Kenneth Partridge's work has appeared in such publications as USA Today, the Village Voice and the Hartford Courant, as well as online at MTV Hive and HowAboutWe, among other sites. He's helped to edit two encyclopedias -- one on Latin music, the other on reggae -- and penned biographies about Louis Armstrong and the opera singer Marian Anderson. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his beloved wife and slightly less beloved record collection.
2013 Grammys: Trent Reznor’s ‘Girl With the Dragon Tattoo’ Wins Best Score
Trent Reznor and Atticus Ross have won the 2013 Grammy for Best Score Soundtrack for Visual Media for their work on 'The Girl With the Dragon Tattoo,' director David Fincher's 2012 film adaptation of the popular novel of the same name. In winning the prize, the Nine Inch Nails mastermind and his frequent collaborator beat out such Hollywood heavies as John Williams.
2013 Grammys: Skrillex and Nero Win Best Remixed Recording
Skrillex and Nero's remix of 'Promises,' from the latter's 2011 debut album, 'Welcome Reality,' has won the 2013 Grammy for Best Remixed Recording, Non-Classical. The digitally doctored tune beat out remixed versions of songs by M83, Deadmau5 and Moby to win the prize -- the first of the evening for a Diffuser.fm-relevant artist.
2013 Grammys: Black Keys’ ‘Lonely Boy’ Wins Best Rock Song
The Black Keys' 'Lonely Boy' has won Best Rock Song at the 2013 Grammys. The tune kicks off the Ohio garage-rock duo's seventh full-length, 'El Camino,' which also came up big at tonight's ceremony, earning Best Rock Album honors.
Black Rebel Motorcycle Club Announce 2013 U.S. Tour Dates
Following the release of their seventh album, 'Specter at the Feast,' which drops March 19, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club will pack their leathers and distortion pedals and embark on their first U.S. tour since 2010. The trek kicks off April 22 in the band's hometown of San Francisco, winds its way across the country and wraps June 1 in Los Angeles.
Tom Morello Joining Bruce Springsteen’s E Street Band for Australian Tour
Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band are about to put a little more rage in their sound. Come March, when the group tours Australia, ex-Rage Against the Machine guitarist Tom Morello will fill in for longtime member Steven Van Zandt, who's busy shooting the TV series 'Lilyhammer.'
Exclusive: Eddie Vedder Discusses ‘West of Memphis’ Soundtrack Contribution
Among the many musicians who fought on behalf of the West Memphis Three -- a trio of Arkansas men convicted as teenagers in 1993 for a series of child murders they did not commit -- was Eddie Vedder. The Pearl Jam frontman was instrumental in raising money and awareness, and thanks in part to his efforts, Damien Echols, Jessie Misskelley Jr. and Jason Baldwin were freed in August 2011 after spendi
Bobby Womack Suffering From Alzheimer’s Disease
Bobby Womack has revealed that he's suffering from Alzheimer’s, the NME reports. The 68-year-old soul legend is apparently in the early stages of the disease, but doctors have told him it "will get worse."
Chris Martin, Michael Stipe Perform ‘Losing My Religion’ at 12-12-12 Sandy Benefit
Coldplay singer Chris Martin joined forces with R.E.M. frontman Michael Stipe for a special performance of 'Losing My Religion' during the 12-12-12 Concert for Sandy Relief at Madison Square Garden. According to NBC anchor Brian Williams, who appeared onscreen soon after to solicit donations, the team-up was a surprise even to those involved with the planning, and Martin himself seemed humbled t
Paul McCartney Fronting Nirvana Reunion at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit?
Paul McCartney will stand in for the late Kurt Cobain and front a Nirvana reunion at tonight's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit at New York's Madison Square Garden, according to rumors sweeping the Internet. The story stems from Britain's Sun newspaper, which reports that Dave Grohl asked the Beatles legend to "jam with some mates," and that those additional musicians wound up being Nirv
Muse Rock ‘SNL,’ Perform ‘Madness’ and ‘Panic Station’ [VIDEO]
Last night (Oct. 6), Muse brought their outsized sound to 'Saturday Night Live,' performing two songs from their just-released sixth album, 'The 2nd Law.' The British foursome served up 'Madness,' a shimmery, U2-style stadium jam (above), and 'Panic Station,' a Queen-worthy dance-rock party-starter, complete with slap bass and brass (below)...