An old friend who knows of my lifelong love affair with Steely Dan sends this note I somehow managed to miss: Chuck Rainey, the band's more-or-less bassist from Pretzel Logic in '74 to Gaucho six years later, suffered a stroke Friday night. Susan Rainey, the second Mrs., writes on the official we ... More >>
Jerry Wexler in 1979. (AP) Sad news today, as the AP reports that Jerry Wexler died at 3:45 a.m. this morning at the age of 91. The man who coined the term "Rhythm and Blues," he was a hugely influential partner at Atlantic in the 1950s and '60s. He produced Aretha Franklin's take on Otis Redding' ... More >>
We just received the sad news that the Dallas drumming community lost one of its spiritual leaders on June 6, when Eric “Stu” Stuer and his wife died in a single-vehicle wreck on I-49 south of Shreveport on their way home from RhythmWeb drum circle engagements in Mississippi. Stuer, 55, and his ... More >>
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