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Pete Townshend writes new song for US TV drama

Pete Townshend writes new song for US TV dramaPete Townshend has written a song for US TV show The Americans, according to Billboard .

Patti Smith: "Lou Reed was New York City"

Patti Smith: "Lou Reed was New York City"Patti Smith has paid further tribute to Lou Reed in a new interview with Mary Anne Hobbs. Speaking...

John Lydon to star in new production of Jesus Christ Superstar

John Lydon to star in new production of Jesus Christ SuperstarJohn Lydon is set to star in a new production of the stage musical, Jesus Christ Superstar. Lydon...

Reunited Fleetwood Mac's record sales surge

Reunited Fleetwood Mac's record sales surgeSales of Fleetwood Mac's music have surged thanks to Christine McVie's announcement she was...

Robert Plant, Jack White, Pixies, The Black Keys, Wilko Johnson confirmed for Glastonbury 2014

Robert Plant, Jack White, Pixies, The Black Keys, Wilko Johnson confirmed for Glastonbury 2014Robert Plant, Jack White, Pixies, The Black Keys and Wilko Johnson are among 87 names confirmed...

The Damned: “We never listened to much punk”

The Damned: “We never listened to much punk”The Damned reveal how they created their classic 1979 single, “Smash It Up”, in the new issue of...

Listen to an unreleased Nick Drake song “Reckless Jane”

Listen to an unreleased Nick Drake song “Reckless Jane”An unheard Nick Drake song has been posted online, almost 40 years after the cult songwriter’s...

Jack White to make 'world's fastest released record' for Record Store Day

Jack White to make 'world's fastest released record' for Record Store DayJack White is set to record and release a record in one day to celebrate this year's Record Store...

Glastonbury's Michael Eavis: "I'm sure Led Zeppelin will play one day"

Glastonbury's Michael Eavis: "I'm sure Led Zeppelin will play one day"Glastonbury boss Michael Eavis has said he is "sure" that Led Zeppelin will reform in the future....

Read the set list for Neil Young's fourth show at the Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles

Read the set list for Neil Young's fourth show at the Dolby Theatre, Los AngelesNeil Young played the last of his four dates at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre last night [April 2].

The Kinks' Dave Davies discusses 'toxic' relationship with brother Ray

The Kinks' Dave Davies discusses 'toxic' relationship with brother RayThe Kinks' Dave Davies has described his relationship with his brother Ray as being "toxic". The...

Courtney Love reunites classic Hole line-up; announces new single

Courtney Love reunites classic Hole line-up; announces new singleCourtney Love has reunited the Celebrity Skin line-up of Hole. Love has joined forces with guitar...

Is Tom Waits planning to tour in 2014?

Is Tom Waits planning to tour in 2014?Tom Waits has signed to a booking agency for the first time in 20 years.

Radiohead to 'make a plan' for new album this summer

Radiohead to 'make a plan' for new album this summerJonny Greenwood has revealed that Radiohead will regroup this summer to discuss their next album....

Read the setlist for Neil Young's April 1, 2014 Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles show

Read the setlist for Neil Young's April 1, 2014 Dolby Theatre, Los Angeles showNeil Young played the third of four shows at Los Angeles' Dolby Theatre last night [April 1]. The...

Jack White announces new solo album, Lazaretto

Jack White announces new solo album, LazarettoJack White will release new solo album, Lazaretto, on June 9. White's second solo album is the...

The Cure's Robert Smith reveals new album details – and says 4:14 Scream is "a terrible title"

The Cure's Robert Smith reveals new album details – and says 4:14 Scream is "a terrible title"The Cure frontman Robert Smith has revealed that the group's next album will be a mix of brand new...

Bruce Springsteen to induct E Street Band into Rock And Roll Hall of Fame

Bruce Springsteen to induct E Street Band into Rock And Roll Hall of FameBruce Springsteen will induct the E Street Band into the Rock And Roll Hall of Fame, it has been...

The Rolling Stones to resume tour in May

The Rolling Stones to resume tour in MayThe Rolling Stones are set to resume touring in Norway on May 26. Shows in Australia and New...

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announce new album, Hypnotic Eye

Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers announce new album, Hypnotic EyeTom Petty and the Heartbreakers are set to release a brand new album, Hypnotic Eye.

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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,”...