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:
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."
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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 >>
--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 >>
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