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Satchmo & Billie

3 sad songs with equally sad stories behind them

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Aside from their inherent musicality, delivering as they intended to do, these songs have also spawned stories that are just as miserable. Here are three sad songs with equally sad stories behind them.READ MORE

Love Will Tear Us Apart

5 [Extremely] Popular Songs Written in Response to Other Songs

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There are instances where musicians use their craft to share a piece of their mind. As with writing a letter, songwriters also create entire songs to "answer" another track they have heard. Here are five popular songs originally written in response to other songs.READ MORE

Bernard Albrecht

Ian Curtis and Joy Division Remembered on the 36th Anniversary of Singer's Death

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Yesterday marked the 36th anniversary of the death of legendary musician Ian Curtis, acclaimed singer and songwriter of infuential English post-punk band Joy Division. The anguished frontman committed suicide on May 18, 1980 at 23.READ MORE

Bernard Sumner of New Order

New Order Announces New Album 'Music Complete' & 2015 Tour

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Electro icons New Order recently announced plans for a UK tour in addition to revealing additional details about their forthcoming full-length. Known for crafting essential dance anthems and new wave favorites like "Blue Monday," "Age of Consent" and "Enjoy The Silence," New Order became a classic of the '80s. After what has for fans undoubtedly felt like a decade, the band's 10th album is set to drop September 25 and now a tour is set to follow.READ MORE

Ian Curtis

Joy Division Fan to Turn Ian Curtis' Home Into Museum

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One Joy Division super fan is in the process of purchasing the Macclesfield, England home that frontman Ian Curtis committed suicide in with plans of transforming it into a museum.READ MORE

The Doors

Doors Fans Campaign to Preserve Jim Morrison's Childhood Home

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Jim Morrison's childhood home in Albuquerque, NM is the latest musician's residence to gather the attention of fans who have the hopes of preserving it as a piece of history. Fans of The Doors are pushing for the city to designate the home a historic site and turn it into a tourist attraction for the city.READ MORE

Emanuele Cintura Torrente

Emanuele Cintura Torrente: Maestro of Thought

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Italian-born classical guitarist Emanuele Cintura Torrent is unique in his approach to art. For him, music has a reverential quality that extends beyond the notes--free from sharps, flats and meter. Yes, his approach looks past the music. To Maestro Torrente, music is thought. Classicalite recently sat down with Maestro Torrente to discuss both music and thought. His is a concept born of thought, itself. But this is a story that needs a beginning. And that beginning is as follows...READ MORE

'An Ideal for Living' by Joy Division

5 Highest Priced Records on eBay Right Now: Joy Division, Iron Maiden, and More Obscure Rarities

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Jack White made headlines last week when he announced that he was the bidder who spent $300,000 for the acetate of Elvis Presley's original single, a 7" pressing from Sun Records featuring "My Happiness" and "That's When Your Heartaches Begin," and that his label Third Man Records would be releasing copies of the recording for Record Store Day 2015. That inspired us to check out what the highest-priced albums on eBay were at the moment, and readers ate it up, so we've decided to try it again, looking at every LP priced at more than $1,000 on the online auction site at the moment, which included hot numbers from Joy Division, Iron Maiden and more.READ MORE

Joy Division Vocalist Ian Curtis's Home Should Become Band Museum, According to Fan Campaign to Buy Property

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A group of Joy Division fans are attempting to raise funds required to buy former vocalist Ian Curtis's former residence and convert in into a museum centered around the band. The property has gone up for sale and Zak Davies, the fan who started the campaign, hopes to acquire the home before developers get other ideas.READ MORE

New Order

New Order to Release New Album This Fall

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Back in September, synthpop legends New Order announced that they had signed to Mute Records, and in a new interview with "Rolling Stone," the band has revealed that its first album for the label can be expected for fall 2015. This new album, which has yet to be given a title, will be New Order's first with their new five-piece lineup, which includes Bad Lieutenant's Phil Cunningham and Tom Chapman. The album also sees the return of keyboardist Gillian Gilbert, who left the band following their 2001 album "Get Ready."READ MORE

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8 Artists Who Hated The Production On Their Own Albums: Nirvana, Oasis, And More

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Making albums is almost always a collaborative process between the artist and their producer, which means that egos often clash and ideas are often compromised. For these eight artists, however, these compromises apparently didn't work out in their favor. Here are eight artists who hated the production on their albums.READ MORE

John Peel was also way into vinyl before you.

5 Bands John Peel Was into Way Before You Were: Roxy Music, The Smiths, The White Stripes and More

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Today marks the tenth anniversary of the death of John Peel, the most influential DJ in the history of British radio and possibly even the world (it's arguable). Most affiliate a good disc jockey with a listenable voice but the best are those who become tastemakers for their community/listening base. They didn't make the music but they make sure that you hear it. John Peel was influential in launching many a band to stardom, such as Pink Floyd, but the five listed below could not have gotten by without a push from Peel far before their names went up in lights.READ MORE

Slayer -

13 Best Albums To Play on Halloween: Black Sabbath, Slayer and More

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Halloween is coming up this Friday (in case you forgot), so if you're looking for some spooky music to play at your Halloween party, or just something to play around the house that night for some atmosphere, check out these 13 albums.READ MORE

Simon & Garfunkel

9 Bands That Have Broken Up More Than Once: Simon & Garfunkel, The Velvet Underground, And More

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Yesterday, Sept. 18, the very sad news broke that Ohio indie rock legends Guided By Voices had suddenly broken-up and canceled their upcoming tour dates. This is second time the group has split (the first split occurred back in 2004), which isn't all that uncommon. Here are nine other bands that have broken up twice, or even more times.READ MORE

Led Zeppelin in 1973

7 Bands That Broke Up After The Death Of A Member: Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, And More

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Out of all the problems a band can face, the death of a member seems like it would be one of the most difficult to overcome. Here are seven bands who broke up after the death of a member.READ MORE

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