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The Ghetto Brothers Reissued, Pinback In The Studio

Wednesday, November 28, 2012

The Ghetto Brothers' once-rare album Power Fuerza is getting a reissue 40 years after its 1972 release. And Pinback performs songs from it's new album Information Retrieved in the studio.

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Mick, Keith and a 'Friend'

Monday, September 24, 2012

When we asked listeners to tell us about being in music videos, our listener Eddie chimed in with the time he served as an extra for the Rolling Stones.

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The Master And Margarita, And Music

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Patti Smith's new album is named after a character from the famed Russian novel, The Master And Margarita, putting her in some surprising musical company. Hear five songs inspired by characters from the book. 

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Alex Winston: Rolling Stones Top 5

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Back in 2010, indie rocker Alex Winston released a chilling version of the Rolling Stones' "Play With Fire." This year marks the iconic British band's 50th year - so during her recent visit to the Soundcheck studio, we asked Alex to share her top five favorite Stones tracks. 

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Rolling Stones Memories

Thursday, July 12, 2012

John Schaefer grew up on the Stones; he shares five pivotal memories of Mick and Keith and the band.

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Imagine a World Without The Stones

Thursday, July 12, 2012

This Thursday marks the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones’ first gig, which took place at London’s Marquee Club on July 12, 1962. While the band celebrates yet another milestone in its sprawling career, Soundcheck wants you to join us in an alternate universe and answer the question: What if the Rolling Stones – like the Beatles – had called it quits in 1970? John asks music critic and author Anthony DeCurtis how music history would be different without mid- and late-career Stones? We want you to weigh in: Leave a comment below.

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The New Mick Jagger Bio

Monday, July 09, 2012

It’s called “Mick: the Wild Life and Mad Genius of Jagger.”  But what we’ve seen so far is all wild life and precious little genius. 

 

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Remembering 1972

Friday, May 11, 2012

Music in 1972 was full of surprises.

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Mad Men and the Sound of ‘66

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Last week, Mad Men creator Matthew Weiner announced a last-minute musical change to the show’s season five premiere. Dusty Springfield’s “The Look of Love” was cut after critics pointed out that the song wasn’t released until late 1967 – more than a year after the episode was set to take place. Today, Rolling Stone editor Anthony DeCurtis tells us what was being heard in mid-1966, from Frank Sinatra’s “Strangers in the Night” to Simon and Garfunkel’s “The Sound of Silence” to the Rolling Stones’ “Paint it, Black.” 

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Got Live If You Want It

Tuesday, December 06, 2011

John Schaefer's mixed feelings about live albums

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John Schaefer's Road Trip Playlist

Friday, September 02, 2011

5 songs for your end-of-summer road trip

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The Sax In Rock Music

Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Somebody seems embarrassed by the sax appearing in rock music...

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