Malcolm Young, guitarist and co-founder of AC/DC, died Saturday at the age of 64. Young had been suffering with dementia for the past three years, an illness that forced his retirement from the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame-inducted band he founded with his brother Angus Young in 1973.
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In the program notes to his scruffy, roaring Velvet Underground tribute at the Brooklyn Academy of Music last night, John Cale, 75, noted he’s “reluctant to spend too much time on things past.” Fair enough. But as foundational member and key sonic architect of a band that ranks with rock’s greatest, he’s earned a victory lap. And 50 years – the time passed since the game-changing 1967 LP
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Mavis Staples, If All I Was Was Black
The gospel legend’s latest collaboration with Wilco’s Jeff Tweedy is “an object lesson in collaborative activism, with Staples tilting away from Sixties R&B formalism but doubling down on topicality,” writes Will Hermes.
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