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Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons

Michael Simmons is a musician, journalist, filmmaker, and activist. He was dubbed "The Father Of Country Punk" by Creem magazine in the 1970s, edited the National Lampoon in the '80s, and won the LA Press Club Award in the '90s. He's written for the LA Weekly, LA Times, Rolling Stone, Penthouse, High Times, Arthur, Mojo, and The Progressive.

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Bob Dylan: 'Bob Knew There'd Be Butting Of Heads'

Retrospective and Interview by Michael Simmons, MOJO, July 2010

HOW DYLAN'S FIRST ALBUM OF ORIGINAL MATERIAL SINCE 1990 BECAME A WAR OF WILLS, AND AN ARTISTIC TRIUMPH. AS TOLD TO MICHAEL SIMMONS. ...

Steve Earle: The Progressive Interview

Interview by Michael Simmons, Progressive, The, February 2003

"LATELY I FEEL like the loneliest man in America," writes Steve Earle in the liner notes of his most recent album, Jerusalem (Artemis). ...

The Holy Modal Rounders: Grin 'n' Spin: Millennial Yarns from the Holy Modal Rounders

Profile and Interview by Michael Simmons, LA Weekly, September 1999

DURING THE early stages of a hallucinogenic drug trip, the voyager experiences giddiness and a vision of existence as a zany, absurdist cartoon. Eccentricity in ...

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A Half-Century of McCabe's Guitar Shop

Report by Michael Simmons, LA Weekly, September 2008

Little shop of adorers ...

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