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Tool album half-done? Really?

As of the date on this post, it has been 11 years, 8 months and…

Alan Cross

Weekly Survey: Name the most underrated member of a big band

This week's survey will require some critical thinking. Who is the most underrated member of…

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Have you heard Tom Hardy’s mixtape?

Before he became a big movie and TV star (have you binged Peaky Blinders yet…

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The new protest music has a name: Trump Wave

Desperate times call for desperate, angry music. With Tweeter-in-chief President Cheetos continuing to act like…

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Do you miss the headphone jack? It’s going away and never coming back

If you've purchased a high-end smartphone recently, you've had to make due with a major…

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Timely: New They Might Be Giants video warns of the dangers of pharmaceuticals

Knowing that prescription drug misuse and abuse is a big problem (hello, Tom Petty), They…

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The truth about concert tickets, part 2: How many tickets go on sale for a show, anyway? Well…

[This is the second in a series of stories about the truth regarding concert tickets…

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Anyone seen these famous stolen guitars?

Music gear gets stolen all the time, even from musicians who are supposed to have…

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New Music from the Inbox for January 22, 2018: Coeur de pirate, Emma-Lee, Dylyn, & More!

Artist: Coeur de pirate Song: “Prémonition” Album: Single An introspective song with a pulsating electro…

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Random Music News for Monday, January 22, 2018

It was on January 22, 1984, that this commercial ran once. It was during Super…

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Limerick says goodbye to Dolores O’Riordan

Thousands of mourners, some from as far away as China, queued in the rain so…

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Lawyer suing Spotify explains what this legal action is all about

Spotify wants to hit the stock market later this year. But standing in the way…

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How music can bring dementia patients “back to life.”

My grandfather was as sharp of a razor well into his 100th year. But in…

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Prince died of a Fentanyl OD. So did Tom Petty. And you can bet there have been others.

A friend who deals with governmental health policy was over for dinner last night. "There…

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Another example of the best use of the Internet: Ravioli cat bath rap

As reader Tom points out, "it's like a real-life version of Ernie on Sesame Street singing…

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Origin Stories – Mars Bonfire on Steppenwolf’s “Born To Be Wild”

By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger) It’s amazing how many classic pop songs started out as B-sides…

Juliette Jagger

The good news? 60% of The Smiths are reuniting. The bad news? The other 40% isn’t involved.

At the end of it all, the Smiths were a five-piece unit: Morrissey, Johnny Marr,…

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This universal language is made up of music

We've all heard people refer to music as the universal language. Fine. But have you…

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Origin Stories – The Stampeders “Sweat City Woman”

By: Juliette Jagger (@juliettejagger) As far as iconic Canadian pop songs go, “Sweet City Woman”…

Juliette Jagger

A failed experiment in listening to too much music

Anyone with an Internet connection can instantly access somewhere around 40 million songs from all…

Alan Cross

Random Music News for Saturday, January 20, 2018

It's officially been a year of Trump. How are we all feeling? Ponder that as…

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Tom Petty’s autopsy reveals he died of a massive drug overdose. And it was Fentanyl.

When Tom Petty died on October 2, the story was that he was found in…

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