Memphis Commercial Appeal

  • Blogs

    March 19, 2010

    Big Star Is Still Doing A Show (And A Panel) At SXSW

    In the wake of Alex Chilton's death, the tributes continue to roll in (here's ours), but in at least one respect the show will go on. The Memphis Commercial Appeal's Bob Mehr reports that Big Star's SXSW engagements will be honored, with a few newly announced friends in tow:

  • Blogs

    February 3, 2010

    Let's Get This Over With As Quickly As Possible: Here Are Jay Reatard's Autopsy Results

    ​From the Memphis Commercial Appeal: "Autopsy results released this morning in the death of Memphis musician Jay Reatard reveal that he died from 'cocaine toxicity, and that alcohol was a contributing factor in his death,' according to Shelby County Medical Examiner Karen E. Chancellor."

  • Blogs

    February 2, 2010

    Stephen Colbert Teases Harold Ford Jr. on Residency, Abortion

    The Colbert ReportMon - Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c

  • Blogs

    January 13, 2010

    Jay Reatard Dead at 29

    ​Goner Records confirms: "It is with great sadness that we report the passing of our good friend Jay Reatard. Jay died in his sleep last night. We will pass along information about funeral arrangements when they are made public." Reatard, whose real name was Jimmy Lee Lindsey Jr., was 29. The ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 17, 2009

    News Roundup: Bob Dylan, Radiohead, Weezer, Jim Dickinson

    ​--Entertainingly, Bob Dylan was apparently put into the back seat of a police cruiser in Long Branch, New Jersey last month while in town touring with Willie Nelson and John Mellancamp. The artist had been wandering around Long Branch wearing sweatpants, two raincoats, and a hood over his hea ... More >>

  • Specials

    October 18, 2005

    Culture Clash

    '86–'95: From Evangelicals to Trannies, the First Gulf War to Tupac Shakur

  • News

    March 6, 2001

    The Castration of Wayne DuMond

    A Pardon That Clinton Didn’t Grant