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Kenneth Partridge

Kenneth Partridge's work has appeared in such publications as USA Today, the Village Voice and the Hartford Courant, as well as online at MTV Hive and HowAboutWe, among other sites. He's helped to edit two encyclopedias -- one on Latin music, the other on reggae -- and penned biographies about Louis Armstrong and the opera singer Marian Anderson. He lives in Brooklyn, N.Y., with his beloved wife and slightly less beloved record collection.

Replacements Reuniting for Riot Fest 2013, Performing in Toronto, Chicago and Denver

The Replacements will reunite for Riot Fest shows in Toronto (Aug. 24-25), Chicago (Sept. 13-15) and Denver (Sept. 21-22), according to a press release that's sure to have fans of the legendary Minneapolis punk band scrambling to make summer travel plans. The group hasn't performed live in 22 years, but according to bassist Tommy Stinson, they never actually broke up. Last fall, Stinson and frontman Paul Westerberg reconvened in the studio for 'Songs for Slim,' an EP recorded to raise money for former Replacements guitarist Slim Dunlap, who suffered a stroke in 2012, and the old chemistry was apparently still there.

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Morrissey Cancels ‘Jimmy Kimmel’ Appearance Over ‘Duck Dynasty’ Guests

Fresh off his apparent veggie victory over the Staples Center, which will reportedly go totally meatless for his March 1 show, Morrissey has cancelled tonight's (Feb. 26) scheduled appearance on 'Jimmy Kimmel Live.' The reason: The stars of the A&E reality series 'Duck Dynasty' are also slated to appear, and if Moz won't play a giant arena where burgers and wings are on the menu, E! News reports, the vocal vegetarian won't share a studio stage with a family that made its fortune selling supplies to duck hunters.

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Paul McCartney Fronting Nirvana Reunion at 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit?

Paul McCartney will stand in for the late Kurt Cobain and front a Nirvana reunion at tonight's 12-12-12 Hurricane Sandy Benefit at New York's Madison Square Garden, according to rumors sweeping the Internet. The story stems from Britain's Sun newspaper, which reports that Dave Grohl recently asked the Beatles legend to "jam with some mates," and that those additional musicians wound up being Nirvana bassist Krist Novaselic and guitarist Pat Smear, who sometimes performed with the Seattle trio. Apparently, McCartney suggested they "just make something up," paving the way for the all-star foursome to play a brand-new song at tonight's charity gig.

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