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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Revelations, Metallica Phone Mishaps, and Kanye Working at The Gap

This Week: Rock and Roll Hall of Fame Revelations, Metallica Phone Mishaps, and Kanye Working at The Gap

While the annual round of always-quotable, Rock and Roll Hall of Fame inductions are coming up first today, elsewhere this week, things have erred on the dark side. From Cyndi Lauper shaming senators for their homophobia and Lauren Mayberry standing…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Rihanna Does Smurf-Style, Sam Smith Cries On a Tank, and Madonna's Kids Help Their Mom

Last Week: Rihanna Does Smurf-Style, Sam Smith Cries On a Tank, and Madonna's Kids Help Their Mom

For Christmas this year, Rihanna embraced “smurfette couture.” (Instagram) "I'll sometimes go outside and eat snow. I like its cold texture. I'm obsessed with it... If I'm really crazy about it, I'll mix it with some orange juice and think to…
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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 Rich Beatles Fans Will Pay Buttloads of Cash For Questionable Memorabilia

Rich Beatles Fans Will Pay Buttloads of Cash For Questionable Memorabilia

Later this month, an amplifier used by George Harrison when he was recording Revolver and Sgt. Pepper's Lonely Hearts Club Band with the rest of The Beatles is going under the hammer in London. And it's expected to sell for somewhere…
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The Five Weirdest Movie Performances By Rock Musicians

Putting rock musicians in movies has been a catchpenny ploy since about fifteen minutes after rock music began to hit nationwide in the mid-1950s. The crusty-nosed brats buying all the records were, after all, the very same unruly vermin clogging…
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Watch: Paul McCartney Sang 'Birthday' to Ringo Starr Yesterday

Of all the people in the world to whom Paul McCartney could sing the Beatles song "Birthday," Ringo Starr is a leading candidate to find it the least exciting. And yesterday, at Ringo's 70th birthday concert, the old Scouser looked…
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A Thunderbird Night of Terror

The first skit in Thunderbird Theatre's horrifying Night of Terror gives us a couple of burnt-out '60s rock stars, Donovan and Ringo Starr, who learn about a death-metal band called Grandpa's Bloody Diaper and, to save civilization, embark on a…
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