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Tyler Childers certainly has a knack for incorporating authentic images into his songs. Throughout the ten tracks of Purgatory, he brings life into the stories that he tells either with lyrical ballads such as ‘Lady May’ or tenser tracks like ‘Banded Clovis’. Intended to be a concept album about Childers growing from a troubled youth to a married man, it is evocative in its storytelling and unabashedly emotional. 1. To establish that he wanted the album to relate to his hometown, Tyler enlisted a local artist to draw the outline of his native Lawrence County on the album’s front cover. 2. Tyle
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Another Rock Star’s Tragic Suicide

JEFF NELSON with reporting by Sarah Michaud and Jordan Runtagh For nearly 20 years Chester Bennington fronted the alt-rock act Linkin Park, singing of darkness and despair on the band’s early hits “In the End” and “Numb.” On July 20 he succumbed to a battle with his own demons. That morning Bennington, 41, was found in his bedroom; the L.A. county coroner later confirmed his cause of death to be suicide by hanging. (Bennington’s longtime friend Chris Cornell, who similarly died by suicide in May, would have turned 53 the same day.) Born March 20, 1976, in Phoenix, Bennington suffered childhoo
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Radiator Hospital's 'Dance Number' Is Here For Your Existential Bewilderment

Sam Cook-Parrott writes songs like William Carlos Williams writes poems. "Cut Your Bangs," "Fireworks," "Down Again" all work in sharp images punctuated by a seemingly singular emotion, used as a lens to examine some complex feelings. Even long after he moved on from solo bedroom recordings to a full band (Jon Rybicki on bass, Jeff Bolt on drums, and Cynthia Schemmer on guitar/vocals), Radiator Hospital's punk-flecked power-pop songs are remarkably intimate miniatures perfectly punctuated, often in two minutes or less. Play The Songs You Like is the latest Radiator Hospital record, 16 songs th
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The Boss is back…

Bruce Springsteen’s much-anticipated memoir is especially intimate in his self-narrated audiobook. Written with his characteristic lyricism and honesty, it’s a memoir as much about an American rock star as about America itself.