I was devastated to find out late last night that David Bowie had passed away after an 18-month battle with cancer. He had just released Blackstar, his final album, last Friday – his 69th birthday. What can you say about the man that hasn’t been said already? He was a chameleon, constantly reinventing his sound…

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Lost at the too young age of 24, he would have been 50 today. For those of you who are curious to learn more about Andrew’s life and music, I highly recommend Scot Barbour’s documentary Malfunkshun: The Andrew Wood Story.

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Some sad news breaking this afternoon/evening: Motörhead singer/bassist Lemmy Kilmister passed away after a short battle with cancer, according to an announcement from the surviving band members. He was 70 years old. Looking at the reactions to his passing, as well as his body of work and public persona, Lemmy was one of the few…

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Some sad news breaking late last night: ex-Stone Temple Pilots and Velvet Revolver lead singer Scott Weiland was found dead on his tour bus in Minnesota. He was 48 years old. He had been touring with a backing band the Wildabouts for the past several months in support of his most recent solo album. In…

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Two weeks since its release, a recurring critique I’ve read online about my book is that it is too Layne-centric.  I think it’s a valid point, and thought it would be worth explaining my creative/editorial process for why I wrote it the way that I did. By the time I started working on the book…

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My book isn’t scheduled for release until August 4, but for those of you that want a sneak peek, there are now two excerpts of the book out there for your reading pleasure: My publisher, Thomas Dunne Books, has posted Chapter 1 online in its entirety. Guitar World magazine optioned a chapter of the book,…

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