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Jimi Hendrix Biography and Facts: Songs, Family, Net Worth and More

Jimi Hendrix is one of the biggest rock icons of all-time. His guitar playing is legendary and he has influenced generations of musicians. Even today,...

Jimi Hendrix’s Death: A Tale Of The Lost Guitar Legend

How did Jimi Hendrix die? It might seem straightforward, but there is some mystery involved. Jimi Hendrix, who was born in Seattle, Washington on November...

Who is Gayle? All the Facts You Need to Know About the “ABCDEFU” Singer

There’s a good chance that you recently opened TikTok and wondered: “who sings “ABCDEFU,” that insanely catchy, alphabet-themed breakup song everyone is dancing to?” Well,...

From Neil Diamond to Slayer, Josh Groban to Run-DMC: Six albums that define Rick Rubin

“Oh, I kind of listen to everything” When you ask most people what kind of music they like, you’ll often get this response. The dirty...

The Duluth hill country blues of Black Eyed Snakes at the Hook and Ladder

This show was a Hook Stream from the Hook and Ladder. To find out more, click here. Isn’t music the best? It’s the best cure...

Midwest songwriter Dan Tedesco launches revolutionary new music platform

“In an attempt to bring something new and positive out of the darkness surrounding the music world these last few months, I finally got my...

Five best Creedence Clearwater Revival songs you’ve never heard

Even 50 years after their heyday, Creedence Clearwater Revival’s radio hits are still as catchy and recognizable as ever. Tracks like “Proud Mary,” “Fortunate Son,”...

10 Best Beatles Songs, 1963-1966

Twin Cities songwriter and Music in Minnesota editor Erik Ritland releases a new article every Friday. Ranging from fun lists to serious music commentary, they...

Is it worth having arguments online? Plus new single “Promises” (Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad podcast #3)

If you’re a creative type who loves music, songwriting, big ideas, and having a lot of fun, Erik Ritland isn’t so Bad is your kind...

Best Bob Dylan songs from Time Out of Mind to Rough and Rowdy Ways

Our hometown hero has done it again. With his latest album Rough and Rowdy Ways, Bob Dylan is the first artist to have a top 40...