Paul Kantner at Altamont

That Time When Paul Kantner Stood Up to the Hell’s Angels

TweetIf you’ve seen the Maysles brothers’ concert┬ádocumentary Gimme Shelter, you know the story of what happens in the clip below: Jefferson Airplane begins performing “The Other Side of This Life” during their set at the infamous 1969 Altamont Speedway Free Music Festival, held just east of San Francisco two years after the Summer of Love…

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15 Minutes with You: Lou Reed, 1942-2013

Tweet “Ah, baby, you’re so vicious…” Reading on Facebook today that Lou Reed had died, I had one of those visceral reactions. I literally felt it in my gut. It was as though someone had punched me. Hard. With a flower. Lou Reed was too tough to die. He was too gentle to die. He…