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Jake Kussmaul

I come from a family who is passionate about all things music. I learned to sing at an early age, and by 13, had my very own Fender Strat guitar. I tried my hardest at learning all that I could. Because I was born with cerebral palsy, I had to teach myself an adaptive playing style. I learned to write and record my own music, despite these difficulties. In college, I started making great use of my writing abilities by reviewing music, as well as copy editing. I guess it's best to stick with what you know, while welcoming a fair challenge at the same time.

Tom Petty confirmed dead at 66

Tom Petty, a multiplatinum singer-songwriter whose career spanned over four decades, had been unconscious in full cardiac arrest since early Tuesday morning. After initial reports leaked of Petty’s exhibiting zero brain activity while on life support, he was presumed dead by multiple news outlets. However, his death was officially confirmed …

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Hostile Array premieres music video for sophomore single, “Herd Instinct”

Continuing their newfound journey as Hostile Array, the Maryland metal quintet followed up with “Herd Instinct,” the sophomore single to lead their second permutation’s upcoming debut album. It is chock full of dark, pounding metal riffs, while conveying a theme of faith among the ignorance of a collective society. Yesterday, …

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The Man Who Carried Cash – Author Julie Chadwick Discusses Creation Process Behind Her Unique Narrative

Back in May, Canadian author Julie Chadwick published The Man Who Carried Cash: Saul Holiff, Johnny Cash, and the Making of An American Icon. Having obtained personal material from Saul’s son, Jonathan, Chadwick constructs a poignant account of the cycle-strewn—but wholly enduring—relationship between country superstar Johnny Cash, and Saul Holiff, …

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Interview: Brendan Frey of Hostile Array

This past March, brothers Brendan and Garrison Frey, Hector Fernandez, Fredy Menjivar and Andrew Markle continued their journey under the name Hostile Array. The Maryland metalcore quintet had previously built a following while called My Ransomed Soul. Their 2015 sophomore album, Trilateral, reached especial acclaim for its straightforward progressions, grim …

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Lifehouse & Switchfoot live in Asbury Park, NJ August 10: Interview with Lifehouse’s Bryce Soderberg and Jason Wade

Lifehouse have held a strong footing amidst the variable success of current mainstream rock. The band is best known for their accessible blend of post-grunge and pop, which defines such classics as “Hanging by A Moment,” “Spin,” and “You And Me,” along with modern gems “All In” and “Hurricane.” 17 …

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