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Craig Clemens

September 18, 2015

On This Day…

1970 – Jimi Hendrix was pronounced dead on arrival at St. Mary Abbot’s Hospital in London at the aged of 27. He had choked on his own vomit. Hendrix left the message ‘I need help bad man’, on his managers answer phone earlier that night. Rumors and conspiracy theories grew up around Hendrix’s death. Eric Burdon claimed Jimi had committed suicide, but that’s contradicted by reports that he was in a good frame of mind.

2004 – Britney Spears married dancer Kevin Federline during a private ceremony in Los Angeles. Federline had two daughters from his previous relationship with actress Shar Jackson.

2006 – 73 year old country singer Willie Nelson and four members from his band were charged with drug possession after marijuana and magic mushrooms were found by police on his tour bus. Police had stopped the tour bus near Lafayette, Louisiana.

2012 – In a survey of more than 160,000 readers, British music magazine NME named John Lennon as Rock’s ultimate icon. Former Oasis frontman Liam Gallagher was placed second, followed by David Bowie, Arctic Monkeys singer Alex Turner and late Nirvana icon Kurt Cobain.


Brand New Music

Mac Miller | GO:OD AM
Call it a comeback or not. Whatever you wanna call it, it’s Mac Miller’s first major label record after signing with Warner for a staggering $10-million. Solidifying his position as one of hip hop’s premiere story tellers this, his 3rd full-length album, illustrates nicely that he’s finally found his own voice and maturity.

Ought | Sun Coming Down
Never hitting too hard and still very tight, there is a marked step forward in depth with the latest from Ought. Sun Coming Down already feels like a new-age punk cult classic. No tricks, clean, simple DIY-punk.

Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon
Keeping to her own brand of dull, melancholic art pop, Lana Del Rey has done it again! This is important pop music, to be sure, and it is very cinematic in it’s production, but overall the sound remains almost infuriatingly boring.