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Tupac Shakur

Tupac Shakur Center Displays Fan Letter from Young Eminem to Rapper's Mother

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If you enjoyed the fan letter that a young Dave Grohl sent to Minor Threat's Ian MacKaye, then have we got one for you: a note sent from a young Eminem to the mother of Tupac Shakur. Granted, the emcee wasn't a child anymore (as was the case with Grohl), but it reportedly comes from a very early point in Eminem's career.READ MORE

Foo Fighters

Dave Grohl Childhood Fan Letter Resurfaces; Brings 8-Year-Old Fan On Stage [WATCH]

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Before the former Nirvana drummer and current Foo Fighters front man made it big in the rock industry, Dave Grohl had extreme ambition and looked up his heroes just like the rest of strongly devoted youth. A fan letter written by a 14-year-old, calm, cool and collected Grohl resurfaced-the letter was penned to Minor Threat and Fugazi vocalist, Ian MacKaye.READ MORE

The Beatles

7 Highest Priced Records on eBay Right Now: The Beatles, Minor Threat, Bach and More

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Jack White made headlines a few weeks ago 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 keep it going, looking at every LP priced at more than $1,000 on the online auction site at the moment. From least to most expensive, including The Beatles, Minor Threat and Bach.READ MORE

'Please Please Me' by The Beatles

7 Highest Priced Records on eBay Right Now: The Beatles, Elvis Presley and...Minor Threat?

Buzz 17:33PM EDT

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 The Beatles, Elvis Presley, Minor Threat and more.READ MORE

Henry Rollins

Highest Net Worth Punk Performers: John Lydon, Henry Rollins and Ian MacKaye Are Worth More Than You Would Think

Genres 15:56PM EDT

One genre is routinely left out of Forbes' investigations of who makes the most money in music: punk!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

It Was Written

8 Artists Who Basically Used The Same Album Cover Twice: Nas, The Ramones, And More

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Trying to come up with a captivating album cover is pretty difficult work, so some artists have cheated a little bit by basically reusing their album cover concepts, sometimes even three or four times Here are eight artists who basically used the same album cover twice.READ MORE

Public Enemy (Hint:

10 Tracks to Discourage Drug Use to Boost Electric Zoo's Message: Public Enemy, Red Hot Chili Peppers and Run D.M.C.

Genres 16:07PM EDT

To answer the theoretical question "turn down for what," we give you ten great tracks totally against turning up in the first place.READ MORE

Eric Clapton

5 Musicians With Two Equally Famous Bands: Dave Grohl, Eric Clapton, And More

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Plenty of musicians join more than one band throughout their careers, but most of them end up being associated with just one band. That's why Paul McCartney is always referred to as a member of the Beatles, and not a member of Wings. However, there are some artists who are lucky enough to have been members of two different bands that are equally as famous or influential. Here are five artists that are equally known for two different bands.READ MORE

Ian MacKaye & Henry Rollins

6 Pairs of Artists Who Were Childhood Friends: Daft Punk & Phoenix, Ian MacKaye & Henry Rollins, and more

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Musicians often become friends through their professional lives, whether they're recording together or playing together, but some famous musicians were actually friends back before they ever became famous. Here are six pairs of artists who were childhood friends.READ MORE

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8 Great Punk Covers of Classic Songs: Minor Threat, Big Black, and more

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If an artist does a cover version of a song, but doesn't really change anything about it, then there's not really a point in doing it at all (listen to Seal's version of "Let's Stay Together" and tell me why it had to be made). However, these eight bands took songs by non-punk bands and put their own noisy punk spin of them.READ MORE

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8 Incredible Albums That Are Extremely Short: Misfits, Minor Threat, and more

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A few days ago I wrote an article about incredible albums that would be better if they simply didn’t go on for so long. These eight albums I’ve listed here today have the opposite problem: they’re maddeningly brief. The term “long play record” can be used very loosely to describe these albums.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

Seven Awesome Artists Who Are Ruined by Their Fans: Bob Marley, Oasis, and more

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We all know at least one person who is so incredibly irritating that you refuse to listen to anything they say. If there's this one band they keep suggesting to you, you simply refuse to look into them, out of fear that you'll actually enjoy them and become irritating, too. Here are seven artists whose fans make me embarrassed to be a fan.READ MORE

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