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Big Audio Dynamite To Reunite


The Clash Mick Jones reforms Big Audio Dynamite with Original Line Up | The Clash Site: "The original Big Audio Dynamite is back! The groundbreaking rock-hiphop-reggae outfit formed by Mick Jones in the wake of The Clash will reunite after twenty five years for a series of international live dates, spearheaded by an appearance at the Coachella Arts and Music Festival on 16th April and full UK tour in March/April."

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R.I.P. Don Kirshner


Rock promoter Don Kirshner has died of heart failure in a Florida hospital at age 76. Time magazine once dubbed him the "Man With the Golden Ear". The Bronx-born Kirshner got his start during the late 50s with partner Al Nevins and their Aldon Music publishing company, whose roster of songwriters included the likes of Neil Diamond, Neil Sedaka, Bobby Darin, Carole King, and more. In the 1960s he married bubblegum to television with two manufactured, semifictitious bands: the Monkees and the cartoon Archies.

Many of you may remember him as the host of the TV show "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert" in 1970s which gave national exposure to musicians such as KISS, The Sex Pistols, The Ramones, The Police and many many others.

The Ramones on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert", August 9, 1977
Track List: Loudmouth, Judy is a Punk, Glad to See You Go, Gimme Gimme Shock Treatment.

The New York Dolls on "Don Kirshner's Rock Concert"

Don Kirshner

READ MORE: Remembering Don Kirshner, Who Influenced Pop From the Brill Building to Bubblegum | Rolling Stone Music

SEE MORE: Google Video Search: Don Kirshner

Sid Vicious, and the Death of Nancy Spungen


On this date in 1979, former Sex Pistols bassist Sid Vicious went on trial for the murder of his girlfriend, Nancy Spungen. He didn't live to hear the verdict. He died a month later from a heroin overdose.

Full story: Sex Pistols Sid Vicious, and the Death of Nancy Spungen — "Trouble in Room 100" — Crime Library on

Sid and Nancy movie trailer

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Google Video: Sid and Nancy

Wikipedia: Sid Vicious

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