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Ed Masley

USA TODAY

Phoenix, AZ, United States

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Past articles by Ed:

Jimmy Eat World drummer calls out Third Eye Blind's 'creepy' Stephan Jenkins after tour

If you wondering how Jimmy Eat World enjoyed that co-headlining tour with Third Eye Blind, may we suggest their drummer Zach Lind's Twitter feed? → Read More

3 men arrested in theft of Lamb of God guitars from Slayer show in Phoenix

Three men have been arrested in the theft of Lamb of God's guitars at a Slayer concert in Phoenix. → Read More

Indie rock duo Her's killed alongside manager in car crash while on tour

Stephen Fitzpatrick and Audun Laading died alongside their tour manager Trevor Engelbrektson in a collision early Wednesday. → Read More

How sci-fi and horror films helped shape Muse's Simulation Theory World Tour

Muse's Dom Howard shares his thoughts on simulation theory, quantum levitation, '80s science fiction films and more, with photos from the tour. → Read More

Frankie Valli: 'How do you beat Cole Porter and Irving Berlin?'

Frankie Valli reflects on his life as the voice of the Four Seasons in the wake of a UK farewell tour while looking forward to Phoenix. → Read More

Daryl Dragon of Captain & Tennille has died at 76

Daryl Dragon of Captain& Tennille died of renal failure Wednesday, Jan. 2, at a hospice in Arizona with his former wife, Toni Tennille, by his side. → Read More

Elvis Costello returns to 'Imperial' form on first album in 5 years, 'Look Now'

Elvis Costello returns to the form of "Imperial Bedroom," with help from the Imposters, on "Look Now," his first release in five years. → Read More

The Kinks' Dave Davies reflects on classic 'Village Green' album at 50

Dave Davies reflects on the 50th anniversary of "The Kinks are the Village Green Preservation Society," his solo "Decade" and working with Ray again. → Read More

Beyonce and Jay-Z surprise Arizona teen with $100,000 scholarship

Jay-Z and Beyonce awarded an Arizona student a $100,000 scholarship as part of their partnership with Boys & Girls Clubs. They have awarded a total of more than $1 million in scholarships in 11 cities. → Read More

Tony Bennett reflects on Lady Gaga, the Gershwins and 'Just Getting Started' at 92

In 2017, Tony Bennett became the first artist awarded the Gershwin Prize for Popular Song without writing a song. We talked about that and Lady Gaga. → Read More

Review: Taylor Swift kicks off 'Reputation' tour with epic, revelatory concert

Taylor Swift launched her "Reputation" tour in Phoenix, sharing with her fans the experiences that led her to the tour and the lessons she learned. → Read More

Linda Ronstadt: From Tucson to Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, her lifetime love affair with music

Linda Ronstadt reflects on the "Simple Dreams," as she titled her memoir, that took her from Tucson to the pop charts and headlining "stupid" arenas. → Read More

Remembering Tom Petty: Distinctive voice, quirky charm, immense talent

The unexpected deaths hit harder. → Read More

Stevie Nicks launches 24K Gold Tour with Pretenders' Chrissie Hynde

Stevie Nicks tests the waters with a “very different show.” → Read More

Jerome Teasley, drummer for Motown, R&B legends, dies

PHOENIX — By the time he moved to Phoenix in the ’80s, Jerome Teasley had played drums for such iconic figures in the history of soul and R&B as Wilson Pickett, Al Green, Ike and Tina Turner and Junior Walker & the All-Stars, appearing on three Walker albums and Green’s first album, Back Up Train . He also played with bebop legend Sonny Stitt. → Read More

For Avett Brothers, songs are works in progress

The Avett Brothers' Bob Crawford talks new album, produced again by Rick Rubin, and how the live show keeps it fresh. → Read More

20 best David Bowie songs of all time

David Bowie, who died at age 69 after a cancer battle, was known for a musical catalog so rich with essential material, that no two top 20 lists would be the same. That may be true of any artist but it’s probably truer of Bowie than most. → Read More

20 best David Bowie songs of all time

Some are chart-topping singles, from “Space Oddity” and “Fame” to “Ashes to Ashes,” a sequel of sorts to “Space Oddity. → Read More

15 best ZZ Top songs, from 'La Grange' to 'Breakaway'

Our playlist of best ZZ Top songs take you from "ZZ Top's First Album" through "La Grange" and "Tush" to "Antenna" → Read More

Summer Ends Music Festival adds Hozier, Brand New, more

The Summer Ends Music Festival at Tempe Beach Park has added Hozier, Brand New, Cold War Kids and Brandon Flowers. → Read More