RIP Johnny Winter

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Well CNN just gave some pretty lame-ass news. The legendary Texas Blues guitarist Johnny Winter passed away at the young age of 70.

If you don’t know who Johnny Winter is, let me bring you up to speed. Dude…f**king…rips. I mean, you hear this guy play and you wonder what other guitarists are going to do for a living. There’s no damn competition. I’m talking about lightning-fast Texas style slide Blues guitar faster than you can even comprehend.

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Hendrix/Davis/McCartney Supergroup?

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There’s been a lot of buzz lately about the most epic of all supergroups that would have included:

Jimi Hendrix (Greatest guitarist of all time)

Miles Davis (Most well-known Jazz musician ever)

Paul McCartney (He was a Beatle, that’s all the cred he needs)

Tony Williams (Jazz drummer, dude’s legit, trust me)

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Dark Side of the Moon, 40 Years Later

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In honor of the Dark Side of the Moon show we did awhile back, here is something a listener sent over my way, reblogged from here. Sharing is fun!

Pink Floyd’s ‘Dark Side’: 40 Years Later, 40 Mind-Blowing Facts About The Mad Classic

Sure, like everybody else, you’ve listened to Pink Floyd’s The Dark Side of the Moon so many times that you can recite not just every line but every heartbeat, clock tick, and cash register ring by heart. But how much do you really know about the landmark prog classic, which is celebrating its 40thanniversary this month?

To celebrate the 40 years we’ve been listening to what is arguably the preeminent rock album of the 1970s, here are 40 things you ought to know about Dark Side. Because lunacy breeds albums about lunacy, and albums about lunacy breed lunatic obsessions with album trivia. Let’s start with that iconic cover art, shall we?

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