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Music, All Shook Down Backstreet Boys Release Totally Unnecessary Christmas Single

Backstreet Boys Release Totally Unnecessary Christmas Single

Earlier this week, we broke the devastating news that INXS were only just breaking up (15 years too late). Well, apparently, we're currently in the midst of an epidemic of bands plowing on well past their sell-by dates because --…
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Music, All Shook Down One Direction: After Ignoring so Many Brit Boy Bands, Why Does America Like These Twerps?

One Direction: After Ignoring so Many Brit Boy Bands, Why Does America Like These Twerps?

If you're a regular viewer of Saturday Night Live, chances are high that you found yourself confused and aghast last weekend, when the show's musical guest turned out to be British boy-band sensation One Direction. The band members grinned their…
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Five Attempted Pop Comebacks Even More Annoying Than James Blunt's

It came to my attention that James Blunt is back with a new album this week. Considering that the mere sight of his face evokes my inner rage, the thought of his actual music is enough to make me want…
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Music, All Shook Down Friday Night: New Edition at Paramount Theatre

Friday Night: New Edition at Paramount Theatre

(Photo by KMEL's Tony Ng) Better Than: Watching Pretty Ricky parodies on YouTube Watch: An adorable early interview with New Edition from 1983. We can pretty much blame New Edition for the boy bands of the late '80s and…
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Cock Party?

Aside from the remarkably catchy "Hangin' Tough," the only thing I knew about New Kids on the Block as an adolescent was what I heard on the playground: They were a bunch of fags with AIDS. At least, that's what…
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Riff Raff

Give Me Royalties or Give Me Death Inc. Three of the four former members of the Dead Kennedys, the long-defunct San Francisco political punk band, announced last week that they intend to terminate their relationship with Alternative Tentacles Records (ATR).…
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Racket

Those who don't get MTV might have believed they were safe. But those five perky, cartoonish faces were gleaming out from the pages of every magazine (with the exception of The Nation, and that's probably just because it doesn't print…
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