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Music, All Shook Down Five Songs That Should Have Been Nominated For an Oscar This Year

Five Songs That Should Have Been Nominated For an Oscar This Year

Really, Academy? Only two nominations for Best Original Song this year? And they're both from children's movies? Because there were so many songs on your shortlist (39, to precise), and because only songs that score an average of 8.5 out…
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Music, All Shook Down President Barack Obama Likes Arcade Fire and the Black Eyed Peas. Yes, Really.

President Barack Obama Likes Arcade Fire and the Black Eyed Peas. Yes, Really.

Yesterday, we found out from a British music news website that, like Santa Claus, Barack Obama keeps a "Nice" list -- or rather a list of people he wants to have supporting him in his re-election campaign. We've seen the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Top 10 Hottest Men in Grunge

The Top 10 Hottest Men in Grunge

Sure, it was the era of long, dirty hair and wearing long johns to the bar -- but '90s grunge sure did throw up some eye candy. Here, to honor the 20th anniversary of Nirvana's Nevermind, as well as Cameron…
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Music, All Shook Down The Six Best James Bond Themes Ever, In Honor of Adele's Forthcoming Contribution

The Six Best James Bond Themes Ever, In Honor of Adele's Forthcoming Contribution

So, rumors continue to circulate that Adele will be responsible for the next James Bond theme -- hell, she practically admitted it on a British talk show a few days ago. We think this is fantastic news, because the last…
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Music, Sizzle & Fizzle Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle & Fizzle: Highs and Lows from the Last Week in S.F. Music

Sizzle • We got major '90s flashbacks when the Soundgarden reunion tour rolled through Bill Graham Civic. Flashes of gray hair aside — and despite Chris Cornell obviously taking it easy on his voice — the band rolled through grunge…
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Music, All Shook Down Chris Cornell Plays Soundgarden, Led Zep, and Michael Jackson at the Fillmore (Photos + Setlist)

Chris Cornell Plays Soundgarden, Led Zep, and Michael Jackson at the Fillmore (Photos + Setlist)

Chris Cornell Pine & Battery William Elliot Whitmore May 3, 2011 @ The Fillmore Soundgarden and Audioslave frontman Chris Cornell's solo Songbook Tour rolled through the Fillmore last night for an acoustic foray through the singer's own catalog and…
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Music, All Shook Down Chris Cornell Would Be A Sad Panda...

Chris Cornell Would Be A Sad Panda...

...if he knew how we treated his MySpace page. Look at this page here. Seems like a perfectly good page, with a nice image leading to a graphic created by our esteemed Art Director, Darrick Rainey. But then click on…
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Music, Black Hole Son

Black Hole Son

Not since Sir Laurence Olivier slummed his way through Clash of the Titans has such pure talent been so egregiously wasted. We're talking about you, Chris Cornell — smoldering-eyed rock god, owner of the most distinctive and potent alterna-howl of…
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Jeff Buckley Sketches for My Sweetheart the Drunk) (Columbia) It was only a little over a year ago that Jeff Buckley became a cliche: the promising young rocker dead before his time. He went for a late swim in Tennessee's…
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Soundgarden Arguably the heaviest Seattle group to rise from Sub Pop cult status to major-label stardom, Soundgarden may be one of the few modern rockers on the airwaves with any real power left in their power chords. The reason is…
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... So Why Don't You Kill Me?

American arena entertainment is admittedly less depraved than that of ancient Rome -- where wild animals not only fed on human victims, but were sometimes trained to rape them first -- but is certainly depraved enough to avoid. People in…
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Soundgarden Down on the Upside (A&M) Long before there was grunge, there was Led Zeppelin, who, from their sock-stuffed loins, spawned a small army of would-be arena rockers armed with twin lusts for grandiosity and the collected works of Aleister…
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