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‘Despacito’ Came to Luis Fonsi in His Sleep

Luis Fonsi holds his hands in prayer in response to Good Morning America’s Michael Strahan reminding the world that ‘Despacito’ is no. 1 in 47 markets: Photo: Good Morning America/ABC News As it turns out, […]

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Amid Taylor Swift Groping Case, Company Shows Support Using Lyrical Post-It Notes

The office windows at the Craftsy headquarters in Denver; Photo: Rick Wilking/Reuters/Splash Before Taylor Swift shed tears during the closing arguments of the “groping case” she’s involved in, a company across the street from the courthouse […]

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Kesha Opens Up About ‘Rainbow’ in Tell-All Essay

A promo shot for Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’; Photo: N/A Kesha released more than just her album, Rainbow, today. She wrote an open letter to the world published on Refinery29 titled Kesha: “What’s Left Of My Heart […]

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Unreleased Prince Lyrics to be Auctioned Off

Prince’s handwritten lyrics for an unreleased song presumed to be ‘Electric Rush’; Photo: Prince/RR Auction Unreleased lyrics from the late great guitarist, singer, and songwriter Prince are to be auctioned off for an expected amount […]

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Gene Simmons Acted ‘Like a Kid’ When Writing with Bob Dylan

Gene and Bobby; Photos: N/A Kiss‘ Gene Simmons has an “everyone look at me” type of character, and the only time that ego fell was that one time he wrote a song with Bob Dylan, […]

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The Story Behind Rivers Cuomo’s Japanese Lyrics

Scott Murphy (left), Rivers Cuomo (right); Photo: Facebook  Weezer‘s songwriter and frontman, Rivers Cuomo, is also in another band, Scott & Rivers. And for some reason, they’ve decided to write songs in Japanese. The other […]

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Willie Nelson Has Apparently Died, and He Even Wrote a Song About It

Willie Nelson in the official video for ‘Still Not Dead’ off his record ‘God’s Problem Child’: Photo: Willie Nelson/YouTube A Chicago-based radio station reported yesterday that the Country Music Hall of Famer Willie Nelson passed […]

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Bay Area Rapper Sees His Lyrics as Evidence in Murder Trial

Hasson Hedgepeth’s, a.k.a. Young Bo, profile picture on Soundcloud; Photo: Young Bo/Soundcloud A questionable rapper who’s on trial for murder now has to answer for his lyrics, which allegedly rap about killing someone, according to […]

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Sheryl Crow Pens Song ‘Dude, I’m Still Alive’ After Confusing Twitter Interaction

Photo: CBS News Sheryl Crow was thought to be dead by a Twitter user, saying she must be “rolling in her grave” over her rumored ex-boyfriend Kid Rock‘s run for United States Senate. Crow responded […]

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Paramore’s Hayley Williams Reflects on the ‘Anti-Feminist’ Lyrics of ‘Misery Business’

Hayley Williams in the official video for ‘Misery Business’; Photo: Fueled By Ramen/Paramore/YouTube Paramore‘s frontwoman Hayley Williams has reflected upon the band’s song “Misery Business,” which people have accused of being anti-feminist, reports Track 7. […]

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About Caleb J. Murphy

Caleb J. Murphy is a musician who writes about music. His writing appears in Consequence Of Sound, Pittsburgh City Paper, and some other cool places. He blogs about music at calebjmurphy.com.