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Peter Gabriel, E Street Band, Nirvana to join Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame

Peter Gabriel, E Street Band, Nirvana to join Rock And Roll Hall Of FameThe Rock And Roll Hall Of Fame has announced its inductees for 2014. Following the committee vote...

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards blue plaque for Dartford station

Mick Jagger and Keith Richards blue plaque for Dartford stationThe spot where Mick Jagger and Keith Richards first met is to be marked with a plaque. The pair...

'Fifty Years of The Who' photography exhibition to open in 2014

'Fifty Years of The Who' photography exhibition to open in 2014A photography exhibition featuring pictures of The Who is set to open next year in London. Fifty...

The Kinks musical to open in London in 2014

The Kinks musical to open in London in 2014A musical based on The Kinks early career is set to open next year in London. Sunny Afternoon will...

Neil Young & Crazy Horse announce Ireland date

Neil Young & Crazy Horse announce Ireland dateNeil Young & Crazy Horse have announced another new show for 2014. They will play Marquee Cork...

Ian McLagan dismisses any chance of The Faces reuniting in 2015

Ian McLagan dismisses any chance of The Faces reuniting in 2015Ian McLagan, the former keyboard player in the Faces has poured cold water on Rod Stewart’s recent...

Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Beach House team-up for Gene Clark tribute tour

Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear, Beach House team-up for Gene Clark tribute tourMembers of Fleet Foxes, Grizzly Bear and Beach House are among the artists teaming up up for a...

The Beatles to release 'bootleg' album next week

The Beatles to release 'bootleg' album next weekA collection of The Beatles' rarities and bootlegs will be released exclusively through iTunes next...

Ry Cooder: “Musicians now have to be corporate entertainment”

Ry Cooder: “Musicians now have to be corporate entertainment”Musicians today are forced to be merely “corporate entertainment”, Ry Cooder claims in the new...

The Beatles to release new 13CD box set of their US albums

The Beatles to release new 13CD box set of their US albumsThe Beatles are releasing a new 13CD collection on January 20 (January 21 in North America). “The...

Early Brian Wilson recordings set for digital release

Early Brian Wilson recordings set for digital releaseCapitol Records is reportedly releasing a special digital-only collection of early Brian Wilson...

Neil Young & Crazy Horse add four more European dates

Neil Young & Crazy Horse add four more European datesNeil Young & Crazy Horse have added four new dates in Germany for 2014. In addition to an...

Damon Albarn releases teaser for debut solo album

Damon Albarn releases teaser for debut solo albumA 20-second teaser for Damon Albarn's forthcoming solo album has been uploaded to the performer's...

Led Zeppelin launches back catalogue on Spotify

Led Zeppelin launches back catalogue on SpotifyLed Zeppelin have signed a deal with Spotify allowing the service to stream their back catalogue....

Bob Dylan joins Twitter

Bob Dylan joins TwitterBob Dylan has joined Twitter. A Dylan Twitter account already exists as a more formal outlet for...

Kim Shattuck on Pixies exit: 'I would have preferred it if they told me face to face'

Kim Shattuck on Pixies exit: 'I would have preferred it if they told me face to face'Kim Shattuck has discussed her exit from Pixies for the first time, revealing that she was told the...

The Replacements website opens for business

The Replacements website opens for businessThe Replacements have launched a new website. The site - which can be found here - went live...

Jeff Tweedy and Josh Homme to guest star in sketch show

Jeff Tweedy and Josh Homme to guest star in sketch showJeff Tweedy and Josh Homme are set to make a guest appearance on American sketch comedy Portlandia...

Lost Johnny Cash album to be released

Lost Johnny Cash album to be releasedA newly uncovered Johnny Cash record called Out Among The Stars is due to be released next March,...

Noddy Holder to earn £800,000 this year from Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody"

Noddy Holder to earn £800,000 this year from Slade's "Merry Xmas Everybody"Noddy Holder is set to earn £800,000 this year from Slade's festive 1973 hit, "Merry Xmas Everybody...

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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,”...