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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Slash's Return, Rollins' Cleaver and Kanye's Audition

Last Week: Slash's Return, Rollins' Cleaver and Kanye's Audition

It's time to take cover San Francisco because we're pretty sure hell just froze over. Almost everything this week has been incredibly unlikely — from the length of Henry Rollins' kill list, through Guns N' Roses getting the old…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: FKA Twigs' Thighs, Sia's Tiny Ninja, and Justin Bieber Not Being a Whack Job After All

This Week: FKA Twigs' Thighs, Sia's Tiny Ninja, and Justin Bieber Not Being a Whack Job After All

Oh, strong women. How you own this week. FKA Twigs' cover shoot for Paper was a revelation, Kesha continued to valiantly fight on in court against Dr. Luke, and Sia just employed a tiny assassin to do her work. But…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Billy Corgan Likes Donald Trump, Liam Payne is Down With the Gayness, and Rita Ora is Clickbait

This Week: Billy Corgan Likes Donald Trump, Liam Payne is Down With the Gayness, and Rita Ora is Clickbait

Everyone's gone next-level this week. Whether its FKA Twigs incorporating a dance routine into a radio show, Motorhead taking their song "Vibrator" to a literal level, or REM's Mike Mills tweeting private quotes from Michael Stipe, no one's keeping it…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Tyler the Creator's in Hot Water, Miley's in Mid-Air and Tyga's in Bed With a Young 'Un

This Week: Tyler the Creator's in Hot Water, Miley's in Mid-Air and Tyga's in Bed With a Young 'Un

We apologize in advance for the fact that both videos featured in today's end-of-week blog are Miley Cyrus-based, but she made too many valuable points about nipple censorship in the first one, and the second one just serves to prove…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Grimes Kicks Ass, Morrissey Takes Names, and a Sad Farewell to Bobbi Kristina

This Week: Grimes Kicks Ass, Morrissey Takes Names, and a Sad Farewell to Bobbi Kristina

This week, the world's getting turned upside down one quote at a time. We've got Billy Corgan trying to have fun, Azealia Banks not caring about her career (in Australia at least), and Skrillex becoming a life coach. As we…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Jack Black Defends Kanye, Deadmau5 Defends Equine Rights, and Eminem Draws a Picture

This Week: Jack Black Defends Kanye, Deadmau5 Defends Equine Rights, and Eminem Draws a Picture

Surprises all round this week! Louis from One Direction has unexpectedly knocked up a "friend," Katy Perry (who's never won a Grammy) is up for an Emmy, Sinead O'Connor probably hasn't looked at Rolling Stone for 15 years, and it turns out…
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Music, All Shook Down 10 Musician Fragrance Commercials That Make One Direction's Seem Totally Fine

10 Musician Fragrance Commercials That Make One Direction's Seem Totally Fine

It's alright, everybody. You can calm down and lay back inside the scent of manufactured-boy-band masculinity now, because the cheeky tykes of One Direction have a new fragrance out. A fragrance the band is choosing to advertise with this little…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Zayn Malik Is Gone, Pete Wentz Is Sia, and Scott Weiland Is an Asshole

This Week: Zayn Malik Is Gone, Pete Wentz Is Sia, and Scott Weiland Is an Asshole

"When I got signed by Interscope, he literally smashed my hotel room and broke all the furniture because he was so angry I got picked up by a major label. It's only now when I look back at it…
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Music, All Shook Down This Week: Sam Smith Loses to Tom Petty, Hackers Lose to Taylor Swift and Politics Wins 2 Chainz

This Week: Sam Smith Loses to Tom Petty, Hackers Lose to Taylor Swift and Politics Wins 2 Chainz

“PS any hackers saying they have 'nudes'? Psssh you'd love that wouldn't you! Have fun photoshopping cause you got NOTHING.” Taylor Swift got hacked, but the hackers got NOTHIN’! (Twitter) “I’m a musician, not a politician. I’m supposed to…
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Music, All Shook Down Breaking: "Do They Know It's Christmas" Is Still a Misguided, Patronizing, Terrible Song

Breaking: "Do They Know It's Christmas" Is Still a Misguided, Patronizing, Terrible Song

Hey guys! Have you heard about Ebola? Did you know that Ebola is really, really bad? Did you know that the part of the world in which Ebola is a major crisis right now is one that doesn't have nearly…
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Music, All Shook Down Last Week: Taylor Swift Holds Her Own, Hayley Williams Holds Her Pee, and Gwen Stefani Can't Stop Laughing

Last Week: Taylor Swift Holds Her Own, Hayley Williams Holds Her Pee, and Gwen Stefani Can't Stop Laughing

"Being on my own, prioritizing my girlfriends, my family and my music above everything else and trying things I never thought I'd try... It's really been a liberating and freeing time... I made the decision to spend time on…
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Music, All Shook Down Music's Best and Worst April Fool's Day Pranks

Music's Best and Worst April Fool's Day Pranks

Yesterday, as we're sure you all noticed, was that annual day of tomfoolery and japing, known as April Fool's Day. It's a chance for the world to take a step back, take itself less seriously and then annoy the crap…
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Film, "One Direction: This Is Us": Scream Like a Tweener, Seethe Like Taylor Swift

"One Direction: This Is Us": Scream Like a Tweener, Seethe Like Taylor Swift

This being a Morgan Spurlock movie, it's hard not to wish he'd structured it like Super Size Me, wondering what happens to a person after subsisting for a month exclusively on one insidiously innocuous UK boy band. But Spurlock's One…
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Music, All Shook Down The 2013 MTV VMAs: A Timeline of Egomania

The 2013 MTV VMAs: A Timeline of Egomania

MTV, the music video channel that doesn't play any music videos, held the 30th edition of its annual Video Music Awards last night, honoring many of pop music's biggest names. Here's our minute-by-minute recap of the 2013 VMAs:0:01: Close up…
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Blog Comments of the Week Reader points to a reason for jail crowding: The increase in the jail population in Lake County is similar to the increase in county jail populations statewide due to the corrections realignment bill, which has…
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Music, All Shook Down One Direction's "Kiss You": A Ski-Slope, Surf-Party, Nipple-Tweaking Nightmare

One Direction's "Kiss You": A Ski-Slope, Surf-Party, Nipple-Tweaking Nightmare

Here at All Shook Down, we're not always entirely united in our nominations for worst new song of the week. Sometimes, suggestions are made, eyebrows are raised, and discussions occur. Sometimes, it's just not entirely clear who sucks the most.…
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Music, All Shook Down Right-Wing Blogger Forces Us To Support One Direction. Dammit!

Right-Wing Blogger Forces Us To Support One Direction. Dammit!

When you think of the greatest threats facing the youth of America today, chances are you think of gangs, drugs, unprotected sex, racism, the economy, or any number of combinations from that list, and then some. But no, faithful…
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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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