letter to you

This album is incredible on a number of levels. The songs are some of Springsteen’s best in 20 years, the quick, unrehearsed nature of recording makes the E Street Band sound more vital than a dozen guys their age have any right to, and Max Weinberg’s snare drum continues to be the world’s leading source of renewable energy.

the chicks

The Chicks, formerly known as the Dixie Chicks, are the best-selling female band of all time in the U.S. But they may be known just as much for a comment lead singer Natalie Maines made during the lead-up to the Iraq War — and the outcry that followed, in which the group was virtually banned from country radio. Fourteen years after their last album, the Chicks are back

Leaving Dixie behind, the Chicks get even more personal — and political | PBS NewsHour

Regular reminder that the same political movement that now decries “cancel culture” as an overt liberal attack on free speech worked overtime to cancel this band.

devitto rocks

When former Billy Joel drummer Liberty DeVitto started work on his new memoir Liberty: Life, Billy and the Pursuit of Happiness about 15 years ago, he was still angry. Joel had just fired him from his band after 30 years together, and DeVitto saw the book as a chance to vent his rage and settle old scores. “I was the ‘angry old man,’” he tells Rolling Stone. “And the anger was eating me from the inside out.”

Liberty DeVitto Interview: New Memoir, Making Peace With Billy Joel – Rolling Stone

One of the all-time great rock drummers.

perfect dolly

Damn. Rogers was a helluva songwriter and Parton is a helluva singer.