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The Velvet Underground

Lester Bangs, the greatest rock journalist ever, felt eternal Lower East Side musical royals the Velvet Underground were “our Beatles and Bob Dylan combined” and that “modern music begins” with them. He wasn’t wrong. They existed only for a handful of years—1965 to 1970. But five years was enough for them to create virtually everything […]

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alternative 90s duets, method man, limp bizkit, joan jett, paul westerberg

Duets are all the rage these days, and largely without the intention of releasing said duet as a single. Case in point: YUNGBLUD’s recent sitdown with Avril Lavigne to blaze through her hit “I’m With You.” That’s just all about making it go viral. But there was a time when duets were truly something special—two […]

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Rick Astley Slipknot

Rick Astley is back at it with another surprising cover. This time around, he is channeling his inner Slipknot fan in a headbanging new cover of “Duality.” Read more: Julien Baker transforms a Radiohead classic in beautiful new cover—listen Over the past year, Rick Astley has treated the internet to plenty of entertaining covers. Last […]

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frank iero and the future violents heaven is a place this is a place

Frank Iero And The Future Violents are giving fans another taste of their forthcoming EP Heaven Is A Place, This Is A Place. On Wednesday, they unveiled the ferocious new song “Sewerwolf,” the second track off of their upcoming release. Read more: See Clarice return in a clip for ‘The Silence Of The Lambs’ sequel […]

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90s alternative pop punk cover bands artists 1990s

We’re all gripped by ’90s nostalgia, and our favorite alternative artists are no exception. The difference is instead of scouring for Furbys on eBay, they’re covering some iconic songs of the decade. While we can’t say that we ever expected pop-punk or metalcore renditions of ’90s hits, we’re certainly here for it. After all, we […]

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90s alternative bands artists songs hits

We all love ’90s music in some way. Even if you aren’t blaring “Everlong” on your way to work, artists of the time set the foundation for most, if not all, of your favorite alternative bands.  Still, given the surge of commercially successful artists over the decade, it can be hard to keep them all […]

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If there was a punk-rock hall of fame, Bad Religion would certainly belong in it. The long-running California punk outfit have maintained a positive agenda while creating some classic songs. But if the band drove up to the front door of said punk building, they’d probably look through the glass door, look at each other […]

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[Photo via Unsplash] The COVID-19 coronavirus pandemic has most people staying at home while we’re waiting for a vaccine for the virus and a new trend on Twitter is coming today with people sharing the songs they feel are best at describing the year 2020 so far. The hashtag #SongsThatDescribe2020 is making the rounds with plenty of people highlighting […]