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Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Celebrated Actor, Dies at 73

Sam Shepard, Pulitzer-Winning Playwright and Celebrated Actor, Dies at 73
Sam Shepard, the acclaimed playwright who was also praised as an actor, screenwriter, and director, has died. He was 73.

He died on Thursday at his home in Kentucky following complications from amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, also known as Lou Gehrig’s disease, a family spokesman confirmed to Variety.


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Known for writing that suffused the fringes of American society with a surreal and brutal poetry, Shepard rose to fame when he won the Pulitzer Prize for Drama in 1979 for his play “Buried Child.” He was also nominated for an Academy Award in the supporting actor category for his part in the 1983 film “The Right Stuff.”

He wrote or co-wrote screenplays for Wim Wenders’ “Paris, Texas,” Michelangelo Antonioni’s “Zabriskie Point,” and Robert Altman’s “Fool for Love,” based on his play.

Shepard was one of the leading figures of the Off Off Broadway movement that flourished in downtown New York beginning in the early
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'Guitar Hero: Warriors Of Rock' Track List Completed

Activision and the "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock" team paced themselves publicizing the full set list of more than 90 tracks that's slated to appear in the game, but they've put it all out there as of this week, and before you even make it to Soundgarden's full "Telephantasm" album that's coming bundled in the first shipment of units, you'll have a long list of core game tunes to thrash through including The Hives' "Tick Tick Boom" and multiple Megadeth and Rush numbers.

"We engaged our fans to find out what they really wanted and then hand-picked over 90 tracks that deliver the ultimate rock experience," Guitar Hero vice president of music affairs Tim Riley said in a press release. "From the new guitar controller to the gameplay to the on-disc set list, 'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock' is truly a return to rock."

Here's what you'll have to play over the
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'Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock' Song List Filling Up

Activision and Neversoft haven't publicized all of the "90 plus" tracks it's promised for "Guitar Hero: Warriors of Rock" yet, but they have gotten about two thirds of the way there since our last update. Rush fans should be especially pleased by the list after the jump, which contains every track confirmed thus far.

Hard rock is making a comeback in this game. Drum controllers may take a beating, though. Here's what you can look forward to:

A Perfect Circle - "The Outsider"

• AFI - "Dancing Through Sunday"

Alice Cooper - "No More Mr. Nice Guy"

Alter Bridge - "Ties That Bind"

• Anthrax - "Indians"

• Atreyu - "Ravenous"

Avenged Sevenfold - "Bat Country"

Bad Brains - "Re-Ignition (Live)"

Black Sabbath - "Children of the Grave"

• Blue Oyster Cult - "Burnin' For You"

• Bush - "Machinehead"

• Buzzcocks - "What Do I Get?"

• Children of Bodom - "If You Want Peace... Prepare For
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