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Huntsville, AL, United States

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Past articles by Matthew:

Swampers drummer, Muscle Shoals Sound Studio cofounder Roger Hawkins has died

Hawkins played on hits by Aretha Franklin, Wilson Pickett, Bob Seger, many others → Read More

Swampers guitarist Jimmy Johnson has died

Johnson's recording legacy is as rich as they come. → Read More

Allman Brothers producer, Alabama native Johnny Sandlin dead at 72

Alabama Music Hall of Fame inductee also worked with Widespread Panic and other influential southern acts. → Read More

What restaurants are open on Thanksgiving Day?

A few Alabama eateries will be open, serving items ranging from traditional Turkey Day faves to burgers to smoked salmon chowder. → Read More

Either Donald Trump or Hillary Clinton will inherit a sweet White House vinyl collection

LPs include classic from Bruce Springsteen, Rolling Stones and Sex Pistols. → Read More

Dead musicians who would have been awesome on social media

But there's a good chance that if they'd lived to tweet about their pets or post food photos, these legends would lose some mystique. → Read More

Who all should be in the ultimate band of Alabama-born musicians?

The state's top rock, R&B and country talent makes for an interesting mix. → Read More

10 power-ballads more people would take seriously if Bob Dylan sang them

Tunes by Poison, Whitesnake and other glam-metal acts can easily be transformed into a Dylan-esque style. → Read More

'Led Zeppelin II' was released this week, 1969: Classic LP's tracks ranked worst to best

Album featured 'Whole Lotta Love,' 'Ramble On' and many other hard-rock classics. → Read More

'Almost famous' Alabama bands of the '90s, their untold stories: Secondhand Jive

Groove-oriented Tuscaloosa group became part of the Southeastern Conference college experience. → Read More

Stoned in Alabama: Stories from Rolling Stones concerts in the state, from '60s to '90s

The quintessential bad-boy rockers have performed in Birmingham, Auburn, Tuscaloosa and Mobile in the past. But, alas, nowhere in Alabama since 1994. → Read More

John Paul White talks new solo album, Civil Wars, social media, Selena Gomez

Florence singer/songwriter also discusses why he wasn't sure he wanted to write songs again. → Read More

'I Love the 90s' tour: the acts, their music, place in pop-culture

Vanilla Ice, Salt-N-Pepa, All-4-One, Coolio, Tone Loc and Young MC set for Huntsville concert. → Read More

Secret Sisters overcome lawsuit, bankruptcy, being dropped by label to make new LP

With a big help from fans, Muscle Shoals duo forging ahead after trying times to make their third album. → Read More

Alabama Shakes taping new 'Austin City Limits' and here's how you can attend

Alabama Shakes returning as part of PBS show's 41st season. → Read More

50 years of Muscle Shoals music in 15 songs

Includes cuts from Percy Sledge, Aretha Franklin,The Rolling Stones, Etta James, St. Paul & The Broken Bones and more. → Read More

10 fast-food chain items that don't suck

See which burger, fried-chicken, sub, pizza and other items made our list. → Read More

Alabama Shakes 'Sound & Color': Band discusses bold new LP, 'Will Brittany go solo?' talk

Group's highly anticipated album out April 21. → Read More

'The Sing-Off Live Tour' Q&A: 'Blurred Lines,' weird vocal warm-ups, NBC show behind-the-scenes

Von Braun Center show coming up. → Read More

'Doctor Who' convention Con Kasterborous: Costumes, panels, perfumes inspired by sci-fi series, and former lead actor from show at Huntsville event

Convention runs June 28 - 29. → Read More