Local Current Blog

August 18, 2014

Longtime Twin Cities music writer Tom Hallett passes away

Tom Hallett, a singular critic with a distinctive, rambling, and passionate voice and a sharp ear for music, passed away yesterday afternoon in St. Paul after a long struggle with diabetes. He was 50 years old. Born in Deer River, Minn., on July 27, 1964, Hallett spent time living with family in Alaska and traveling the country before […]

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Today’s Music News: Gene Simmons apologizes for comments about depression

KISS frontman Gene Simmons has apologized after receiving a barrage of criticism—from Mötley Crüe‘s Nikki Sixx, among many others—for comments about depression that he made last month in an interview with Songfacts.com. “I don’t get along with anybody who’s a drug addict and has a dark cloud over their head and sees themselves as a victim,” Simmons […]

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