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Lenny Kaye

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As musician, writer, and producer, Lenny Kaye is intimately involved with the creative impulse. He has been a guitarist for poet-rocker Patti Smith since her band’s inception forty years ago, has worked in the studio with such artists as Suzanne Vega, Jim Carroll, Soul Asylum, and Allen Ginsberg, as well as his own solo muse. His seminal anthology of sixties’ garage rock, Nuggets, has long been regarded as defining a genre

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Gene Rains: Exotica’s F…

[dek class="right"]It was only a matter of time before record collectors,… more »

Elvis Presley and the Inventi…

It’s July 5, 1954, and rock ‘n’ roll is being born.… more »

Willie Nelson, Band of Brothe…

Under a starry Texas night, watching Willie Nelson and his band of… more »

Lenny Kaye on Willie Nelson…

Under a starry Texas night, watching Willie Nelson and his band of… more »

Wayne Kramer Kicks Out the Ja…

Wayne Kramer is no stranger to jazz. As co-lead guitarist in the MC5, wit… more »

Led Zeppelin, Led Zeppelin (D…

They rose in 1968, from the ashes of the most sonically futuristic Englis… more »

Lenny Kaye on 50 Years of the…

With all the brouhaha over the Beatles’ arrival in America 50 years… more »

The Black Keys’ Moody R…

The new Black Keys album is titled Turn Blue, but it might well be called… more »

Talking Sports With The Baseb…

It might not seem so at first blush, but the parallels between music and… more »

Interview: Joan As Police Wom…

On The Classic, the fourth album by Joan As Policewoman, Joan Wasser… more »

Rosanne Cash, The River and t…

On her beautiful and understated new album, Rosanne Cash takes us on a ri… more »

Why George Jones was the Perf…

I wanted to say farewell on June 2, when George Jones was scheduled to ap… more »

Katy Perry, Prism

To my ears and heart, there is nothing more rousing than a well-crafted s… more »

Lenny Kaye Remembers Lou Reed

We bonded over EC Comics and doo-wop records, back in the days when the V… more »

Paul McCartney, New

What does it mean to be a lifer? To have the talent and the luck and the… more »

Paul McCartney, New (Deluxe V…

What does it mean to be a lifer? To have the talent and the luck and the… more »

Interview: White Hills

Listening to the latest White Hills album, So You Are…So You… more »

Eddie Cochran’s Blues

I’m in a music store in Berlin, looking at an old Gibson Skylark am… more »

Johnny Hallyday, The Collecti…

Forever subtitled the French Elvis, Johnny Hallyday’s contributions… more »

Various Artists, The Naughty…

Some things never change. Seduction and courtship rituals have always bee… more »

Ashes to Ashes, Borderline…

Ashes to Ashes, named after Bowie’s song (and not to be confused wi… more »

Johnny Smith, Walk, Don…

I first heard his song from the Ventures, like many others painstakingly… more »

Garage Rock’s Next Gene…

I’m at Psychfest in Austin, levitating around the fairgrounds, wait… more »

Interview: Ghost B.C.

The curtain opens on the phantom’s opera, a masked demon in the bas… more »

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