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Yauch Founded Beasties, Isaak on PBS, Kitchen Tunes, & Open Studio Leads to Solo Album

In the wake of Adam Yauch's passing, fans are digging out their old Beastie's albums to reminisce the good times.  But as most simply think of Yauch, also known as MCA, and how important he was to the group ... they may overlook a 2007 interview with The Beastie Boys on The Charlie Rose Show where the group actually lays out that it was Yauch that brought the three guys together.  So, again, without Yauch, there would be no Beasties.  Rest in peace, MCA!


Chris Isaak, probably one of the best male vocalists out there, will have a feature on PBS next month called "Chris Isaak Beyond The Sun Live!" which of course will feature Isaak singing his tunes and covering some Elvis, Cash and even Roy Orbison.  Catch that on PBS June 2nd.  Check your local listings.


You've been hearing that new Imagine Dragons tune.  It's a hit tune and singer Dan Reynolds says he came up with the song simply playing the kitchen table like a drum set.  After that he put it in the dustbins of history but then pulled it out again to play live and, wala!, he knew it would be a hit.  Hear the tune "It's Time" on Alice! 


Speaking of coming up with tunes in the Kitchen, that's what Norah Jones does.  She actually has, what she calls, a "funky old piano" that she pounds on while in the kitchen.  And here I thought all great songs were thought of in the shower.


Jack White revealing how he came up with his solo album ... and it didn't start in the shower or the kitchen.  It started in the studio.  White says he had some studio time set up to produce an album for hip-hop artists RZA, but he was a no show.  White produces for all kinds of people, including Steven Colbert and even the Insane Clown Posse.  But when RZA didn't show up, White didn't want to tell the studio engineers to go, which would have been a waste of their day, so he told them to get to work and they started recording white performing some of his own stuff.  White's solo album Blunderbuss is at No. 1 on the billboard charts.

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