What we’re reading — May 2016

Links we love

  • How Jefferson Airplane’s Grace Slick Wrote ‘White Rabbit’ [Wall Street Journal]
  • To Replace Or Not To Replace: Famous Rock Bands Who Lost A Key Member [The Australian]
  • Loudon Wainwright III Takes Aim At Trump [YouTube]
  • The Top 30 British Blues Rock Albums Of All Time [TeamRock]
  • Are Algorithms Ruining How We Discover Music? [FiveThirtyEight]
  • Five Places To Worship Your Musical Idols [New Zealand Herald]
  • Doors’ ‘L.A. Woman’: 10 Things You Didn’t Know [Rolling Stone]
  • Metallica—The band who reinvented metal: Their first album Kill ’Em All introduced exciting, spikily abrasive thrash, but it was their second, Ride the Lightning, that changed the game completely. [Guardian Music]
  • Malcolm McLaren’s son to burn £5m of punk memorabilia. [The Guardian]
  • An unofficial history of the Rolling Stones in London music map [Music Heritage UK]
  • A Personal History Of L.A. Punk: John Doe, Exene Cervenka and Dave Alvin of X join Fresh Air to discuss punk’s early days. [NPR Music]

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