Happy Birthday Dr. Dre. Crack a bottle.
55 years ago today, the Beatles met an up-and-coming boxer named Cassius Clay. A few months later, Clay was the champion of the world and known as Muhammad Ali. You said you wanted a revolution?
Happy birthday MAGNET friend George Pelecanos (The Wire, The Deuce). Martini shots on us. Read our classic interview George did with Steve Wynn (Dream Syndicate, Baseball Project):
Happy birthday Yoko Ono. Woman power. Read Richard Barone in MAGNET on Yoko:
45 years ago today, Kiss released its self-titled debut album. Kissin’ time. Read our interview with Ace Frehley by Jon Wurster (Superchunk, Bob Mould, Mountain Goats):
Happy birthday Cheetah Chrome (Dead Boys, Rocket From The Tombs). Night of the living dead boy. Read our review of their great new “old” album:
Happy birthday Dennis DeYoung (Styx), the boyhood musical idol of MAGNET’s editor-in-chief when he was just a wee, wee lad back in the late ‘70s. And kids, just remember that it’s a grand illusion.
10 years ago today, M. Ward released Hold Time. Rave on! Read Ward in MAGNET on the Tate Modern:
Happy birthday Taylor Hawkins (Foo Fighters). We want you to know that we are happy for you. Read Taylor’s interview with Liam Gallagher for MAGNET’s cover story on the Oasis frontman:
10 years ago today, …And You Will Know Us By The Trail Of Dead released The Century Of Self. Halcyon days. Read our MAGNET Classics on Source Tags & Codes: