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Jarvis Cocker Writes Spoken-Word Tribute to Paris

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Jarvis Cocker, of the English rock band Pulp, wrote a 13-minute spoken-word poem regarding his experiences on the day Paris was attacked by terrorists.READ MORE

Jarvis Cocker, common person.

Mystery Woman in Pulp's 'Common People' Married to Greek Finance Minister?

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Pulp's alt-classic "Common People" has always left people wondering if frontman Jarvis Cocker was inspired by true events when he wrote the tale of a girl who came from money that asked him to teach her about life outside the bourgeois. A Greek newspaper says that the answer is yes, and that the woman is Danae Stratou, the wife of Greek finance minister Yanis Varoufakis.READ MORE

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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

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Neil Young Gives New Song “Who’s Gonna Stand Up” To People’s Climate Change Protesters

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Yesterday marked an internationally talked about even that took the world by storm: the People’s Climate March. And today, NME reports that Neil Young has stepped up and released a new song to correspond with the march – “Who’s Gonna Stand Up (And Save the Earth).”READ MORE

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14 Album Covers With An Illustration Of The Artist: The Beatles, OutKast, And More

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Sure, a photograph of the artist is probably the simplest route to take when designing an album cover, but a painting or a drawing can sometimes proves to be far stranger. Here are 14 album covers with an illustration of the artist.READ MORE

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8 Albums That Omit Great Songs On Some Editions: The Strokes, The Smiths, And More

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When a band achieves international success, their albums are often re-released in different countries with bonus tracks, or sometimes with altered tracklistings. These eight albums, however, have incredible songs that, for one reason or another, aren't included on every edition.READ MORE

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8 Albums Missing from Rolling Stone's Best of '94: Morrissey, Pulp and more

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Rolling Stone recently wrote a list of the 40 best alternative albums of 1994, and while they included a ton of excellent albums (Parklife, Weezer’s Blue Album, Dookie), I also noticed that a ton of classics were missing as well (and replaced by Korn and Bush, for some reason). Here are eight great albums from 1994 that Rolling Stone must have simply forgotten to add to their list.READ MORE

'Common People' by Pulp

Pulp and 'Common People' top BBC Radio list of 'Best Britpop Songs'

Genres 10:54AM EDT

A BBC Radio listener poll demonstrated that the most popular Britpop track didn't come from one of the two bands Americans have become overly familiar with (Oasis or Blur), but rather Pulp. The group's "Common People" came out on top.READ MORE

6 Bands That Would Be Better With Different Lyricists: Best Coast, Oasis, and more

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Just because you can write excellent music doesn’t mean you can write excellent lyrics to go along with it. Johnny Marr knew this when he collaborated with Morrissey, and Elton John knew this when he teamed up with Bernie Taupin. Here are six bands that should consider hiring new lyricists.READ MORE

RZA, GZA, and Bill Murray in Coffee & Cigarettes

Seven Hilarious Movie Cameos by Musicians: David Bowie, The Wu-Tang Clan, and more

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A well-placed cameo appearance in a film can be a lot of fun, but there’s nothing really surprising about seeing an actor appear as themselves, since you’ve already seen them in movies a hundred times. The most interesting cameos are by musicians, since they’re usually unexpected, and sometimes these cameos become highlights of the film. Here are seven films with hilarious cameo appearances from musicians.READ MORE

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