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Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Seals Its Irrelevance With Another Year of Sad Boomer Inductees

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Fans of 70s stadium rock and five-necked guitars, rejoice! Today is your day. Because the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, that temple to Rolling Stone‘s boomer base, has inducted yet another slew of old white dudes into its ranks. This morning the hall announced that Steve Miller, Cheap Trick, and Deep Purple were all inducted into the Hall. Chicago—who won the fan vote with 37.7 million entries—also made it, as did gangsta rap godfathers N.W.A., who conveniently had a hit biopic to boost their visibility. 
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Keith Richards Is ‘Under the Influence’ of Muddy Waters, Hank Williams, and His Own Ego

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Keith Richards has been interviewed too many times. Watching Keith Richards: Under the Influence, a new documentary about the Rolling Stones guitarist out today exclusively on Netflix, one gets the sense that when he tells tales of his life in music, he’s told these stories hundreds of times. By now, it’s almost as if he gets as much pleasure from retelling those moments as he did living them.
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Your Favorite Indie Record Stores Explain Why a Global Album Release Day Is a Bad Idea

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A few weeks back, it was announced that the record industry had decided that from August, all albums around the globe will be released on Fridays. Well, some of the record industry had decided. For independent record stores in North America and the UK, though, the shift from Mondays and Tuesdays, respectively, doesn’t make much sense. “Friday and Saturday are your busy days anyway,” says Josh Madell, cofounder of Other Music, one of lower Manhattan’s last great indie record stores. “Why concentrate everything at the end of the week?”
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Flavorwire Premiere: Short Film ‘Baby Crazy’ Turns Family Planning Into Magical Realism, Celebrates Chicago Music Scene

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Up until recently, Haroula Rose was known primarily as a folk singer-songwriter. Her songs have shown up on American Horror Story, Justify, and How I Met Your Mother, but Rose’s transition to the screen extends beyond the soundtrack. Here, in her proper short film debut “Baby Crazy,” the L.A. transplant explores what “‘being ready’ even means” when it comes to starting a family, all the while subtly celebrating the Chicago music scene she came up in.
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