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'Harry Potter' Returns With New Material From J.K. Rowling: Music Times Imagines What Music He Would Listen To

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Today author J.K. Rowling surprised fans by publishing a short story about a 34-year old Harry Potter. Though music isn't talked about so much over the course of the seven Harry Potter books (other than the Weird Sisters), here are some bands that I think Harry Potter would probably listen to.READ MORE

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6 Artists Who Have Released Album Trilogies: David Bowie, Green Day, and more

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For most rock musicians, the full-length album is the highest artistic statement in the medium, the equivalent of a novel for a writer, or a feature-length film for a director. Just like novels and films, specific albums within an artist's catalogue are sometimes designed as trilogies, with certain musical and lyrical themes. Here are six artists who have released album trilogies.READ MORE

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7 Musicians Who Have Rejoined Their Bands: Foo Fighters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, and more

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Line-up changes are common within huge rock bands, but after someone leaves a band, it's very rare for them to ever rejoin. Here are seven musicians who rejoined their bands after leaving.READ MORE

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7 Artists Whose Best Song Isn't On Their Best Album: The Cure, Neil Young, and more

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When an artist has an album that's commonly accepted as their best, there's usually one song in there that's cited as their best as well ("God Only Knows" by the Beach Boys, "Born to Run" by Bruce Springsteen...). However, a lot of artists end up putting their best songs on an album that isn't actually their best. Here are seven artists who's best song isn't actually on their best album.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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6 Musicians Who Became Side Members in Other Bands: Robert Smith, David Bowie and more

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Once an artist is established as the primary force in a successful band, it's pretty rare to see them join another band as a sort of background figure, but these six artists did exactly that. Here are six artists who became sidemen in other bands.READ MORE

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7 Classic Albums That Are Way Too Long: The Notorious B.I.G., Fleetwood Mac, and more

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An album should ideally be no longer than 50 minutes, but artists regularly push this boundary and give us albums that are well over an hour long. There are some instances where this works (somehow, all two hours of Mellon Collie and the Infinite Sadness is worth hearing), but most of the time, these albums are simply too long. Here are seven classic albums that should have been much shorter.READ MORE

6 Classic Albums That Deserve Documentaries: Weezer, the Strokes and more

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Some of my favorite types of films to watch are music documentaries, and with the premiere of Time is Illmatic, a film about the classic Nas LP Illmatic (in my opinion, the greatest rap album ever made), I started thinking about what other incredible albums deserve to have their stories told. Here are six classic album documentaries I’d like to see.READ MORE

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6 Pairs of Rival Artists That Would Make Great Music Together: Robert Smith & Morrissey, The Flaming Lips & Arcade Fire and more

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When Blur’s Damon Albarn revealed that he and Oasis’s Noel Gallagher had been talking about possibly recording together, we here at Music Times didn’t quite believe it was true. The two are notorious rivals, so working with one another seems like the last thing either one of them would want to do. This got me thinking about other artists who would never collaborate, but would probably make great work together if they did.READ MORE

Eight Songs That Are Genuinely Terrifying (But Still Incredible): The Cure, R.E.M., and more

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There’s plenty of dark and depressing music out there (and I listen to a bunch of it), but finding a song that’s dark and terrifying is very rare. Death metal bands may attempt to be scary, but their music ends up being more cartoonishly fun than genuinely frightening. Here are eight great songs that are genuinely frightening.READ MORE

Robert Smith clarifies statements about the Cure's '4:13 Dream', '4:14 Scream' releases, says three new albums are in the works

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Yesterday we reported that the Cure's Robert Smith wasn't too enthusiastic about the release of 4:14 Scream, the companion to 2008's 4:13 Dream. He called the project "a bit of a sore point" considering the band's lineup has shifted since 2008. Rather than rehash old material, he'd rather focus on new music with the current members. Now, Smith has posted a statement to the band's official website, clarifying his earlier remarks and revealing that three new releases are actually in the works.READ MORE

Robert Smith doesn't really want to put out '4:14 Scream,' says 'I don't feel a strong urge to beat people over the head with new stuff'

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Last month, we reported that The Cure would release 4:14 Scream, a series of unreleased songs recorded more than six years ago to follow-up to 2008's 4:13 Dream. Frontman Robert Smith now tells XFM (via Consequence of Sound) that he's not fully on board with the release, adding that the band is in "a weird kind of predicament."READ MORE

The Cure's first setlist of 2014 for the Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit at London's Royal Albert Hall

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Last night, the Cure hit the stage for their first performance of 2014, an appearance for the Teenage Cancer Trust Benefit at London's Royal Albert Hall. As Consequence of Sound notes, the 45-song set featured rare cuts and live debuts with three encores. They will return to the venue tonight for another performance.READ MORE

The Cure announce new album '4:14 Scream' and 'Trilogy' shows

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As part of an announcement celebrating their sold out Teenage Cancer Trust shows, the Cure have announced a new album, tentatively titled 4:14 Scream, according to The Guardian.READ MORE

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J Mascis Of Dinosaur Jr Covers Daft Punk, Neil Young, Black Sabbath With The Roots On Jimmy Fallon [VIDEO]

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J Mascis of Dinosaur Jr. sat in with The Roots on Jimmy Fallon last night and -as I guess can happen when you have a legendary band backing you up every single night- it was paid virtually no mind. Aside from the plugging of Dino Jr's... READ MORE

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