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The Unlikely Tale of ‘Do They Know It’s Christmas?’ By

Thirty-four years ago, on Nov. 25, 1984, new wave’s elite came together to record “Do They Know It’s Christmas?,” a now-legendary holiday benefit single for Ethiopian famine relief. Most people...

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Rufus Wainwright Talks ‘Sword of Damocles’ Warning About Trump By

“Dear Mr. President: This ancient story from the 4th century reminds me of you. Love, Rufus.” So reads the cold open of “Sword of Damocles,” the new political music video by...

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Hanson Talk Orchestral Album, Surprising Struggles Behind ‘MMMBop’ By

Twenty-one years ago, when Hanson released one of the earwormiest singles of the ’90s, the Jackson 5-reminiscent “MMMBop,” the song was summarily dismissed by many music snobs as a novelty...

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Mike Love Remembers Beginnings of the Beatles’ ‘White Album’ in India By

In 1968, the Beach Boys’ Mike Love accepted a personal invitation from Maharishi Mahesh Yogi, the Indian guru known for developing the Transcendental Meditation technique, to take part in an...

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‘Head’ Trip: How the Monkees Shattered the 4th Wall and the Hollywood Mold By

Fifty years ago, Columbia Pictures and Raybert Productions released a fascinating ’60s celluloid artifact promised to be “the most extraordinary adventure western comedy love story mystery drama musical documentary satire...

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How OK Go Accidentally Started a YouTube Revolution By

In 2005, three former PayPal employees — Chad Hurley, Steve Chen, and Jawed Karim— launched a little video-sharing website called YouTube. That same year, power pop band OK Go, who...

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How Rob Zombie Grew Up to Be ‘Alice Cooper, Steven Spielberg, Bela Lugosi, and Stan Lee’ By

When Rob Zombie was a very young boy, he already knew he wasn’t like other kids — “on a different wavelength than 99 percent of [his] peers” and just plain...

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KISS Revisits ‘Phantom of the Park,’ 40 Years Later By

Forty Halloweens ago, members of the KISS Army across the nation gathered around their rabbit-eared TV sets for what was supposed to be the television event of the year. It...

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Why MC5′s ‘Kick Out the Jams’ Still Packs a Punch, 50 Years Later By

On Oct. 30 and 31, 1968, protopunk protest band MC5 made the bold, ballsy move of recording their debut album, Kick Out the Jams, live at the Grande Ballroom in...

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Why Third Eye Blind’s ‘Jumper’ Still Matters, 20 Years Later By

This year marks the 20th anniversary of one of alt-rockers Third Eye Blind’s most beloved and important singles, “Jumper,” a song that is as relevant as when it came out,...

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