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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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Notes from Mr. Sandman: John Robinson

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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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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School Uses ‘To Pimp a Butterfly’ in Class, Kendrick Lamar Pays a Visit

While some institutions are hellbent on burying rap music and hip-hop culture there are some that embrace it wholeheartedly as a means of connecting with the youth. Kendrick Lamar made headlines recently when he visited […]

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RIFF’d: Muse’s ‘Drones’

As an adolescent in the early 2000s, it wasn’t uncommon to want to start a band exactly like Muse. They were undeniably fucking awesome in the Showbiz/Origin of Symmetry era, and, while Absolution wasn’t timeless like […]

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Rhyme nor Reason: Chet Hanx

Introducing ‘Rhyme nor Reason’ – a SONGLYRICS’ look at lyricists that make us want to jam a pencil in our brain. Or as a man named Shakespeare once wrote: ‘Was there ever any man thus beaten out […]

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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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