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

Sleater-Kinney - 'Start Together' (2014)

Sleater-Kinney Box Set 'Start Together' To Be Released Oct. 21

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It was announced today that legendary punk trio Sleater-Kinney will be reissuing all of their studio albums in a limited edition vinyl box set, titled Start Together. The box set will include newly remastered versions of all seven Sleater-Kinney albums on colored vinyl, as well as a hardcover book of previously unreleased photos. Start Together will be released on Oct. 21 through Sub Pop and is available for pre-order, though the reissues are available digitally right now.READ MORE

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7 Alt-Rock Bands Whose Debut Albums Are Their Worst: Radiohead, Nirvana, And More

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There are many classic debut albums throughout rock history, such as R.E.M.'s Murmur or the Strokes' Is This It, which found success because the band had plenty of time to tweak and perfect the songs before stepping into a studio. Some debut albums, however, sound far less confident and even derivative, as if the band hadn't nailed down its own sound yet. Here are seven alt-rock bands whose debut albums are their worst.READ MORE

The White Stripes

10 Best American Bands Of The Last 20 Years

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England may have given us the Beatles, Led Zeppelin, and Radiohead, but the list of legendary bands from the United States is just as impressive: The Velvet Underground, The Ramones, R.E.M., and much more. To celebrate America's birthday today, here's a ranking of the ten best American bands of the last twenty years.READ MORE

Chuck Berry

12 Song Titles That Feature Another Artist's Name: Chuck Berry, Led Zeppelin, And More

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When new bands are trying to think of what to call themselves, they'll often turn to song titles of bands they like for inspiration. However, these twelve artists did just the opposite: use another artist's name in a song title.READ MORE

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8 Great LGBT-Themed Alternative Songs: Green Day, The Smiths, And More

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To commemorate the anniversary of the Stonewall riots on June 28th, 1969, every June has been designated LGBT Pride Month in the United States. In honor of the 45th anniversary of the riots, here's a list of eight incredible alternative songs with LGBT themes.READ MORE

Gwen Stefani and Tony Kanal of No Doubt

7 Bands with Ex-Couples: Fleetwood Mac, No Doubt, and more

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Break-ups are tough enough as it is, but they're even tougher when exes work together and are forced to still see them every day. These seven bands managed to overcome the tensions of two members splitting up.READ MORE

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7 Album Covers That Are Homages to Other Albums: The Clash, Weezer, and more

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Musicians steal from each other all the times, whether it comes to lyrics, riffs, fashion, or in this case, album covers. Here are seven album covers that are homages (or rip-offs) to other albums.READ MORE

Carrie Brownstein

6 Artists Who Never Went Solo (But Should): Carrie Brownstein, Michael Stipe, and more

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With the release of Damon Albarn's first solo LP Everyday Robots, I've started thinking about other artists who have been in the music game for a long time, but have never chosen to go solo. Here are six artists that I would love to hear solo albums from.READ MORE


Seven Singers Who Should Be Replacing Kurt Cobain: PJ Harvey, Lemmy, and more

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At tonight's Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony, the surviving members of Nirvana will be performing with Joan Jett on lead vocals. Jett will probably do a fine job, but I doubt that she was their first choice to replace Kurt Cobain for the night. Here are seven singers who should have at least been considered to sing for Nirvana at the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony.READ MORE

Eight Incredible Bands (Other Than Nirvana) to Come Out of the Pacific NW: Modest Mouse, Sleater-Kinney, and more

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In celebration of the life of Kurt Cobain (whose tragic suicide occurred 20 years ago this Saturday), we’ve compiled a short list of the top bands to come out of the Pacific Northwest music scene that Nirvana helped bring to the world’s attention. In no particular order, here are eight incredible bands (other than Nirvana) to come out of the Pacific Northwest.READ MORE

Sleater-Kinney reunited at a Pearl Jam show

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Sleater-Kinney reunited last night in Portland after almost ten years, thanks to Pearl Jam. Corin Tucker, Carrie Brownstein, and Janet Weiss joined the band at Portland's Moda Center during the finale to cover Neil Young's "Rockin' in the Free World." R.E.M.'s Peter Buck and Scott McCaughey joined the gang as well.READ MORE

Drumgasm (Featuring Percussionists From Pearl Jam, Sleater-Kinney and Death Grips) Streams Album Online

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What do you get when three of alternative rock's most renowned drummers come together to make an album? DRUMGASM. This percussion supergroup is made up of Pearl Jam's/Soundgarden's Matt Cameron, Sleater-Kinney's/Wild Flag's/Quasi's Janet Weiss, and Hella's/Death Grips' Zack Hill.READ MORE

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