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The Allman Brothers Band's final show - 5 years ago last night!

Five years ago today, the Allman Brothers Band played their final show at the Beacon Theatre. You can order a CD of the final show right here. FIVE F'IN YEARS?? (adsbygoogle = window.adsbygoogle || []).push({}); I covered the…
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RIP Robert Hunter, one of the all-time great songwriters

Eyes of the World: An interview with Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter So very, very sad to hear that Robert Hunter has passed away. To honor the man, I present my 2015 (?) interview. An edited version ran on WSJ.com as part of a preview…

I could be a Chinese basketball coach and so could you

I just plucked this email out of my SPAM folder and it reminded me of  Brave Dragons: A Chinese Basketball Team, an American Coach, and Two Cultures Clashing, the upcoming book from my friend Jim Yardley, which is all about the life and times…

Red Rock: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll

I just ordered Jon Campbell's book Red Rock: The Long, Strange March of Chinese Rock & Roll and am really looking forward to getting my hands on it. I met Jon as a drummer in Beijing, who played with the blues band Black Cat Bone and the…

Watching the Steelers in Beijing

The Steelers and Broncos meet Sunday in a wildcard game. The last time these two teams met in the Playoffs was the 2005 AFC Championship Game, which may be the most memorable football game I've ever watched. That's because I watched it at 4…