Ever wonder if popular music is better today than it was, say, 40 years ago? Frankly, it isn't. Even with Gangnam style, it's hard to imagine this year producing so many recordings as important as the best of 1972.
Of all the cover bands in St. Louis, Jake's Leg is surely among the most faithful. They're as close to the Dead as you'll get without a time machine.
Rap legend Heavy D passes away at the age of 44.
One of the greats of American popular music, Jerry Ragovoy, suffered a massive stroke yesterday and has passed away at the age of 80.