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Tom Verlaine, Founder of Influential Punk-Era Band Television, Dies at 73

Tom Verlaine, who redefined rock guitar in the punk era of the 1970s with his band Television, died Saturday in Manhattan. He was 73. Verlaine’s death was confirmed to the New York Times by Jesse Paris Smith, the daughter of Verlaine’s peer and former partner Patti Smith. She shared that the musician had died “after a brief illness.” Staking out Hilly Kristal’s funky club CBGB on New York’s Bowery as its laboratory, Television advanced an expansive, ecstatic style that counterpoised Verlaine’s askew, chiming playing against fellow guitarist Richard Lloyd’s more conventionally bluesy yet equally lyrical work. Critic Robert Palmer noted in “Rock & Roll:...
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Why Yankees won’t trade Aaron Hicks, Josh Donaldson

If you ask any New York Yankees fan which players they wouldn’t want to see penciled into the 2023 Opening Day lineup, the answers would very likely be Aaron Hicks and Josh Donaldson, veterans who are currently the source of plenty of Yankees trade rumors. Hicks and Donaldson enjoyed solid years defensively but were abysmal […] The post Why Yankees won’t trade Aaron Hicks, Josh Donaldson appeared first on ClutchPoints.
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In-game notes from Texas Tech's 76-68 win at LSU

I thought I'd continue doing these in-game notes from Texas Tech's games. Today it's the Big 12-SEC Challenge against LSU in a Saturday afternoon. These will just be random notes and thoughts which I thought might be interesting at the end of the day and hopefully enlightening for all of us in terms of game flow.

Three Keys and a Pick: Iowa vs. Rutgers

Iowa and Rutgers will meet for the second time this season on Sunday, Jan. 29 as the Hawkeyes will play host this time. Iowa got the best of the Scarlet Knights in Piscataway, New Jersey, earlier this month as the Hawkeyes came out on top, 76-65. Iowa is 12-8 with...

Nets G Ben Simmons (knee) out vs. Knicks

Brooklyn Nets guard Ben Simmons has been ruled out for Saturday's game against the visiting New York Knicks due to left knee soreness. Simmons exited Brooklyn's 130-122 loss to the Detroit Pistons on Thursday in the third quarter and did not return. Forward TJ Warren, who is nursing a left...

Stat proves how lethal Nets’ Ben Simmons has been as Knicks killer

It’s been over three years since the New York Knicks beat the Nets, but they’ll have an opportunity to pick up a win in Brooklyn on Saturday as part of the NBA’s Rivals Week. The Nets will be without Kevin Durant, who has a 21-3 record against the Knicks in his career. However, there’s another Nets starter that has yet to lose to the Knicks since he entered the league in 2017.

Lil Tjay Released On Bail After Judge Blunder Sent Him To Jail For Second Time This Month

Lil Tjay‘s attorney has issued a statement explaining why the rapper found himself behind bars again after being released on bond for a gun arrest last week. According to AllHipHop, several social media accounts reported that the rapper (real name Tione Jayden Merritt) had been arrested on gun charges for a second time this month. However, his attorney Dawn Florio explained that his arrest on Thursday (January 26) stemmed from a misunderstanding in regards to his initial arrest on January 16.

Tom Verlaine Dies: Influential Guitarist For Punk Group Television Was 73

Tom Verlaine, whose Television band was one of the more influential groups on the New York Punk scene in the 1980s, died today at 73 in Manhattan. Jesse Paris Smith, the daughter of Patti Smith, announced the death, attributing it to “after a brief illness” in her statement. . Television was not a huge commercial success, but Verlaine was a vast influence on guitarists of the era, and continued on as a solo artist after the group broke up after two albums. Verlaine was the band’s lead singer and did most of the songwriting. His deep lyrics and the group’s somewhat...