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Soundgarden Members Back Together For The First Time Since Chris Cornell’s Death

Buzz 08:40AM EDT

Soundgarden members Kim Thayil and Matt Cameron reunited for a show in Detroit. The two band members have not performed together since Chris Cornell's death last year.READ MORE

The FBI and Musicians: John Lennon, N.W.A., NIN and More Acts with Reports

Buzz 16:09PM EDT

John Lennon appeared on The Dick Cavett Show on this date more than forty years ago and made a bold prediction: The FBI were keeping a close eye on him. This might sound like a typical conspiracy theory of the early '70s, except that it was totally true...either an indication that the FBI was predictable or it just wasn't very good at the secrecy thing. Lennon had all of the makings for a good FBI target: He had a record with drugs, he was vocally against the Vietnam War, and his political leanings were just right of being a godless communist. He wasn't the first, nor would he be the last, to gather attention from the Bureau. Here are another lot of otherwise harmless musicians that would get lengthy files in Washington D.C., from Elvis Presley to N.W.A.READ MORE

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7 Live Albums Made Up Entirely Of New Songs: Neil Young, Frank Zappa, And More

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A typical live album serves as a greatest hits album of sorts, compiling live performances of an artist's best-known songs. These seven live albums, however, took a different approach, including songs that had been previously unreleased, basically making them studio albums that just happened to be recorded in front of an audience.READ MORE

The Beach Boys

6 Band Names Inspired by the Artist's Hometown: The Beach Boys, E Street Band, MC5 and More

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Naming your band after your hometown is a pretty lazy decision, but there are some bands that have gotten a bit more creative, naming themselves after more obscure references the their place of origin. Here are six band names inspired by the artist's hometown:READ MORE

Dave Matthews

5 Artists Who Debuted With Live Albums: Dave Matthews Band, Jane's Addiction, And More

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If an artist decides to record a live album at all, it's usually released at least a few years into their career, after they're established enough to warrant interest in how their live performances sound. However, these five artists took a more unusual route by actually debuting with live albums.READ MORE

The Beatles

8 Band Names Inspired By Other Artist's Names: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, And More

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Coming up with a bandname is one of the most important and difficult steps of forming a band. While some artists like to take their names from a song by another artist, such as Radiohead (A Talking Heads song) or Pretty Girls Make Graves (a Smiths song), other artists have found inspiration in the actual names of other artists. Here are eight band names that were inspired by the names of other artists.READ MORE

Pixies -

8 Great Albums That Open With Cover Songs: Blondie, Pixies, And More

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For performers who write their own songs, an album's opening track is pretty tricky. There's a lot of pressure to write an excellent song that catches the listener's attention and entices them to listen further, but some artists get around this by opening their albums with cover songs instead. Here are eight great albums that open with cover songs.READ MORE

Television -

10 Great Artists Known For Just One Album: Television, Nas, And More

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Most artists have one album that's generally regarded as their best, but sometimes these albums are so incredible and obviously superior that the rest of the artist's discography becomes overshadowed. Here are ten great artists who are known for just one album.READ MORE

Kiss -

7 Artists Whose Most Famous LP Is A Live Album: Kiss, Johnny Cash, And More

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Typically, live albums are excellent additions to a die-hard fan's collection, but few people go out and buy a live album without owning some of the band's studio albums as well. However, these seven artists have released live albums that ended up being their most famous LP's.READ MORE

Fattening Frogs for Snakes

John Sinclair's Spoken Word @ CBGB Festival

Tour Journals 01:14AM EDT

OK, so, technically, these were shot up and over in Koreatown--at Chris Noth's fancy pants dinner club, The Cutting Room.READ MORE

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