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Steve Earle. b. January 17, 1955

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Remembering Rush’s Neil Peart, The Relentless Idealist 

Even amid tragedy, the beloved drummer’s beliefs and music never crumbled into cynicism

The accolades continue for one of the great drummers and lyricists in the rock n’ roll era. Neil Peart was that and much more — he was also a thoughtful and well-read thinker. Nick Burns’ piece frames Peart well …

Source: Remembering Rush’s Neil Peart, The Relentless Idealist | Consequence of Sound

By Your Side

When you feel your heart is breaking
When all your friends are faking
When its giving and no taking
I will be by your side

The Black Crowes, By Your Side

The Black Crowes go back to their roots on January 12, 1999 with “By Your Side.”

I remember a music critic from The Milwaukee Journal Sentinal — Gemma Tarlach — calling it “good, dirty fun.” She nailed it.