News Roundup


Lyricapsule: ‘The Day the Music Died’; February 3, 1959

Per a last-minute decision to extend their “Winter Dance Party Tour” on this day in 1959, three pillars of rock and roll’s most formatively cool years, Buddy Holly, Ritchie Valens and the Big Bopper, boarded […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Jedi Mind Tricks

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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The World Captivated by Beyoncé Pregnancy Announcement, Twins

Beyoncé‘s instagram post announcing her pregnancy is the most liked IG post of all time; Photo: Beyonce/Instagram. Beyoncé is one of the biggest artists of all time so anytime she leaves her house to go […]

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Lyricapsule: Punxsutawney Phil Celebrates Groundhog Day; February 2, 1886

Back on on this day in 1886 a newspaper editor from Punxsutawney, Pennsylvania decided that their native land’s celebrity groundhog shall be known as Phil, henceforth, following a tradition passed on from German settlers of […]

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Chaos! As Panic! at the Disco Community Can’t Explain Lyric Change

Panic! at the Disco‘s Brendon Urie emotes in the official video for “I Write Sins Not Tragedies;” Photo: YouTube screenshot/Fueled By Ramen Although Panic! at the Disco have yet to return to the widespread appeal they attained […]

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Lyricapsule: Indiana Governor ‘Bans’ The Kingsmen’s ‘Louie Louie’; February 1, 1965

Following a speculative complaint from an Indiana teenager, the governor of the state, Matthew Welsh, sent a message to the Indiana Broadcasters Association ambiguously mentioning that the public would basically be better off if The […]

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Father John Misty Tackles More Political Turmoil on ‘Two Wildly Different Perspectives’ Video

Father John Misty is not relenting his biting social commentary as the days lead up to the release of his album, Pure Comedy, on April 7th. His newest reveal from the catalog of new songs is “Two […]

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RIFF’d: Bell Biv DeVoe’s ‘Three Stripes’

After 16 long years Bell Biv DeVoe make a not-so-triumphant return with a new studio album Three Stripes. It comes at the heels of a lauded BET profile of New Edition, which in the end […]

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Lyricapsule: President Truman Announces H-Bomb Production; January 31, 1950

Truman’s diary entry after the testing of the atomic bomb: We have discovered the most terrible bomb in the history of the world. It may be the fire destruction prophesied in the Euphrates Valley Era, […]

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Snoop Dogg Blasts Unedited Version of ‘The Next Episode’ Live during NHL All-Star Game

Snoop mid-ice from his DJ-set at the NHL-All-Star game; Photo: Harry How/Getty Images Snoop Dogg is one of the hardest working entertainers in Hollywood, rubbing elbows with elite stars, endorsing a bevy of products and […]

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