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10 reasons why you should care about Ike Turner

When most people hear of Ike Turner, they immediately think of Tina Turner’s abusive ex-husband, and maybe Laurence Fishburne. The truth is that Tina’s 1993 biopic,  What’s Love Got to Do with It, cemented Ike’s reputation as a drug-crazed wifebeater. In 2006, thirteen years after the picture was released, Ike Turner—along with Hannibal Lecter, Darth Vader, Freddy Krueger and…

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Glory Days: seeing Springsteen live

I’ve got to say that I’m a little, let’s be honest, very envious of the European Bruce fans who get to see Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band live this spring. The setlists are killing me! As of yet, there are no North American dates announced and while my bank account is very happy…

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Best albums of 2012

As 2012 comes to an end, I thought I’d take a look back at some of my favourite albums of the year. I used to have a hard time narrowing my list down to a top 10, but in recent years I’ve had an even harder time picking three new releases that blew me away.…

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historic look back at The Beach Boys′ Pet Sounds (review)

This review was first published as part of Puluche.com’s Exemplar series—albums in rock history that score a perfect 100 according to the site’s unique album review process. The word masterpiece is often overused in the rock dictionary, but never has it rung more true than in the case of The Beach Boys′ epic Pet Sounds.  Released in 1966,…