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The Greatest Music Man You Have Probably Never Heard Of

Bob Robertson
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So, what you do if you're a scion of one of the richest dynasties in America? Well, you turn to music, of course. John Henry Hammond, Jr., born in 1911 into a branch of the Vanderbilt family, was neve...

#OverloadMondays: New Releases from DJ Khaled, the OVO Clan, Diddy and more.

Sadé Sanchez
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Before I start, I of course have to address the loss in Hip Hop we had to face this week. Prodigy of Mobb Deep passed away at 42 last Tuesday. The news came suddenly and was just overly shocking. I re...

German Country Singer Gunter Gabriel is Dead!

A. Michael Uhlmann
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Germany's Johnny Cash is dead. As a pioneer of the German country music scene, singing in German and therefore connecting directly to the blue collar masses, country music and especially trucker-song-...

Gary Puckett Remembers Union Gap and Young Girl

Rich Monetti
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As musicians themselves, the parents of Classic Rock Icon Gary Puckett made sure their children grew up in a home where music was often played and listened to. His dad played the sax and sang in Barbe...

Memories of Old and AM Gold (Part 3)

Eric Allen
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Often reflecting back upon the days when AM radio ruled the airwaves with infectious bubblegum earworms and Casey Kasem’s weekly American Top 40 countdown, I remember prime time television also provid...

Must Listen: Jay-Z Greatest Songs

J.R. Gonzalez
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"... First I snatched the streets then I snatched the charts/First I had they ear, now I have they heart..." These lines could summarize Jay-Z's career but it hardly covers everything that Jay-Z has a...

Review of Rob Sheffield's Dreaming The Beatles: 7 of X

Paul Levinson
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Been a bit since I posted a review of Rob Sheffield's Dreaming the Beatles, mostly because this is not a book to be rush-read or even normally read (whatever pace that might be), but savored, and also...

#OverloadMondays: New Releases From Big Boi, DJ Khaled, 2 Chainz and More

Sadé Sanchez
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Okay so here's some of what happened last week (6/12-18).

Insane Publicity Stunts Done By Bands

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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If there's one thing the music industry has become famous for, it's the sheer number of insane publicity stunts done by bands and singers who wanted to become famous, stay relevant, or get signed by a...

Another Rockin45 Summer Of Fun

Matt Nappo
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Now in their seventeenth year, theRockin45s, aka America's Favorite Party Band are showing no signs of slowing down. Their 4 hour marathon sets continue to keep audiences dancing and singing and in Summer the band always kicks up a notch. Known for their high energy, almost punk rock renditions of classic pop covers, the band also has created a huge buzz for their original music. The novelty hit Love Song recently passed 5 million downloads and with a new full length CD due to drop in September ...

SZA Makes Her Big Debut With 'CTRL'

Sadé Sanchez
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"I’ve been on the low key, Grindin'" Top Dawg Entertainment's leading lady, Solána "SZA" Rowe finally makes her debut with the soulfully blunt album, CTRL. The album includes production from the likes...

Rolling Stone's 100 Greatest Country Artists Of All Time - Do You Agree?

A. Michael Uhlmann
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Greatest Artist compilation lists had, have and will always stir up controversy. Nothing is as sacred as your own favorite singer and when he/she doesn't make the list or is ranked in the nose-bleed s...

My Biggest Dream

Crystal Renner
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Some people have these fantasies that help to keep them going throughout the day. Nine times out of ten, they spend their days wondering what their life would be like if only, and at night, dreams of ...

Top Industrial Bands

Ossiana Tepfenhart
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Industrial, also known as industrial metal, is a subgenre that blends the dark side of metal with the synth-heavy sounds of techno. It's the genre that has given many teenagers and young adults an out...

Review: Rory Gallagher Irish Tour '74

M J Steel Collins
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It has been 22 years since the legendary Irish guitarist Rory Gallagher passed away at the age of only 47. He is still adored by an army of loyal fans and held in high regard by musicians ranging from...

Pop Punk Bands that Adapted to Modern Music

Corey Gittleman
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It used to be simple for pop rockers, all it took was a few guys with a loud distorted guitar, a smooth riffing base, and some bumping drums. As time goes on and music progresses, making music is no l...