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Slash Records Leader Bob Biggs Dies at 74; Label Brought Los Lobos, X, Violent Femmes to Fame

Bob Biggs, who led the upstart Los Angeles punk rock label Slash Records to national prominence in the ‘80s, died Oct. 17 in Tehachapi, CA. He was 74, and had suffered from Lewys body dementia. Spawned by a loud, funny tabloid publication that touted the hard-edged acts that poured out of the Hollywood basement club […] → Read More

Craft brewers upend their business models in fight to stay alive

Riding high before the pandemic, thousands could close in the coming months. → Read More

How major conventions likes SXSW and CES are working around the extended pandemic timeline

Big shows scramble to go virtual as COVID-19 digs in. → Read More

Eddie Van Halen Dies at 65

Eddie Van Halen, whose innovative and explosive guitar playing kept the hard rock band that bore his family name cemented to the top of the album charts for two decades, died on Tuesday morning after a long battle with cancer, a rep confirmed to Variety. He was 65. — Wolf Van Halen (@WolfVanHalen) October […] → Read More

Peter Green, Fleetwood Mac Founder, Dies at 73

Peter Green, founder of Fleetwood Mac and the band’s widely admired guitarist and vocalist in its early years, has died. He was 73. → Read More

Charlie Daniels, Country Music Hall of Famer, Dies at 83

Singer, songwriter and instrumentalist Charlie Daniels, whose fusion of traditional country and Southern rock made him a popular cross-genre artist during the ‘70s and ‘80s, died Monday of a hemorrhagic stroke in Hermitage, Tenn. He was 83. After establishing himself on the Nashville studio scene with session and touring work behind such performers as Bob […] → Read More

Little Richard, Flamboyant Rock and Roll Pioneer, Dies at 87

Little Richard, the flamboyant rock and roll pioneer whose high-voltage sound shaped the genre, has died. He was 87. → Read More

How to watch the NFL Draft live online for free—and without cable: Start time? What channel? When?

There might not be pro sports right now, but we can look to the future. → Read More

X's 'Alphabetland': Album Review

The very first image a listener encounters in the titular opening track of X’s new album “Alphabetland” is a quintessential one: a sidewalk being torn up and covered with freshly poured pavement to obscure an old lover’s initials. That metaphorical perfection ushers in an album that was long in the making, but which finds the […] → Read More

Articles by Chris Morris

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These publicly traded companies took millions in PPP loan money

Morgan Stanley report finds at least $243 million was diverted from small businesses. → Read More

Venmo bumps up sending limits

Electronically transferring cash to vendors and/or friends? One hurdle is out of the way. → Read More

Wednesday deadline looms for $500 child stimulus payment

Select individuals won’t get the benefit automatically. → Read More

After stocks, the housing market could be next to plunge

March home sales drop 8.5%, and that’s just the beginning. → Read More

Facebook launches a Twitch and YouTube competitor

Social media giant jumps into the video game streaming business. → Read More

File your taxes, get a free case of Natty Light

Anheuser-Busch strikes up a partnership with TaxAct. → Read More

What refunds are due to you? Here’s how industries are handling things

Ticketmaster, StubHub, Disney, airlines and gyms have varying policies on giving cash back to customers. → Read More

Can you get a refund on your gym membership?

The answer depends on where you work out. → Read More

Coronavirus puts craft beer industry at risk

Majority of craft breweries depend on foot traffic to survive. → Read More

Looking for a travel refund? Here’s what airlines, hotels, and theme parks are offering

Disney, Delta, Marriott: Whether you’ll get cash back depends on where you booked. → Read More