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Lou Barlow performs alongside J Mascis

Dinosaur Jr.’s Lou Barlow Drops New Song 'Wave'

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Dinosaur Jr. bassist Lou Barlow has released a stripped down acoustic song titled "Wave" off his forth-coming solo album Brace The Wave.READ MORE

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8 Album Covers With A Childhood Photo Of The Artist: Lil Wayne, Kendrick Lamar, And More

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Childhood is generally not the most badass part of a person's life, which is why childhood photos are often brought out by your parents when they feel like embarrassing you. However, these eight artists embraced these childhood photos, and ended up using them to create iconic album covers.READ MORE

Lorde at BBC Radio 1

10 Best Cover Songs Of 2014: Lorde, Sam Smith, Miley Cyrus, And More [LISTEN]

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Because cover songs don't garner nearly as much traction on the radio or the charts as they once did, artists these days treat them more like fun little experiments, where they can try out things they normally wouldn't on one of their albums or original singles. This has resulted in plenty of inventive and fascinating covers, especially this past year. Here are the year's 10 best cover songs (in no particular order).READ MORE

Daft Punk

6 Bands Named After Styles of Music That They Don't Play: Daft Punk, Cap'n Jazz and More

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It is pretty lame to name your band after the style of music you play — I'm looking at you, Metallica — but these six, including Daft Punk and Cap'n Jazz, bands did just the opposite: naming themselves after styles of music they do not play.READ MORE

Pink Floyd with Syd Barrett, 1967

7 Songs Written About Ex-Bandmates: Pink Floyd, the Beatles, and more

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Being in a band can be stressful work. Sometimes this can lead to vicious disputes between bandmates or untimely departures from the band, and because these are musicians we're talking about, songs are inevitably written about these tensions. These seven songs were written about estranged or long lost bandmates.READ MORE

Ian MacKaye of Minor Threat/Fugazi

6 Artists Whose Second Band Was Superior: Jimmy Page, Ian MacKaye, and more

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When a musician is kicked out of a high-profile band, or if that band breaks up, they can usually be expected to start another band soon afterwards. While these bands are rarely better than the old ones (see: Wings, Big Audio Dynamite), sometimes the new band is actually better. Here are six artists whose second band was better than their first.READ MORE

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