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Lyricapsule: Lewis & Clark Head West; May 14, 1804

Lewis & Clark took off from St. Louis on this day in 1804, embarking on the head-west journey of all journeys west to study, catalogue and map unknown ‘murrica. ‘Dudes put the Rocky Mountains on […]

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Adam Sandler Pays Homage to David Letterman

As David Letterman makes like Jay Leno and bows out of his iconic Late Night slot to pass the torch to Stephen Colbert, and the marquee guests flock to say their goodbyes before his May […]

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Lyricapsule: Battle of the Sexes; May 13, 1973

The first of three chest-puffing tennis matches that became one of the main veins leading to the heart of second-wave feminism began on this day in 1973, coincidentally on Mother’s Day. Dubbed the Battle of […]

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Costa Rican Expat Calls for National Anthem Lyric Edit

National Anthems are supposed to be representations of the countries that sing them — an homage to all that came before. But not all anthems are created with its citizens in mind. And rarely do they see edits. In recent […]

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ICYMI: Willow Smith’s New Power Ranger Chakra Language Will Rot Your Brain

If you thought one Willow Smith wasn’t enough (or two if you count her odd bird of a brother) then you’re in for a treat ’cause in her new video “F Q-C #7” (pronounced frequency number […]

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Lyricapsule: Marley is Taken From Us; May 11, 1981

Cancer took Bob Marley from the world on this day back in 1981. The reggae legend was 36-years-young. As with most of Marley’s tunes, their pliability was what made them classics, rife with religious plugs, but presented […]

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Lyricapsule: Dylan Creates the Lyric Video; May 8, 1965

Written on shirt cardboards from a laundromat, wily Dylan, in his “give the anarchist a cigarette” Bringing It All Back Home prime, flipped a stack full of lyric cue cards for “Subterranean Homesick Blues” for […]

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Man Who Went to Jail for Posting Metal Band Lyrics Sues Police

Back in the fall of last year we picked up the story of 31-year-old Kentucky citizen, James Evans, who went to jail for eight days for posting lyrics of thrash metal crew Exodus‘ song, “Class Dismissed (A […]

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Lyricapsule: The Stones Begin Their ‘Satisfaction’ Quest; May 6, 1965

Kooky brit-rock poster child Keith Richards awoke from a slumber on this day in 1965, mid-US tour, and fumbled out the iconic riff for The Rolling Stones “(I Can’t Get No) Satisfaction,” telling his bandmates he couldn’t get any, […]

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RIFF’d: METZ’s ‘II’

Some internet-ers are hailing Sub Pop’s newest standard-bearers METZ as musical reincarnations of acts ranging from Melvins to Nirvana, while also garnering comparisons to contemporaries like Pissed Jeans and tourmates Fidlar. Whatever your stance on […]

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