Gavin Paul


Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XXIV

For those about to get inked, Sepulture salutes you, Diplo continues the legacy of his infamous one-armed commando in the land of reggaeton, Hudson Mohawke bridges the body and beauty exploitation gap in the name of love and […]

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Lyricapsule: Anne Frank is Born; June 12, 1929

One of the most enduring legacies of the holocaust, Anne Frank would have been 84-years-young today, had it not been for a still unsolved betrayal that revealed her and her family were hiding in the […]

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Lyricapsule: Thich Quang Duc’s Immolation; June 11, 1963

Rock and politics have always had a contentious relationship, with a massive section of minds sour at the idea of the latter being part of the former. But most can agree that the two can […]

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Denis Leary, Molly Shannon Hit ‘Nonsense Karaoke’ on ‘Fallon’

Jimmy Fallon brought back another edition of “Nonsense Karaoke” on The Tonight Show last night, this time throwing Dennis Leary and Molly Shannon to the lyric mad-lib wolves with gleeful butcherings of TLC‘s “Waterfalls,” and Def Leppard‘s “Pour Some […]

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Lyricapsule: Joe Walsh Reflects — ‘Life’s Been Good’; June 10, 1978

Post-Bernie Leadon Eagle‘s pinch hitter, Joe Walsh, mounted his run for the best rock punchline of the 70s on this day in 1978, when his mock-ballad jam, “Life’s Been Good,” entered the Billboard Hot 100 […]

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Lyricapsule: Mickey Mantle’s Jersey Gets Retired; June 8, 1969

Mickey “Muscles” Mantle, the greatest switch-hitter to cross the mound retired in 1968 after a 17-year stretch in the MLB. In 1969 on this June day, the New York Yankees gave the same honor to […]

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Lyricapsule: Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Drop ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’; June 5, 1956

Quite a shame that Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps didn’t make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame until 2012, over 40 years after Vincent’s death at 36-years-young. The Rockabilly extension of […]

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Lyricapsule: ‘The Gig That Changed the World’; June 4, 1976

A year and a half before they could even cut an album — what would be their only album — in one of the quickest yet influential burnouts in music history, the Sex Pistols assembled at the […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XXIII

Entire montages cut from trippy Chinese avatar apps with The Mynabirds, cross-hair and target Big Brother rawk Muse thrillers, Brandon Flowers‘ bright, earnest non-Killers 80s future and more, in the 23rd week of the year’s finest […]

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All You Need is Grub: Lyrics Reimagined with #BeatlesRecipes on Twitter

“Here, beer and everywhere,” “Can’t banh mi love,” “Paul is bread,” the fab four are getting some serious food pun love on the Twitter machine currently via a wonderful hashtag called #BeatlesRecipes. Stemmed from the […]

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About Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.