Glenn Frey, Guitarist For The Eagles, Dead At 67
A founding member of one of the best-selling rock bands of all time, Frey was remembered by bandmate Don Henley as "funny, bullheaded, mercurial, generous, deeply talented and driven."
As peers learn of his loss to an 18-month-long battle with cancer and flock to social media to remember the late, great music legend, to remember the late legend, we're sharing our first and favorite memories of David Bowie.
According to Nielsen Music, the singer's stratospheric success with 25 made her the year's top-selling artist by far -- even though 25 was available in only the last six weeks of 2015. And it was another year of growth for vinyl.
Natalie Cole: Underappreciated But Never Forgotten
She who ended Aretha's eight-year Grammy-winning streak deserves more credit than she's usually afforded: she was influential and flexible and a phenomenal singer.
Along with Classical MPR's Tesfa Wondemagegnehu, The Current's Production Manager Derrick Stevens lent his skills and stories to a rehearsal of the vocal-music students at the FAIR School in Minneapolis. The students will soon be performing 'Glory,' the Oscar-winning song by John Legend and Common.
Jake Rudh has previously celebrated the genius of John Hughes at First Avenue, but would people show up for a few hours of sci-fi action? It turns out they did. Jake provides a recap of a 'Star Wars' party at First Avenue that drew nearly 1,200 people and raised money for a good cause.
Following yesterday's Grammy nominations, The Current's Mac Wilson provides in-depth analysis and predictions in this year's major Grammy races. 'With the Grammys, what seems obvious is often obvious,' Mac writes, 'except for when they leave you reeling with a curveball.'
The Current's Program Director, Jim McGuinn, shares his thoughts about the late Stone Temple Pilots frontman, who died in Bloomington, Minn., on Dec. 3, 2015. 'STP were one of the great bands of the '90s,' McGuinn writes. 'The songs and Weiland's vocal performances totally hold up. ... Through recordings, we are always able to return to the artist at the moment of their greatness.'
Prince's '80s-era classic has gotten a modern update -- in Niger. Directed by Christopher Kirkley, starring the nomadic Tuareg people, this 'Purple Rain' remake, which screened at the Sound Unseen Festival in the Twin Cities, drops the kissing but keeps the attitude.