Weezer's Pinkerton

4 Classic Albums That Flopped When They First Came Out

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Some works by famous musicians either went unnoticed during their time or were generally unsuccessful in terms of sales. Unlike most flops, however, these albums found recognition later. Some were simply ahead of their time while others were rediscovered thanks to their artists' latter success and fame.READ MORE

Steven Van Zandt

Steven Van Zandt's Cover Of The Ramones' 'Merry Christmas' Now Has A Music Video

Genres 08:14AM EDT

Steven Van Zandt thought that having just the cover audio of Ramones’ ‘Merry Christmas (I Don’t Want to Fight Tonight)’ was not enough. So he made a music video for it.READ MORE

Kurt Cobain of Nirvana

10 Artists Whose Debut Singles Were Covers: Nirvana, Rush, And More

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Signing a brand new and therefore untested artist can be a risky move for most labels, so in order to get around this, some labels push their new artists to record cover songs for their debut singles as a sort of test run. Here are 10 artists who recorded cover songs for their debut singles.READ MORE

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10 Great Songs Named After Horror Films: Ramones, Black Sabbath, And More

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Happy Halloween! If you don't have time to watch any scary movies today, try listening to these 10 songs instead, which are all named after horror movies.READ MORE

Daft Punk

6 Bands Named After Styles of Music That They Don't Play: Daft Punk, Cap'n Jazz and More

Buzz 16:32PM EDT

It is pretty lame to name your band after the style of music you play — I'm looking at you, Metallica — but these six, including Daft Punk and Cap'n Jazz, bands did just the opposite: naming themselves after styles of music they do not play.READ MORE

Beastie Boys

7 Great Artists Who Switched Genres Early in Their Careers: Pink Floyd, Beastie Boys and More

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Though most musicians tend to evolve musically over the course of their careers, they usually stick to the same genre they started off in. But these seven, great artists — from Pink Floyd to the Beastie Boys — actually started off playing totally different styles of music early in their careers from the ones they eventually became known for.READ MORE

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11 Music Videos Set In High School: Iggy Azalea, Britney Spears, And More

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Even though I don't go to school anymore, part of me is still pretty depressed that back to school season is upon us. If you're as bummed out as I am, here are some classic music videos set at high school to help you through this tough time.READ MORE

The Ramones

7 Casting Suggestions For The Ramones Movie

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Earlier this week, it was announced that Martin Scorsese would be directing a biopic about punk legends the Ramones, which is set for release in 2016. Here are some people who I think should play the movie's lead roles.READ MORE

Tommy Ramone (1952-2014)

R.I.P. Tommy Ramone

Genres 10:41AM EDT

Ramones drummer Tommy Ramone passed away yesterday, July 11th, at age 62 in New York City. He was the last surviving original member of the Ramones.READ MORE

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

Exclusives 16:52PM EDT

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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6 Albums Intended To Be The Artist's Last: R.E.M., Jay-Z, and more

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It's not very often that an artist or band can plan its final album. Most of the time, the band unexpectedly splits, or someone unexpectedly passes away, turning its most recent album into its last, even if it wasn't meant to be. However, these six albums were actually recorded with the intention of being the artist's last. Whether or not the artist actually kept this promise, though, is another story.READ MORE

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