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Lyricapsule: Bill Haley Records ‘Rock Around the Clock’; April 12, 1954

Album art for the 2004 remastered pressing of ‘Rock Around the Clock’ by Bill Haley & His Comets; Photo: Geffen Per our human necessity to be definitive with the way the past has unfolded, this day […]

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RIFF’d: Joey Bada$$’ ‘ALL-AMERIKKKAN BADA$$’

On his second studio album All-Amerikkkan Bada$$, Joey Bada$$ shows the world what it means to be a patriot. Having already delayed the album once, he looked at this as an opportunity to pen an open letter […]

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Du Yun Wins Pulitzer Prize in Music for Genre-Bending Opera ‘Angel’s Bone’

Jennifer Charles of Brooklyn art-rockers, Elysian Fields, in one of the lead roles in Angel’s Bone; Photo: Vimeo Du Yun, a Chinese-born multi-instrumentalist and composer, won the Pulitzer Prize in music for her opera Angel’s Bone. […]

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Harvard Removes ‘Puritanical’ Lyric from 181-Year Old Alma Mater

Harvard graduation ceremony festivities; Photo: Harvard.edu Harvard is holding a competition to change the lyrics to their 181-year old alma mater, “Fair Harvard,” to be more inclusive to the student body of their university. Beginning […]

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Harry Styles’ First Solo Cut, ‘Sign of the Times’, Ain’t That Bad, Guys

The cover image for Styles’ new single (left), aside the dude Styles himself (right); Photo: Vevo (left)/WireImage (right) After more than a year since pop sensation One Direction declared their hiatus, former member Harry Styles […]

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Joan Baez Thinks Trump has ‘Serious Pathological Disorders’ in Protest Song

Joan Baez dispatches a new song on her Facebook page; Photo: Joan Baez/Facebook Joan Baez, bad-ass of the counter-cultural movement she is — lending a musical voice to the Civil Rights Movement, the anti-Vietnam War movement and […]

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Green Day, Colbert Duet on More ‘Affordable’ Version of ‘Good Riddance’

Royalty fees suck. As any recording artist, cinematographer, or talk show host can tell you, sometimes it’s just not worth it to pay the fees to use a specific song. This situation happened to Stephen […]

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Lyricapsule: Baseball Has Arrived; April 5, 2016

Micky Mantle flips his batting helmet at Yankee Stadium, 1965; Photo: John Dominis//Time Life Pictures/Getty Images Baseball’s opening day arrived this past Sunday, like it has every year since the inception of the league. Though […]

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RIFF’d: Jamiroquai’s ‘Automaton’

After a seven-year hiatus Jamiroquai is back, but instead of bringing something fresh to the table he’s serving up bland, featureless emotions; like an egg, smooth but with no distinguishable characteristics. As one of the most […]

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Hackers Take Over New York Post App and Send Out Nirvana Lyrics

Kurt Cobain swinging from a chandelier in the video from “Come as You Are’ (left), aside NY Post push notifications with a lyric from said song; Photo: Geffen (left)/NA (right) Hackers are back at it […]

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