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‘Best of Big Star’ comp out in June (listen to an rare mix of “In the Street”)

Legendary Memphis band Big Star are getting a new best-of compilation which will be out June 16 viaCraft Recordings label. The 16-track compilation is on two 45 PRM discs in a gatefold sleeve...

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Big Star ‘Third’ deluxe box set coming in October — listen to “Like St. Joan (Kanga Roo)” demo

The three-disc, 69 track set features every demo, rough mix, alternate take and final master known to exist.

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Those Pretty Wrongs (Jody Stephens of Big Star) released debut LP & new video, playing w/ Dinosaur Jr + other NYC shows

Big Star drummer Jody Stephens and onetime Freewheelers frontman Luther Russell have formed a new group, Those Pretty Wrongs. The two first got together when Stephens enlisted Russell for a few shows to promote Big Star documentary Nothing Can Hurt Me...

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Members of Wilco, REM, Yo La Tengo & more playing Big Star tribute in L.A.

As happens from time to time, a huge tribute to the legendary Big Star has been announced in LA with members of Wilco, Yo La Tengo, REM and many more...

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End of Love (featuring Nels Cline & Big Star’s Jody Stephens) playing Joe’s Pub in January

As mentioned, early '00s Americana/powerpop band End of Love are releasing a new album, Ghosts on the Radio, that features Big Star's Jody Stephens, Wilco's Nels Cline, Sonic Youth's Lee Ranaldo and more...

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End of Love (featuring Big Star’s Jody Stephens) share “Take This Heart” from guest-filled new LP (listen)

Early-'00s Americana powerpop band End of Love reformed in 2013 and have been working on a new album titled Ghosts on the Radio which features Big Star's Jody Stephens on drums, plus guest appearances of Lee Ranaldo's band and more...

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Lucero share cover of Big Star’s “I’m in Love with a Girl” featuring Jody Stephens, Jon Auer & Ken Stringfellow

Lucero's new album, All A Man Should Do, will be out September 18 via ATO and the band have shared another song from it, a cover of Big Star's "I'm in Love with a Girl...

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End of Love reform w/ new members Nels Cline & Jody Stephens, announce a show; Lee Ranaldo on LP, Nels touring

Americana powerpop band End of Love existed in the early '00s in NYC. Original members Jay Deegan, Jennifer Groves, and Irwin Menken reformed the band with a couple additions you may recognize: Wilco's Nels Cline on guitar and Big Star's Jody Stephens on drums...

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Sharon Van Etten, Kurt Vile & more played Big Star tribute at Summerstage; Big Star documentary opens today

We didn't get the album in order, although the exact ordering of the album has always been a bit ambiguous anyway. One dissenting voice in the crowd was complaining loudly that no-one was mentioning Alex Chilton, the perfect reply came from the stage via Django Haskins (who among performing was the designated announcer) who said "everything we're doing tonight is about Alex Chilton"...

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all star collective performing Big Star’s ‘Third’ album

"Big Star's third album, , has long been revered by artists and critics as one of the most influential albums ever produced. Written and recorded when the legendary 70s band was primarily a studio project consisting of Alex Chilton and Jody Stephens, the third album was never been performed in public with the original string and wind orchestrations...

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