"Metal Machine Music": The Sound And The Fury Of Lou Reed’s Most Controversial Album

“Metal Machine Music”: The Sound And The Fury Of Lou Reed’s Most Controversial Album

Almost 50 years after Lou Reed unleashed white-noise opus Metal Machine Music, people are still debating whether it’s brilliant art
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Resurrection Rock: "Creem" Magazine Rises From The Dead

Resurrection Rock: “Creem” Magazine Rises From The Dead

If you’re old enough to remember Creem, you’re old enough to remember a time when rock journalism was devoid of
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Elizabeth M. Drummond: Alone Again, Naturally

Elizabeth M. Drummond: Alone Again, Naturally

Australian singer/songwriter Elizabeth M. Drummond had a band, a major-label career and a five-year relationship. It all came crashing down
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Golden Nuggets: Lenny Kaye’s Classic Garage Rock Anthology Turns 50

Golden Nuggets: Lenny Kaye’s Classic Garage Rock Anthology Turns 50

MAGNET’s Mitch Myers had too much to dream last night and recalled his homage to Nuggets: Original Artyfacts From The
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Nashville Dispatch: Goodbye $2 Tuesdays, Hello Derek Hoke

Nashville Dispatch: Goodbye $2 Tuesdays, Hello Derek Hoke

All good things must come to an end—and in the case of $2 Tuesdays, Derek Hoke had it all mapped
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The Tailspins: The White Stuff

The Tailspins: The White Stuff

How Jack White plucked the Tailspins out of obscurity “We were starting from scratch all over again, and a couple
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MAGNET Exclusive: Dawes' "Misadventures Of Doomscroller" Track By Track

MAGNET Exclusive: Dawes’ “Misadventures Of Doomscroller” Track By Track

After a string of recent albums that have emphasized production value and songcraft, sometimes at the expense of grit and
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Ohm On The Brain (Or The Miseducation Of Billy Fields)

Ohm On The Brain (Or The Miseducation Of Billy Fields)

MAGNET’s Mitch Myers gets extremely graphic and downright vocal on the history of electronic music. Attendance is mandatory. Story and
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SXSW 2022: The MAGNET Postmortem

SXSW 2022: The MAGNET Postmortem

Wet Leg The first in-person SXSW in three years was notable in many ways—especially for what it lacked. No Rachael
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SXSW 2022: Aeon Station Lets It Fly

SXSW 2022: Aeon Station Lets It Fly

A featured act at this year’s South By Southwest Music Conference, Evan Dando arrived in Austin, Texas, to promote the
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Speaking In Tongues With Ornette Coleman

Speaking In Tongues With Ornette Coleman

MAGNET’s Mitch Myers recounts the history of a free-jazz pioneer and his Prime Time lessons on sound grammar. Photo by
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Tremendous Efforts: Though Dallas Good Is Gone, The Sadies Are Still Yours To Discover

Tremendous Efforts: Though Dallas Good Is Gone, The Sadies Are Still Yours To Discover

Following the unexpected death of Dallas Good last week, MAGNET’s Mitch Myers revisits some of the Sadies’ many precious moments
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O Say Can You "C": Terry Riley's Great American Life

O Say Can You “C”: Terry Riley’s Great American Life

What do Brian Eno, Philip Glass and Pete Townshend have in common? MAGNET’s Mitch Myers revisits a harmonious encounter with
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The Strength Of Strings: Leo Kottke, John Fahey And The Illustrious "Armadillo Album"

The Strength Of Strings: Leo Kottke, John Fahey And The Illustrious “Armadillo Album”

MAGNET’s Mitch Myers explores the unique bond between two guitarists and the mystique of an influential acoustic debut from 1969
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R.I.P. MAGNET Senior Writer Jonathan Valania