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Lyricapsule: Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps Drop ‘Be-Bop-A-Lula’; June 5, 1956

Quite a shame that Gene Vincent and His Blue Caps didn’t make it into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame until 2012, over 40 years after Vincent’s death at 36-years-young. The Rockabilly extension of […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Typical Cats

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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Lyricapsule: ‘The Gig That Changed the World’; June 4, 1976

A year and a half before they could even cut an album — what would be their only album — in one of the quickest yet influential burnouts in music history, the Sex Pistols assembled at the […]

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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XXIII

Entire montages cut from trippy Chinese avatar apps with The Mynabirds, cross-hair and target Big Brother rawk Muse thrillers, Brandon Flowers‘ bright, earnest non-Killers 80s future and more, in the 23rd week of the year’s finest […]

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All You Need is Grub: Lyrics Reimagined with #BeatlesRecipes on Twitter

“Here, beer and everywhere,” “Can’t banh mi love,” “Paul is bread,” the fab four are getting some serious food pun love on the Twitter machine currently via a wonderful hashtag called #BeatlesRecipes. Stemmed from the […]

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Action Bronson Cut From NXNE Festival Over Contentious Lyrics

Action Bronson is a chubby little firecracker that can go off at any time, if he’s not tossing people off stage or body slamming beats with his wordplay, he’s dicing it up across the country […]

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RIFF’d: A$AP Rocky’s ‘At.Long.Last.ASAP’

A$AP Rocky‘s second studio album At.Long.Last.ASAP was supposed to be a celebration, a chance to revel in all the success and notoriety that he’s accumulated from his rise to stardom. But somewhere along the line […]

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Lyricapsule: John & Yoko Sing ‘Give Peace a Chance’; June 1, 1969

“This is an alternative to violence: stay in bed and grow your hair.” One of the many perfectly momentous quotes from John Lennon, sitting beside Yoko Ono during their infamous non-violent protest on this day […]

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There’s an Algorithm Generating Rap Lyrics Now

Algorithms are as common as apps, and when it comes to rap music there are plenty to pilfer through; some that measure the largest vocabulary and others the most efficient lyricists. Eric Malmi (and programmers […]

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Lyricapsule: Jeff Buckley Drowns; May 29, 1997

Singer-songwriter lionheart Jeff Buckley was only 30-years-young when he accidentally drowned mid-swim in the Wolf River near Memphis, Tennessee on this day in 1997. According to a roadie that was with him at the time, he […]

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