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Lyricapsule: Norwegian A-Ha Conquers American Charts; October 19, 1985

Though remembered more for its genius live-action-meets-pencil sketch MTV treatment via animator Michael Patterson and director Steve Barron, that took some odd 16 weeks to complete — see below — this synth-pop gem from A-Ha, […]

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Eminem Puts Trump on Blast in New Cypher, America Reacts

Eminem in the official video for his BET cypher dubbed ‘The Storm’; Photo: YouTube/BET Last night, during BET’s Hip-Hop Awards ceremony, Eminem debuted a scathing anti-Trump freestyle in BET’s traditional cypher series, putting the POTUS […]

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Lyricapsule: The BBC Bans Bobby Pickett’s ‘Monster Mash’; October 10, 1962

Though the official date roams, today circa 1962 is considered the day the BBC decided Bobby “Boris” Pickett‘s brilliant Halloween gem “Monster Mash” would not receive play on UK airwaves, released just that previous August, […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XL

A Malaysian cosmetic diva has a message for ‘you’ (about herself), Linkin Park put together a heartfelt fan-made video of one of Chester Bennington‘s most tender and subdued tracks, some Spanish metal heads pay homage […]

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Liam Gallagher Cites Yoko Ono as Inspiration for Lyric on New Single

Liam Gallagher on ‘The Chris Moyles Show’; Photo: Facebook/Radio X Youngest heir to the King Rock Curmudgeon throne and former Oasis bro, Liam Gallagher took to The Chris Moyles Show via Radio X to talk […]

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Amazon Drops Alexa Data on Top Lyric Requests Shouted at It

A modified Tap an engineer equipped with a skull so Alexa could be more personable; Photo: YouTube As Amazon prepares to take over the world, the co-opting tech giant has tossed the lyric world some […]

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Lyricapsule: Janis Joplin Dies; October 4, 1970

What a shame it is to remember that the legendary “Queen of Psychedelic Soul,” Janis Joplin, was a mere 27-years-young when the music Gods took her from us on this day in 1970. So the […]

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Lyricapsule: Aerosmith Bail Out 53 Pot-Busted Fans After Gig; October 3, 1978

Slater smokes a doobie in the opening scene of ‘Dazed and Confused’; Photo: Alphaville/YouTube Somewhere during the set of Aerosmith‘s Fort Wayne, Indiana stop along their Live Bootleg! Tour on this day in 1978, a gang of […]

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RIP Tom Petty, One of Heartland Rock’s Finest

Tom Petty in the 70s; lost to a heart-attack on October 2, 2017: Photo: N/A UPDATE (9:15 p.m.): Tom Petty has passed. Tony Dimitriades, Petty’s longtime manager, confirmed the death via The New York Times. UPDATE […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XXXIX

Queen Bey drops in all sorts of hot and charity-ready on a ‘Mi Gente‘ remix in solidarity for the Latinidad community in service to natural disaster aid, Shooter Jennings and friends do the same for […]

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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.