Black Pumas’ Eric Burton and Adrian Queseda on how two “rhythm players“ found an unintentionally retro sound

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The 2021 Grammy Awards ceremony, which took place in L.A. back in March, was, like everything over the past year, an atypical production that only vaguely resembled its non-pandemic past. 

That said, the show still managed to kick off with a one-two punch of performances from very Grammy-like artists – pop phenoms Harry Styles and Billie Eilish.

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Richard Bienstock

Rich is the co-author of the best-selling Nöthin' But a Good Time: The Uncensored History of the '80s Hard Rock Explosion. He is also a recording and performing musician, and a former editor of Guitar World magazine and executive editor of Guitar Aficionado magazine. He has authored several additional books, among them Kurt Cobain: Montage of Heck, the companion to the documentary of the same name.