Over the past four decades, the singer has chronicled his relationships with his ex-wife, the late Kate McGarrigle, and his children, the singers Rufus and Martha Wainwright. His new album, Older Than My Old Man Now, addresses his relationship with yet another family member: his father.
Frontman Jason Pierce has been through a lot in the past decade: a bout of pneumonia, ongoing liver disease and a long history of drug use. But in writing the band's latest album, Pierce made a conscious decision to play things safer — musically, anyway.
Karl Wallinger's music career was abruptly sidelined when he suffered a brain aneurysm in 2001. He regained his ability to perform several years ago, and has just released a five-disc collection called Arkeology.
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