Bruce Springsteen

7 Artists Who Gradually Became More Accessible: Bruce Springsteen, Metallica and More

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While some artists throughout rock history gradually became stranger as their careers went on, including The Beatles and Radiohead, there are other artists who started off strange and inaccessible but eventually moved toward accessibility, whether it was due to pressure from their label or a legitimate desire to clean up their sound. Here are seven artists who became more accessible:READ MORE


8 Band Names That Describe the Music: Metallica, The Beach Boys and More

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There are plenty of bands who choose names that don't really tell you anything about what they might sound like (who would have guessed that Portishead was a dark trip-hop band?). These eight bands, however, chose names that describe what their music sounds like pretty well.READ MORE

Led Zeppelin in 1973

7 Bands That Broke Up After The Death Of A Member: Led Zeppelin, Nirvana, And More

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Out of all the problems a band can face, the death of a member seems like it would be one of the most difficult to overcome. Here are seven bands who broke up after the death of a member.READ MORE

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7 Bands Whose Double Albums Were Their Best: The Rolling Stones, Genesis, And More

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Double albums are a tricky proposition for most artists. Though they can be fascinating listens, they tend to come off as overlong, bloated, and messy, and even some classic ones such as The Beatles' "White Album" are often criticized for being indulgent. Still, some bands pull it off, and the double albums released by these seven bands are often considered to be their best work.READ MORE

Aretha Franklin

12 Legends Covering Songs By Other Legends: Aretha Franklin, Led Zeppelin, And More [LISTEN]

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It's pretty common for an up-and-coming artist to cover a song by a legendary artist to get themselves going, but there have been many times where these covers of classic songs have come from other legendary artists. Here are 12 legendary artists who have covered other legendary artists.READ MORE


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

Queen's Freddie Mercury

10 Bands Whose Lead Singers Have Died: Queen, Nirvana, And More

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Today marks the 35th anniversary of AC/DC's Highway To Hell, a hard rock classic that would be the band's last album with lead vocalist Bon Scott, who died after a night of heavy drinking seven months after the album's release. Here are ten more bands that have suffered the loss of a lead vocalist.READ MORE

John Lennon

11 Songs Where The Artists Refers To Themselves By Name: John Lennon, R.E.M., And More

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It's common for an artist to write an autobiographical song, but some artists take it to another level by actually referring to themselves, or one of their bandmates, by name in the song lyrics. Here are eleven songs where the artist does just that.READ MORE


8 Bands Where Every Member Writes Songs: Queen, Led Zeppelin, And More

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A great number of bands are led by just one or two songwriters, with the rest of the members never really contributing anything compositionally. However, these eight bands moved beyond this dynamic by featuring songwriting contributions from each one of their members.READ MORE

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5 Alt-Rock Albums With Multiple Cover Songs: Jeff Buckley, Nick Cave, and more

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When an artist performs a cover song, especially alternative or punk artists, it's usually reserved for live shows or as a bonus track for an album, but on rare occasions these cover songs make their way into the album's proper tracklisting. However, even more rare is when an artist includes multiple cover songs on a single album. Here are five alternative rock albums with more than one cover song (excluding cover albums, of course).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

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7 Great Songs with Spoken Word Lyrics: Blur, Tom Waits, and more

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There are countless lyrics that sound totally idiotic when spoken instead of sung, but sometimes a songwriter will come up with some lyrics that can’t really be pinned onto to a melody. Here are seven great songs with spoken word lyrics.READ MORE

8 Great Country Songs by Non-Country Artists: The White Stripes, The Beatles, Tom Waits and more

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There are some music genres, such as hip-hop, whose songs should only be handled by artists working within that genre (nobody really wants to hear Neil Young rap, do they?). But with genres such as country, having outsiders try their hand at the sound isn't such a bad idea. Here are eight great country songs that weren't performed by country artists.READ MORE

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