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Music, All Shook Down A 50-Year-Old Chunk of John Lennon's Hair Can Be Yours for $12,000!

A 50-Year-Old Chunk of John Lennon's Hair Can Be Yours for $12,000!

If John Lennon was your favorite Beatle then you can prove your love for the singer by bidding on a 50-year-old chunk of his hair. The sizeable bundle, which was snipped off in 1966 on the set of the…
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Music, All Shook Down Happy 50th Anniversary, <i>Rubber Soul</i>!

Happy 50th Anniversary, Rubber Soul!

Today is Britney Spears’ 34th birthday, and while it’s fun to speculate what might be going through her mind now that she’s a year from aging out of the 18-35 demo, it’s also the day of another memorable rock milestone.…
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Music, All Shook Down Earworm Weekly: Have You Ever Actually Listened to the Lyrics of "Norwegian Wood?"

Earworm Weekly: Have You Ever Actually Listened to the Lyrics of "Norwegian Wood?"

It's not that I hate the Beatles, per se. It's simply that I've already heard the entirety of their extensive catalog enough to last the rest of my lifetime. This decision isn't about quality or significance: it’s about ubiquity.…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Lennon Needed Help, Ariana Needed a Nap, and Jason Aldean Needs to Disappear

This Week: Lennon Needed Help, Ariana Needed a Nap, and Jason Aldean Needs to Disappear

It's been quite the week of secrets being exposed... Passion Pit frontman Michael Angelakos publicly came out of the closet, Paul McCartney revealed John Lennon's inner demons, and Jason Aldean exposed his inner racist. The thing we're most excited to…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist I Just Had to Look, Having Read the Book: An Art Exhibit for John Lennon's 75th Birthday

I Just Had to Look, Having Read the Book: An Art Exhibit for John Lennon's 75th Birthday

Beatle, husband to the extraordinary Yoko Ono, and namesake of the Liverpudlian airport, John Lennon would have turned 75 tomorrow, Oct. 9. To celebrate, rock historian Theron Kabrich has put together a show called Imagine Peace: the Artwork of…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Sex Pistols Get Fat, Lenny Kravitz Gets Ladies, and Morrissey Gets Stitched Up

This Week: Sex Pistols Get Fat, Lenny Kravitz Gets Ladies, and Morrissey Gets Stitched Up

"As my 25th birthday present from the media, I'd like for you to stop accusing all my friends of dating me. #thirsty" Taylor Swift: not doing any of her friends right now. (Twitter) "VEGANS... GO AWAY! not everyone wants…
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Music, All Shook Down R.I.P. Bobby Keys: 5 Songs to Honor a Saxophone Great

R.I.P. Bobby Keys: 5 Songs to Honor a Saxophone Great

As has been reported elsewhere, Bobby Keys, saxophonist for the Rolling Stones and one of the most in-demand session players of the 1970s, died yesterday at the age of 70.  Though best known for his work with the Stones, Keys…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week in Music: MTV Music Awards, Pizza Hut, John Lennon's Killer & Much More

This Week in Music: MTV Music Awards, Pizza Hut, John Lennon's Killer & Much More

"My name is Jesse and I am accepting this award on behalf of the 1.6 million runaways and homeless youth in the United States who are starving, lost and scared for their lives right now. I know this because…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Cloning John Lennon, Honoring Kurt Cobain, and Giving Dandruff to Country

This Week: Cloning John Lennon, Honoring Kurt Cobain, and Giving Dandruff to Country

"If he was here and you asked him to name five of my songs he wouldn't be able to do it. Recently he was like, 'How many albums have you sold?,' and I was like, 'Which album?,' and he was…
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Music, Anatomy of the Modern Folkie: Cass McCombs Is Either Putting Us On, or He's Really Goddamn Sincere

Anatomy of the Modern Folkie: Cass McCombs Is Either Putting Us On, or He's Really Goddamn Sincere

Cass McCombs isn't going to show. It's 2:05 p.m. on a radiant October Wednesday and he's already five minutes late. No one near the music concourse in Golden Gate Park looks like an itinerant, mercurial folk-rocker; it's all tourist families.…
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Music, All Shook Down Sleeping Bieber, Protesting Lennon, and Notable Bed-Related Moments in Music History

Sleeping Bieber, Protesting Lennon, and Notable Bed-Related Moments in Music History

Two days ago, video footage emerged proving that Justin Bieber, like other humans, requires sleep. A young lady in Brazil filmed the slumbering Biebs on her way out of his room and into what was probably the most joyful walk…
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Music, All Shook Down Kanye West Thinks He's God -- Here Are Four Other Musicians Who Think They Are, Too

Kanye West Thinks He's God -- Here Are Four Other Musicians Who Think They Are, Too

We all know that story about how mad people got when John Lennon said the Beatles were "more popular than Jesus." There was uproar! There were banners! There were protests! But these days, musicians have the audacity to compare themselves…
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Music, All Shook Down Kanye West Says He's Like Picasso. Here Are 5 Equally Egomaniacal Musicians

Kanye West Says He's Like Picasso. Here Are 5 Equally Egomaniacal Musicians

Well, it's been a few months, so we shouldn't be all that surprised but Kanye West's ego has been running amok again. This time the behemoth emerged while West was onstage in Paris last Saturday, and said: "No matter how…
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Calendar, Night&Day &iexcl;Saludamos al Nuevo Rey!

¡Saludamos al Nuevo Rey!

To paraphrase Voltaire, if Elvis Presley hadn’t existed, it would have been necessary to invent him. And that goes double for El Vez, the self-described “Mexican Elvis” (and former bandmate of lesbian folksinger Phranc, because the world is that small).…
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Music, All Shook Down 5 Musicians Who Believe in Alien Life, Other Than Shaun Ryder

5 Musicians Who Believe in Alien Life, Other Than Shaun Ryder

Shaun Ryder: ex-Happy Mondays vocalist, frequently-intoxicated loudmouth, and a man embodying so much English working class swagger, he makes Liam Gallagher look like a pansy. Mr. Ryder is an unforgettable character, but not someone you'd think about leaving in charge…
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Music, All Shook Down Five Amazing Murals Honoring Departed Musicians

Five Amazing Murals Honoring Departed Musicians

The Los Angeles mural that has served as a site for Elliot Smith fans to pay tribute to the much beloved singer-songwriter has just been given a revamp, by Punk Rock Marthas -- an art-minded group of charitable folk…
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Music, All Shook Down Probably Fake John Lennon Sidewalk Signature Persists on San Francisco Corner

Probably Fake John Lennon Sidewalk Signature Persists on San Francisco Corner

The folks over at Uptown Almanac point our attention to a sidewalk square that was possibly -- but likely not -- signed by John Lennon. For some reason, the city seems to be going to great lengths to protect the…
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Music, All Shook Down The Bob Marley Parasite and Other Weird Crap Named After Musicians

The Bob Marley Parasite and Other Weird Crap Named After Musicians

If you've walked along upper Haight recently, you'll have no doubt noticed the series of tributes to much loved musical heroes who are no longer with us, lovingly arranged around single trees. Amy Winehouse recently joined Jimi Hendrix and Janis…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" Gets a Digital Makeover

The Beatles' "Yellow Submarine" Gets a Digital Makeover

The cultural and social upheaval of the 1960s was so pervasive and palpable that even a child couldn't miss it, especially if that child's parents provided a couple of quarters to see the latest feature-length cartoon. One day in the…
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Music, All Shook Down The 8 Most Infuriating Quotes From the Worst Music Listicle of All Time

The 8 Most Infuriating Quotes From the Worst Music Listicle of All Time

The worst music listicle of all time was published Sunday, April 8, 2012, on the conservative website Breitbart.com and penned by one Ben Shaprio. Headlined "Top 10 Overrated Songs of All Time," the piece attempts to savage the work…
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