bond villain actor Richard 'Jaws' Kiel dies at 74James Bond star Richard Kiel, who played 007’s iconic foe Jaws, has died aged 74. The actor had...

PJ Harvey receives honorary degree from Goldsmiths University

PJ Harvey receives honorary degree from Goldsmiths UniversityPJ Harvey has received an honorary degree from Goldsmiths University. The singer, who was appointed...

Liam Gallager and Tim Burgess pay tribute to former Primal Scream guitatist Robert 'Throb' Young

Liam Gallager and Tim Burgess pay tribute to former Primal Scream guitatist Robert 'Throb' YoungFormer Primal Scream guitarist Robert 'Throb' Young has died, according to reports. As yet, there...

The Replacements play classic track 'Alex Chilton' on 'The Tonight Show'

The Replacements play classic track 'Alex Chilton' on 'The Tonight Show'The Replacements appeared on The Tonight Show last night (September 9). The cult alt rock band...

Swans announce biggest ever UK headline show

Swans announce biggest ever UK headline showSwans have announced plans for their biggest ever UK headline show. The experimental rock band will...

Hear Philip Selway's new solo single, "It Will End In Tears"

Hear Philip Selway's new solo single, "It Will End In Tears"Philip Selway is streaming his new solo single. "It Will End In Tears" can be heard below and...

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"Kiss Tomorrow Goodbye": Cosimo Matassa 1926-2014


Among my post last week, I received a nice care package from Ace Records that included one quite weird Duke Ellington album ("My People"); Volume 3 of their "Where Country Meets Soul" series (I cannot recommend Ralph ''Soul'' Jackson's version of ''Jambalaya'' highly enough); and, maybe best of...