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Guitar hero: Dinosaur Jr. frontman J Mascis talks Kurt Cobain, Phil Spector, Lou Reed – and two reality-TV shows he watches

Much has changed in a generation for indie rock bands. Recording artists like Dinosaur Jr., Camper Van Beethoven and Sebadoh were performing to half-filled clubs during the late 1980s. Nowadays, these three acts are packing theaters. Dinosaur Jr., which headlines Monday night at Knitting Factory, has been selling out 2,000-capacity theaters during its current tour, which supports the band’s latest album, “Sweep It Into Space.”
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‘I Was in Prison. Now He Is’: Ronnie Spector Gets Raw on Phil Spector in Unearthed Audio

Ronnie Spector, who died last week at the age of 78, speaks candidly about her abusive ex-husband, Phil Spector, and more in never-before-heard audio on the new episode of Rolling Stone Music Now. Phil Spector, who died in 2021, was in prison for murder when Kory Grow interviewed Ronnie in 2016, and she told Grow she saw it as karmic justice for the years when her ex essentially locked her away in their mansion. To hear the entire episode, press play above, or listen on Apple Podcasts or Spotify.  “I couldn’t go out for seven years,” Spector said. “I didn’t go anywhere… What...

Inside Ronnie Spector’s dark marriage to murderer Phil Spector

As far as red flags go, Ronnie Spector’s tumultuous marriage to Phil Spector was the biggest and reddest of them all. Phil was convicted in the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson and died in prison last year. But before he was tried for the grisly crime, the relationship between the producer and his teenage protégé was marred by brutality, sick control and twisted love. And it ultimately wound up becoming a chilling harbinger of the violence to come.

Ronnie Spector, rock icon behind ‘Be My Baby’ and ex of Phil Spector, dead at 78

Ronnie Spector, the powerhouse singer and teen talent behind ’60s rock band The Ronettes, died Wednesday at the age of 78. “Our beloved earth angel, Ronnie, passed away peacefully today,” Her family wrote in a statement, adding that the star lost a brief battle with cancer. “She was with family and in the arms of her husband, Jonathan.”

Four Chords and A Gun – (The gun belongs to Phil Spector)

Punk rock band The Ramones came together in 1974 Queens, New York. Musicians adopted a single last name though none were related. The group featured: Lead singer Joey Ramone (1951-2001), Bassist Dee Dee Ramone (1951-2002), Guitarist Johnny Ramone (1948-2004) and successive drummers Marky, Richie and Elvis Ramone. Never stadium-successful, they nonetheless performed 2,263 concerts, touring nonstop for 22 years. In 2002, the original group was inducted into The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. Green Day notably played their music.

Phil Spector Murdered Lana Clarkson. That Is Not And Never Will Be Simply A 'Flaw'

The late Phil Spector, convicted murderer and former music producer, is back in the news today after the BRIT Awards included him in an online list of musical figures who have died in the past year. Noting him as a 'producer, songwriter and pioneer of the iconic "Wall of Sound",' they stated that he 'will equally be remembered for his conviction for murder of the actress Lana Clarkson. Spector collaborated with many of the greats including The Beatles individually and as a band — producing Let it Be and Imagine – The Righteous Brothers, Leonard Cohen and The Ronettes, and also wrote numerous era-defining songs.' Many have been angered by his inclusion, and it is has rekindled conversations that surrounded his death - and the resulting obituaries - earlier this year. This is what Grazia said when the man's professional reputation seemed to trump his heinous act...

Brit Awards include mention of convicted murderer Phil Spector in obituaries section

The Brit Awards has included convicted murder Phil Spector in a list of obituary tributes shared on its website.This year’s Brits are set to take place tonight (11 May), with a live ceremony being held in London’s O2 arena.Ahead of the event, organisers featured a list of obituaries on the official awards website, which included Spector, who died in prison on 16 January while serving a sentence for the murder of actor Lana Clarkson.Before his murder conviction, Spector was a revered record producer, known for the “wall of sound” recording technique, which produced a dense, layered effect.The Brit Awards’...

BRIT Awards honour record producer and convicted murderer Phil Spector

The BRIT Awards 2021 has included Phil Spector in the obituaries section of its website, replacing the usual In Memoriam section shown during the live awards ceremony. The tribute to the late producer, which coincides with tonight’s (May 11) awards, may prove controversial. In 2009 Spector was convicted for the 2003 murder of actress Lana Clarkson. He died in January aged 81 while serving a 19-year sentence.