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After weeks of wondering, the true identity of Orca was finally revealed on The Masked Singer. Following a series of cryptic clues and extravagant performances, season 5’s wildcard contestant truly stumped the judges. The panel, which includes Nicole Scherzinger, Ken Jeong, Jenny McCarthy Wahlberg and Robin Thicke, had varying guesses on who was behind the […]

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When blink-182 announced the collaborations for their upcoming album, the message-board grumblings were loud. The additions seemed too mainstream for a band who often mocked pop culture.  On the other hand, making a play at distant fanbases can only help the scene. If Pharrell fans turn back to blink-182, maybe they’ll get a taste for, […]

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Artists that designed album covers | Cover art by musicians

We may be taught not to judge books by their covers, but are we always so kind to albums? In a sea of iconic cover art designed by prolific artists, the importance of release presentation can’t be understated. So, naturally, when we see musicians taking on the daunting task of designing the artwork themselves, we […]

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There are three types when it comes to songs in feature films: The first is the song that you just know isn’t only going to be nominated for an Academy Award but in all likelihood will win it; the second is the song that’s snubbed by the Academy in a year jam-packed with standard Oscar […]

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Performing on Saturday Night Live is a milestone for musicians in any genre, as it’s a moment in history that will be looked back on for years to come.  For decades, some of the biggest artists of the time have taken the SNL stage, and most take the opportunity to give a memorable performance.  Read […]

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Joan Jett

“Joan Jett doesn’t play rock ’n’ roll,” I wrote two years back, reviewing her SXSW showcase for The Austin Chronicle. “She is rock ’n’ roll.” It’s true. The individual born Joan Marie Larkin in Wynnewood, Pennsylvania, embodies the music and spirit better than anyone this side of Keith Richards. As Green Day’s Billie Joe Armstrong […]

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Saturday Night Live has not only featured artists in the scene as hosts and musical performers, but the NBC show has also poked fun at the alternative music scene in general in various skits.  Whether it’s making Paramore parodies or heavy-metal lullabies, SNL has made several hilarious jokes over the years that are particularly near […]

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Southern California gets a lot of credit for being the birthplace of many bands that you know and love such as Black Flag and Bad Religion, but Northern California’s discography, which includes both Green Day and Metallica, isn’t exactly that shabby either. The area may get a little less public affirmation, but hopefully we can […]

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Last year, Green Day‘s music rivals the Network resurface after almost 15 years to release a brand new full-length album. Now, the mysterious group are back and just delivered their first live performance in nearly two decades on the Tonight Show With Jimmy Fallon. Read more: Chadwick Boseman and Trent Reznor among 2021 Golden Globes […]

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