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I dig music.

My main beat is classic rock / punk / new wave / 60s-90s. I've written books on Bruce Springsteen, baseball, and travel, as well as two novels. caryn dot rose at gmail.

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Primavera Sound 2017 Festival Review: From Worst to Best ...

Arcade Fire, Japandroids, and Angel Olsen soothe the wounds left by Frank Ocean

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Patti Smith Group: Easter Album Review | Pitchfork

Easter embraces and rebukes rock’n’roll. It’s a love letter and a break-up letter all in one, the album that brought Patti Smith fame, the rebirth of her career, and her most controversial song.

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In Trump's country: U2 takes “Joshua Tree” politics back on the road ...

30 years after their blisteringly political album and tour, U2 opts for subtle anti-Trump imagery over big speeches

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All 314 Bruce Springsteen Songs, Ranked -- Vulture

In 1974, a random phrase popped into Bruce Springsteen's head as he was writing, one that seemed to match the music he was hearing in his mind. It took Springsteen six months to turn that phrase, “Born to Run,” into a song, and it was a watershed moment for his work: the first time he wrote a song with the studio in mind rather than how it would sound onstage.

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Chris Cornell: Watch 12 Incredible Performances From Across His Career | Variety

Chris Cornell was a galvanizing singer, whether solo, with Soundgarden or Temple of the Dog or Audioslave, or on any of his many guest appearances. The albums and songs were great, but they pale compared to the spectacle of his live performance.

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Chris Cornell’s Greatest Vocal Performances

Chris Cornell, who died unexpectedly yesterday at the age of 52, had a voice bigger than any one band.

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The Complicated Truth About Chuck Berry - MTV

How I figured out a way to love his music in spite of his often-unsavory story

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Crowdfunding For Your Sick Guitarist The Smart Way

Sixty percent of bankruptcies in the U.S. are the result of medical debt. Caryn Rose speaks to nonprofit Sweet Relief on how they help musicians try to avoid that fate.

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“Hail! Hail! Rock ‘n’ Roll” offers a candid Insight into Chuck Berry

Keith Richards worked like a dog to get Chuck Berry's 60th-birthday concert right and Berry treated him like one

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Bruce Springsteen And The Political Tour That Wasn’t - MTV

After years of advocacy, why has he been mostly silent on this year’s presidential race?

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The Rolling Stones’ Shameless Self-Mythologizing: Coming Soon to a Museum Near You | Pitchfork

Mick, Keef, and co. throw themselves a massive exhibit that reaffirms their view of the Stones’ legacy, mirroring flaws they’ve had with overt commerciality in the past.

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The Book of Bruce: “Born to Run” is the Springsteen Bible fans have been waiting for -- Salon

Springsteen's memoir is thrilling, heartbreaking and aspirational — and sometimes charmingly rendered in ALL-CAPS

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Revisiting JohnnyThunders and the Heartbreakers's 'L.A.M.F.' Live ...

Members of Blondie, Guns 'N Roses, MC5, and The Replacements gathered at Bowery Electric to pay tribute to the New York Doll's most iconic moments.

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More than a real cool time: Jim Jarmusch’s “Gimme Danger” is essential viewing for Stooges fans -

Jarmusch's documentary is a labor of love, covering both the glory and the tragedies of Iggy Pop's legendary band

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“Chapter & Verse”: A close read of the companion album to his memoir -- Salon

Bruce's collection is closely tied to the music discussed in the book, and there are some curious omissions