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R.I.P. Merle Haggard

As Country/Western icon Merle Haggard turned 79 years old today, he also sadly passed away this morning at home near Redding, CA. Haggard’s manager confirms the Grammy Award-winning artist had been battling double pneumonia, and had spent 11 days at the Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage earlier this year. The celebrated singer/songwriter burst ontoRead more…

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Thursday News Roundup

Quite possibly invigorated after his recent split with Zooey Deschanel, Death Cab For Cutie front man Ben Gibbard has rallied the troops and will be playing a slew of dates around the globe beginning in February. The North Amercian leg of the tour will kick off in April and feature Youth Lagoon opening a numberRead more…

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Out This Week 4/20

It’s 4/20, and surprisingly the herb-friendly bands aren’t banging on the door of this release day like you’d think they would be. (Insert joke here about potheads not being motivated.) Sure, there are a few taking advantage, like long-standing stoners Cypress Hill, whose first album in six years features Tom Morello, Pitbull, Everlast, and others.Read more…

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