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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. ...

Bob Dylan: Dylan's Christmas Album: First Listen!

Report by Michael Simmons, MOJO, October 2009

SANTA DROPPED Bob Dylan's Christmas Album Down Mojo's chimney last night, and as we celebrated with premature mince pies and stollen it provided plenty of ...

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 ...

Ed Sanders: The American Bard Takes On Katrina Michael Simmons

Essay by Michael Simmons, Huffington Post, April 2008

THERE IS A GIANT in our midst and his name is Edward Sanders. Ed was born in 1939 in Kansas City, Missouri. He moved to ...

John Stewart: Daydream Believer: John Stewart, 1939-2008

Obituary by Michael Simmons, Huffington Post, February 2008

JOHN STEWART – singer, songwriter, guitarist, artist, husband, father, grandfather, Californian, American – was scheduled to perform at McCabe's in Santa Monica on Saturday, February ...

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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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