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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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Lyricapsule: Jerry Garcia Dies; August 9, 1995

Photo: N/A Deadheads. Love ’em or hate their granola ways, they speak volumes of the power of the jam band messiah that was the founding member, iconic guitarist and voice of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia. […]

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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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Lyricapsule: Decca Destroys Ray Peterson’s ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’; August 8, 1960

A famous actress once said that “he who hesitates is a damn fool.” In the music industry, there are many examples of fools and hesitations. Decca Records takes the prize with the decision to pass […]

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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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LL Cool J Becomes First Rapper to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Photo: LL Cool J/Facebook James Todd Smith (a.k.a. LL Cool J) is a rap legend and icon, and now the Queens-born rapper will add another chapter to his lore by becoming the first hip-hop artist […]

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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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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Black Market Militia

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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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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