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Posies, Sunny Day Real Estate Bassist Joe Skyward Dead at Age 57 from Cancer

Alternative rock bassist Joe "Joe Bass" Skyward has died at the age of 57 due to cancer. He was a member of the Posies and Sunny Day Real Estate.

10 Bands That Were Started With Former Bandmates: Foo Fighters, Audioslave, And More

Bands break up all the time, but just because a group of musicians have decided not to work together anymore as a unit, it doesn't mean that none of the members will never work together again. Here are 10 examples of bands that were started with ...

6 Bands Who Originally Formed Without Their Lead Songwriter: Oasis, The Replacements, And More

If there's one member of a band who writes all of the music, it would be fair to assume that forming the band was their idea, and that they were a founding member. However, the lead songwriters in these six bands weren't even members when the bands ...

12 Self-Titled Albums That Aren't Debuts: Beyoncé, The Beatles And More

Self-titled albums are pretty standard for musicians, but they're almost always an artist's debut album, establishing a brand and a presence. There are some artists, however, who decide for whatever reason to release self-titled albums later on in ...

9 Bands That Have Broken Up More Than Once: Simon & Garfunkel, The Velvet Underground, And More

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 ...

8 Great Albums With Intermissions: Radiohead, The Who, And More

Just like plays or even particularly long movies have intermissions somewhere in the middle, some albums include songs that could be seen as intermissions, or dramatic breaks between the album's two halves. These album intermissions are usually ...

15 Song Titles That Describe The Music: George Harrison, Gorillaz, And More

Anyone who writes music can tell you that when a song is first written, it's usually given a boring descriptive title such as "Punk Song in A" or "Song With Slide Guitar" to remind the writer of how it goes. However, sometimes an actual title never ...

21 Albums Known By Two (Or More) Different Names: The Beatles, Led Zeppelin, And More

Though most albums are given official titles, sometimes these titled prove to inconvenient or confusing, which leads to fans referring to the album by another name entirely. Here are twenty-one albums known by at least two different names.

5 Underrated Follow-Ups To Classic Albums: Pink Floyd, Green Day, and more

Releasing a classic album is both a blessing and a curse for a musician. It may feel great to have created something that people love, but you're also faced with the massive pressure of following it up. Some artists are able to follow their classics ...

6 Albums Released Shortly After The Band Split: The Beatles, Nirvana, And More

Though it takes just months (and sometimes weeks) to release an album after it's been recorded, that's plenty of time for a band to completely implode. Here are six albums that were released shortly after the band split up.

6 Bands That Released Music Under Two Different Names: XTC, Yo La Tengo, and more

In a world where the Smashing Pumpkins can tour and release music with only one original member, it's unusual to see bands change their names with only the slightest shifts in line-up or style. Here are six bands that released music under two ...

6 Bands That Were Backing Bands for Other Artists: The Eagles, the Band, and more

The ideal career for most bands it to achieve success by playing their own songs, but some bands have very successfully performed as backing bands for other well-known artists. Here are six bands who did just that.

7 Album Covers That Don't Match the Music: Pink Floyd, Neil Young, and more

A good album cover should compliment the music inside, and a lot of covers do this very well. The ethereal cover of My Bloody Valentine’s Loveless matches the album’s ethereal music, but some album covers suggest something completely different ...

7 Classic Albums That Would Improve with Different Production: Paul Simon, Oasis and more

Though I wrote a list a few weeks ago about classic albums that sound awful, I wouldn’t change a thing about the way any of those albums were produced. When I sit down and listen to Raw Power, I want it to be rough and fuzzy, because that’s the ...

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

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 ...

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