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Lyricapsule: ‘Alley Oop’ the Caveman Goes No. 1; July 11, 1960

Debuting at the end of May in 1960, Dallas Frazier novelty gem “Alley Oop” caught the cover treatment from a band that hadn’t even formed yet, led by Hollywood session man Gary Paxton, landing a […]

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RIFF’d: Haim’s ‘Something to Tell You’

Haim‘s sophomore album Something to Tell You is a revealing examination of broken relationships; the various ups and downs, the turbulent emotions and the looming sense of regret. Haim looks closely at this conundrum while […]

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Carolina Panthers Sneak ‘Fresh Prince’ Lyrics into Tweets

Will Smith poses in a Carolina Panthers jersey during a press screening for ‘Seven Pounds’; Photo: n/a In a move that was seemingly totally original, the official Twitter account of the football team the Carolina […]

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Lyricapsule: Wyoming Becomes the 44th State; July 10, 1890

Big Wyoming, “the cowboy state,” earned its union stripes on this day back in 1890 notching itself as the 44th state of the U.S. of A. Lonesome as it is peacefully associated with the deeper […]

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Obama’s Photographer Uses The Who Lyrics to Troll Vladimir Putin

The cover art for the single for The Who’s 1971 single, ‘Behind Blue Eyes’ (left), former White House photographer Pete Souza’s latest instagram post (right); Photo: Polydor; Pete Souza Pete Souza, the former White House […]

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Kesha Drops New Single, ‘Praying,’ in Response to Past 5 Years

Kesha sorceressing about her new video for ‘Praying’; Photo: Kesha/Youtube After five years of musical silence and dropping the “$” from her name, Kesha is back with her new single, “Praying,” which will be on […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Sha Stimuli

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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RIFF’d: TLC’s ‘TLC’

TLC‘s self-titled album is an adamant affirmation of core values; ones that have solidified them as iconoclasts and locks for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame. Comebacks of this nature are always sketchy as […]

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Watch 65,000 People Sing Queen’s ‘Bohemian Rhapsody’ Unprompted

The crowd at a Green Day concert on July 1 at Hyde Park in London; Photo: Green Day/YouTube Probably about the coolest thing you’re going to see on a Green Day tour these days, a […]

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Rapper Nipsey Hussle Unwraps Classic Rap Songs to Tell Story of L.A. Crack Epidemic

Photo: Complex/Archer One A Los Angeles-based rapper Nipsey Hussle is using some of the most iconic rap songs to tell story of the 1983 crack epidemic in his hometown. This specific drug problem spread throughout […]

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