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2009 Stories by Phil Freeman

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  • The Great Jazz-Drummer Takeover of 2009

    published October 27, 2009

    Though devoutly worshipped by fans, jazz drummers don't often lead groups; the late Art Blakey's long-running Jazz Messengers are a prominent,... More >>

  • Scott "Wino" Weinrich's Year of Total Exhaustion

    published October 6, 2009

    Scott "Wino" Weinrich is a lifer—an American Lemmy. (Sure, Lemmy's been living in L.A. for years, but you know what I mean.) An... More >>

  • Heaven & Hell Rise Again

    published August 18, 2009

    Black Sabbath aren't just one of the founding bands of heavy metal—they're also a landmark group in the history of English rock. So how... More >>

  • Spanish Harlem Nights with Raucous Trio Navegante

    published July 15, 2009

    Camaradas del Barrio is a tiny restaurant/bar tucked beside a bodega at the corner of First Avenue and 115th Street. When I arrive after a... More >>

  • Jane's Addiction's Relapse

    published June 3, 2009

    If you weren't around back then, you can't know, because history's been written by the indie kids. But trust me: Grunge ruined everything.... More >>

  • Khanate Springs Eternal

    published March 18, 2009

    It's rare that a band truly leads by example, particularly in metal, where stylistic and genre parameters are strictly patrolled. The New York... More >>

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