Johnny Cash's 'Bitter Tears' Fall Again

July 14, 2014

In 1964, Johnny Cash released Bitter Tears: Ballads of the American Indian, a concept album that served to draw attention to the plight of Native Americans. On August 19th, in celebration of the project's 50th anniversary, Sony Music Masterworks will...



Song Premiere: Loretta Lynn Recalls the Civil War on 'Take Your Guns'

July 24, 2013

This fall, ATO Records will release a two-disc compilation of songs from the Civil War called Divided and United that will feature contributions from Old Crow Medicine Show, A.A. Bondy, Taj Mahal, T. Bone Burnett, Steve Earle, Dolly Parton and more....


Steve Earle Plays 'Letterman'

April 23, 2013

When he's not acting or writing books, Steve Earle is recording albums like his latest with the Dukes and Duchesses, The Low Highway. He visited the Late Show With David Letterman last night to perform "Invisible," a song that built from a simple acoustic-guitar...


How You Can Go to Camp With Steve Earle

December 16, 2013

Country-rock singer Steve Earle knows a thing or two about the craft of songwriting – and he'll get to pass along his knowledge next year at Camp Copperhead, his very own songwriting course, which is being held from July 7th to 11th at the Full...


15 Rock & Roll Rebels

June 3, 2013

Deep down, the bad boys are quite often the sensitive ones – the ones who feel the world's pain. They don't "do what everybody else does" because they don't understand why things have to be that way. And they often welcome the ostracism they get...


Song Premiere: Steve Earle Heads for the Sticks on 'Calico County'

January 30, 2013

Click to listen to Steve Earle's 'Calico County' Americana's reigning renaissance man Steve Earle does not know how to slow down. Not only is he working on a memoir and a new novel, but his new album with the Dukes (and Duchesses), The Low Highway,...



High and Tight: Looking Back at a Season of Surprises

November 9, 2012

And just like that, it was over: Sergio Romo's 89-m.p.h., down-the-middle fastball froze Miguel Cabrera at the plate like somebody'd just stabbed him in the skull with a stalactite, and the San Francisco Giants were once again the champions of the baseball...


High and Tight: A View From the Bench

September 19, 2012

Every baseball fan has fantasized at some point in his or her life about hitting a World Series-winning walk-off homer, pitching a perfect game, or committing some other indelible act of diamond heroism. But how many of us have also daydreamed about getting...


High and Tight: The Return of the Rocket

September 5, 2012

Roger Clemens is back. Again. This past Saturday night, the 50-year-old pitcher took the hill for the Sugar Land Skeeters of the independent Atlantic League, throwing 3 1/3 scoreless innings against the Bridgeport Bluefish. And now comes word that "The...


Steve Earle to Publish 'Book I Swore I Would Never Write'

August 24, 2012

After vowing he wouldn't, Steve Earle is writing a memoir for Twelve, the literary imprint of Grand Central Publishing and the Hachette Book Group, The New York Times reports. The singer is also working on a new novel. Earle...


High and Tight: Rock & Roll Fantasy

August 15, 2012

It's pretty safe to say that just about every hardcore baseball fan under the age of 80 has played some form of fantasy baseball at some point in their life. Whether you've managed a hand-picked roster of current players in a Rotisserie league or helmed...


High and Tight: Rock Baseball Experts Talk Managers

August 1, 2012

What makes a great baseball manager? Is it a brilliant tactical mind? A charismatic personality? The ability to inspire your players to play up to (or even above) their abilities? The good sense to stay out of your team's way and let them do their thing?...


On Woody Guthrie's 100th, the Family Returns to Mermaid Avenue

July 16, 2012

In 1943, three years after releasing "This Land is Your Land," Woody Guthrie and his wife Marjorie moved to a modest first-floor apartment at 3520 Mermaid Avenue in Coney Island. Three of their children – Arlo, Joady and Nora – were born there,...


High and Tight: World Series Predictions

October 24, 2012

The Detroit Tigers and San Francisco Giants are two of the most venerable and venerated franchises in major league history; the Tigers have been around since 1894, while the Giants can trace their lineage back to the New York Gothams of 1883. But while...


High and Tight: Speed Kings

September 12, 2012

Stolen bases are like shred guitar solos – they require speed and dexterity, and they can be exciting as hell when properly employed, but they're not exactly to everyone's taste. Legendary Orioles manager Earl Weaver had a legendary distaste for...


High and Tight: Mascot Mania

August 29, 2012

On the evening of June 29th, 1979, an armored car bearing a gigantic white egg rolled onto the warning track at San Diego Stadium. The 41,000-plus fans in attendance rose to their feet, their cheers growing increasingly frenzied as the vehicle slowly...


High and Tight: Will There Be Another 300-Game Winner?

August 22, 2012

Ever since 1888, when James Francis "Pud" Galvin became the first major leaguer to win 300 games, reaching 300 wins has been an iconic goal for starting pitchers – a numerical Mt. Everest that bestows immortality upon all those who manage to scale...


High and Tight: Our Rock & Roll Baseball Experts on the One Game They Would Love to Have Seen

August 8, 2012

Imagine for a moment that you're searching for baseball tickets online – StubHub, Craigslist, wherever – when suddenly you come across the following listing: "Baseball Time Machine! Choose one game from the entire history of Major League...


High and Tight: Rock Baseball Experts on Midseason Trades

July 24, 2012

Whatever happens on the field over the course of the baseball season, it's pretty much a given that the most exciting off-the-field happenings will take place as the July 31 trade deadline approaches. July 31 marks the last time that teams can make trades...