All posts by Jack Brenn

  • Luck Presents ‘Til Further Notice

    This week the team behind Luck Reunion, the annual anti-festival held in Willie Nelson’s backyard, will present “‘Til Further Notice,” a live-streamed event held in the absence of this year’s in-person event. On Thursday, March 19, Luck...

    • Posted March 19, 2020
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  • Gene Watson Joins The Grand Ole Opry

    Tonight, after a career spanning five decades, country legend, Gene Watson, officially becomes a member of the Grand Ole Opry. It’s been called the “home of American music” and “country’s most famous stage”  and from our perspective,...

    • Posted February 7, 2020
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  • Elvis Presley, NYE Traditions.

    There are few patterns in how Elvis celebrated the coming of each new year. Only three times did Elvis perform on New Year’s Eve—once at the start of his career and twice at the very end. In...

    • Posted December 30, 2019
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  • Keep On Rockin’ In The Free World, Neil Young Backstory

    It’s no surprise that 1989 saw Neil Young’s transformation from folk-rock legend to a growling, snarling pre-grunge harbinger of Nirvana and Pearl Jam’s impact on music. “Rockin’ In The Free World” is filled with anger at an...

    • Posted December 18, 2019
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  • Be Thankful

    William DeVaughn and Onstage Magazine would like to wish you all a Happy Thanksgiving. DeVaughn wrote “Be Thankful For What You Got” in 1972. The record sold nearly two million copies on its release in the spring...

    • Posted November 28, 2019
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  • Urban Myths. The Beatles, Paul Is Dead.

    “Paul is Dead” is an urban legend and conspiracy theory alleging that Beatles member, Paul McCartney died in 1966 and was secretly replaced by a look-alike. The Legend: On Wednesday, November 9th, 1966, after working at Apple...

    • Posted November 11, 2019
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  • Guns-n-Roses ‘November Rain’ Backstory

    “When your fears subside, and shadows still remain”…. ‘November Rain’ stands the test of time. It’s hard to believe almost thirty years have passed since Guns-n-Roses released ‘November Rain’. Written by the band’s frontman, Axl Rose, the...

    • Posted November 1, 2019
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  • Billie Eilish @ACL

                Performing on the Honda Stage at the Austin City Limits Music Festival Billie Eilish told me to jump like a kangaroo, so I jumped like a kangaroo. She also sported lime green hair, tied up in...

    • Posted October 27, 2019
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  • Gary Clark ACL

    Austin native and legendary blues-rocker, Gary Clark brought the crowd together at the Austin City Limits Festival during weekend two. It was cold and blustery outside but Clark heated the huge crowd up with a screaming set....

    • Posted October 21, 2019
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  • Lynyrd Skynyrd Urban Legend

    #halloween 👻 On October 20, 1977, Lynyrd Skynyrd’s plane went down near McComb, Mississippi. Following a performance at the Greenville Memorial Auditorium in Greenville, South Carolina, the band boarded a chartered Convair CV-240 bound for Baton Rouge,...

    • Posted October 20, 2019
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