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Courtney Love to appear in court next week to defend tweet

Courtney Love to appear in court next week to defend tweetCourtney Love will appear in court next Monday (January 20) to defend an allegedly defamatory tweet...

Blur's Alex James planning to launch new drink, 'Britpop'

Blur's Alex James planning to launch new drink, 'Britpop'Blur's Alex James has reportedly applied to use the name Britpop for a new drink.

New Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers album "virtually done"

New Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers album "virtually done"Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers have nearly completed their new album, according to Benmont Tench....

Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood Mac

Christine McVie rejoins Fleetwood MacChristine McVie has rejoined Fleetwood Mac. The news was broken on Saturday night [January 11] by...

Kim Gordon to publish book of essays

Kim Gordon to publish book of essaysA book of essays by Kim Gordon is set to be published this month.

Tom Morello compares new solo album to Jimi Hendrix

Tom Morello compares new solo album to Jimi HendrixTom Morello has revealed that he is working on a solo rock album.

Brian Wilson to headline Hop Farm Music Festival 2014

Brian Wilson to headline Hop Farm Music Festival 2014Brian Wilson is set to headline The Hop Farm Music Festival 2014.

Watch four songs from Neil Young's January 12 2014 Massey Hall show

Watch four songs from Neil Young's January 12 2014 Massey Hall showNeil Young played the first night of his 'Honor The Treaties' run of concerts to raise money for...

Iggy Pop, New Order, Patti Smith to play Tibet House benefit concert

Iggy Pop, New Order, Patti Smith to play Tibet House benefit concertIggy Pop, New Order and Patti Smith are among the names announced to play the Tibet House benefit...

Arcade Fire tease ‘Her’ film score in new trailer - video

Arcade Fire tease ‘Her’ film score in new trailer - videoArcade Fire’s film score features in the new Her trailer - you can watch the promo by scrolling...

Red Hot Chili Peppers to play Super Bowl half-time show

Red Hot Chili Peppers to play Super Bowl half-time showRed Hot Chili Peppers will play this year’s Super Bowl half-time show.

David Bowie to release "Rebel Rebel" 40th anniversary picture disc

David Bowie to release "Rebel Rebel" 40th anniversary picture discDavid Bowie is to release a limited edition picture disc commemorating the 40th anniversary of "...

Read the set list for Neil Young's fourth Carnegie Hall show

Read the set list for Neil Young's fourth Carnegie Hall showNeil Young brought to a close his four-date residency at New York's Carnegie Hall last night [...

Classic photos of The Band to be collected in new book

Classic photos of The Band to be collected in new bookElliott Landy's photographs for The Band's first two albums are to be collected in a fine art book...

Liverpool Sound City confirms John Cale and Thurston Moore as keynote speakers

Liverpool Sound City confirms John Cale and Thurston Moore as keynote speakersLiverpool Sound City has confirmed John Cale and Thurston Moore as keynote speakers. The event,...

Watch footage from Neil Young's Carnegie Hall shows - plus third night set list

Watch footage from Neil Young's Carnegie Hall shows - plus third night set listLast night [January 9], Neil Young played the third show in his four-date residency at New York's...

Elbow’s Guy Garvey: "Our new album is our proggiest record yet"

Elbow’s Guy Garvey: "Our new album is our proggiest record yet"Guy Garvey, speaking in the new issue of Uncut, out now, reveals that Elbow’s new album is heavily...

The Hold Steady announce new album Teeth Dreams

The Hold Steady announce new album Teeth DreamsThe Hold Steady are set to release their new album, 'Teeth Dreams', on March 25. The Hold Steady...

Paul McCartney pays tribute to one of his 'great heroes' Phil Everly

Paul McCartney pays tribute to one of his 'great heroes' Phil EverlyPaul McCartney has paid tribute to Phil Everly, who died last week aged 74. In a statement on his...

Robert Plant announces first live dates for 2014

Robert Plant announces first live dates for 2014Robert Plant Presents the Sensational Space Shifters has announced the first of their 2014 European...

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Reviewed: Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion by Robert Gordon


As Robert Gordon reminds us in Respect Yourself: Stax Records And The Soul Explosion, his terrific account of the rise and fall of the great Memphis soul imprint, the Stax story is more than a record-label history. “It is an American story,” Gordon writes,”...