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Minneapolis mourns Brother Jules, DJ and longtime Prince associate

Purple-tinted photo of Brother Jules wearing hat and headphones.
“Minneapolis is mourning the loss of the legendary 89.9 KMOJ and club DJ Brother Jules, who was a frequent presence at Prince's Paisley Park afterparties in the 1990s and whose scratching can be heard on the New Power Generation album 'Exodus,'” according to a statement from Prince’s official accounts.Read more

Dec. 6 in Music History: Remembering Pete Shelley

Pete Shelley
Lead Belly passed away, R.E.M.'s Peter Buck was born, Led Zeppelin had their first hit in the US, Sid Vicious lived up to his name, The Rolling Stones performed a free concert at the Altamont Speedway; and Pete Shelley passed away, Today in Music History. Read more

When Making Music Breaks Your Body

Meric Long of the Bay Area band The Dodos found his voice in a distinctive guitar style. While writing the new album Grizzly Peak, he watched that ability begin to slip away.
An arthritis diagnosis means the latest album by the Bay Area band The Dodos is likely its last. It is a striking reminder of the oft-overlooked physical strains of music careers. Read more

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