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Now that we’ve reached Thanksgiving week, the annual influx of Christmas music that begins as a slow creep in October is about to go into overdrive. In recent years, this has meant a massive surge in streams for Mariah Carey’s “All I Want For Christmas Is You.” Although a hit upon release in 1994, Carey’s holiday classic is arguably bigger now than ever. It reached #1 for the first time in 2019 and returned to the top of the singles chart last year. Improbably — especially for someone with 19 #1 hits — it has become arguably Carey’s signature song and is universally regarded as a modern Christmas standard.

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Now that Fugees, Rage Against the Machine, and even ABBA are back, we gauge the likelihood of other defunct bands re-forming For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Singer will return to the Super Bowl — and hopefully get more screen time — at the 2022 halftime show with Dr. Dre, Snoop Dogg, Kendrick Lamar, and Eminem For more, check out: RollingStone.com (Source)

Top 15 punk albums of 1998? You’d be forgiven for thinking that there weren’t any in the year the Bill Clinton/Monica Lewinsky scandal dominated the news. A quick perusal of Billboard’s Hot 100 singles of the year sees domination by several R&B (Destiny’s Child, Janet Jackson, Usher, Mariah Carey) or hip-hop (Puff Daddy, Master P, […]

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Long before Richard Marx got unexpectedly political on Twitter and even riled up a few insane right-wing senators, he had a long and fruitful career as a pop songwriter. From his early days making adult-contemporary hits in the late ’80s and early ’90s, through to co-writing some very famous songs for other artists, Marx has seen the music industry from a lot of different angles. We know Marx has no problem speaking his mind online — and now he’s doing the same in book form.

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modern rock musicians, poorstacy, young culture, coach party, like machines

It seems like every few years there is a debate, often caused by KISS vocalist Gene Simmons, about whether or not rock music is dead.  Simmons particularly has pointed the finger at many factors that he believes “killed” rock music, such as record companies in 2014. More recently, he blamed streaming services such as Spotify […]

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90s women bands, hole, skunk anansie, bikini kill, the cranberries

The ’90s were chock-full of absolute icons, and no, we’re not referring to the Princess Diana Beanie Baby or JNCO jeans when we say that. From Nirvana to *NSYNC, pop and grunge ruled the airwaves. However, it seems like some women-fronted acts don’t get nearly enough credit for all of their contributions to the music […]

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Gene Simmons Paul Stanley

All of the way back in 2014, Gene Simmons sparked a massive debate when he said that rock music is dead. Over the past few weeks, the KISS co-vocalist and bassist has brought back up his controversial claims and caught the attention of many including Alice Cooper. Now, Simmons‘ KISS bandmate Paul Stanley is weighing […]

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Fake TV and movie songs, freaky friday, twin peaks, josie and the pussycats, schitt's creek

Sometimes a song featured in a TV show or movie goes so hard, we forget that it’s not performed by an actual band. There have been a few times where fictional artists are incorporated into various programs, from animated Nickelodeon shows to ’80s movies. While these songs might not be from actual bands with labels […]

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best punk goes pop covers

Fearless Records’ famous Punk Goes… franchise has certainly come a long way since its first installment in 2000. Genre discrepancies aside, it’s impossible to deny the success of one particular subseries: the Punk Goes Pop albums. There are now seven volumes, with speculation of an eighth floating around online. Of course, as with any expansive […]

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