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Kesha Opens Up About ‘Rainbow’ in Tell-All Essay

A promo shot for Kesha’s ‘Rainbow’; Photo: N/A Kesha released more than just her album, Rainbow, today. She wrote an open letter to the world published on Refinery29 titled Kesha: “What’s Left Of My Heart […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Ben Beal

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: Son of Sam Killer is Caught; August 10, 1977

The Son of Sam serial killer’s fear-vice on the city of New York during the summer of 1977 ended on this day when NYC police captured David Berkowitz outside his Yonkers apartment. A lot of […]

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RIFF’d: Riff Raff’s ‘The White West’

Riff Raff follows up Peach Panther with another equally weak effort. The White West is one man’s attempt to ride out his 15 minutes of fame for as long as possible. From one song to […]

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Unreleased Prince Lyrics to be Auctioned Off

Prince’s handwritten lyrics for an unreleased song presumed to be ‘Electric Rush’; Photo: Prince/RR Auction Unreleased lyrics from the late great guitarist, singer, and songwriter Prince are to be auctioned off for an expected amount […]

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Lyricapsule: Jerry Garcia Dies; August 9, 1995

Photo: N/A Deadheads. Love ’em or hate their granola ways, they speak volumes of the power of the jam band messiah that was the founding member, iconic guitarist and voice of the Grateful Dead, Jerry Garcia. […]

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Gene Simmons Acted ‘Like a Kid’ When Writing with Bob Dylan

Gene and Bobby; Photos: N/A Kiss‘ Gene Simmons has an “everyone look at me” type of character, and the only time that ego fell was that one time he wrote a song with Bob Dylan, […]

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Lyricapsule: Decca Destroys Ray Peterson’s ‘Tell Laura I Love Her’; August 8, 1960

A famous actress once said that “he who hesitates is a damn fool.” In the music industry, there are many examples of fools and hesitations. Decca Records takes the prize with the decision to pass […]

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The Story Behind Rivers Cuomo’s Japanese Lyrics

Scott Murphy (left), Rivers Cuomo (right); Photo: Facebook  Weezer‘s songwriter and frontman, Rivers Cuomo, is also in another band, Scott & Rivers. And for some reason, they’ve decided to write songs in Japanese. The other […]

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LL Cool J Becomes First Rapper to Receive Kennedy Center Honors

Photo: LL Cool J/Facebook James Todd Smith (a.k.a. LL Cool J) is a rap legend and icon, and now the Queens-born rapper will add another chapter to his lore by becoming the first hip-hop artist […]

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