News Roundup


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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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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Rap Riot Act: 5 Tracks that Find a Message in Rage

During the Baltimore riots Dimitri Reeves, a singer and dancer from the Baltimore area was filmed impersonating Michael Jackson, dancing enthusiastically to the song “Beat It.” It must have been an unorthodox sight, especially when in […]

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New Study Chases the Relationship Between Repeated Lyrics and the Power of Pop

A recent study published in the Journal of Consumer Psychology revealed that chart-topping songs repeated the same words over and over again, which is the news equivalent to saying the butler did it. The data […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XVIII

Ghostface Killah gives more love to his comic nerd heart, Mimi breaks out the purple cosmos and rainbows to get her Vegas strut on, New Jersey punks Titus Andronicus white-board an anarchistic teaser to tease some […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Wise Intelligent

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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