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8 Artists Who Basically Used The Same Album Cover Twice: Nas, The Ramones, And More

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Trying to come up with a captivating album cover is pretty difficult work, so some artists have cheated a little bit by basically reusing their album cover concepts, sometimes even three or four times Here are eight artists who basically used the same album cover twice.READ MORE

The Beatles

8 Band Names Inspired By Other Artist's Names: The Beatles, Pink Floyd, And More

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Coming up with a bandname is one of the most important and difficult steps of forming a band. While some artists like to take their names from a song by another artist, such as Radiohead (A Talking Heads song) or Pretty Girls Make Graves (a Smiths song), other artists have found inspiration in the actual names of other artists. Here are eight band names that were inspired by the names of other artists.READ MORE

Green Day stars in 'The Simpsons Movie'

9 Great Cameos from Musicians on 'The Simpsons': Michael Jackson, The Rolling Stones, Weird Al and More

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The cultural impact of The Simpsons is immeasurable, as you can tell from checking out Joey "Sideshow Joe" DeGroot's list on the number of bands that named songs (or themselves) after references to the animated classic. Celebrities of all stripes realize the kind of power that such a program packs so they'll readily appear as guest stars. The number of musical guests in the history of The Simpsons is huge, but we've whittled it down to nine of the best in honor of the current marathon of every episode currently happening on FXX.READ MORE

Thurston Moore

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore Announces New Album 'The Best Day,' Shares Title Track, Cover, Tracklist, And Tour Dates [LISTEN]

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Former Sonic Youth singer/guitarist Thurston Moore has shared some more details about his upcoming solo album The Best Day, including its artwork, tracklist, and title track, which you can check out below. He has also expanded his current tour.READ MORE

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14 Albums That End With Their Longest Song: Bruce Springsteen, Weezer, And More

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Long songs can be tricky for an artist to deal with. They can't really be released as singles, but they also run the risk of ruining the flow of an otherwise great album. These artists got around this problem by placing their extremely long songs at the end of their album.READ MORE

Yoko Ono

Cat Power, Yoko Ono, Pussy Riot, Courtney Love: Musicians Unite To Back School of Doodle, A Free Online High School For Imagination

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Last week, famous musicians including Cat Power, Yoko Ono, Pussy Riot, Courtney Love, Kim Gordon (Sonic Youth) and Sia united with likeminded creative thinkers and artists to back a new project called School of Doodle.READ MORE

Thurston Moore

Sonic Youth's Thurston Moore To Tour With New Band Featuring Bandmate Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe [SCHEDULE]

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Thurston Moore has formed a new band with former Sonic Youth bandmate Steve Shelley, My Bloody Valentine's Debbie Googe and James Sedwards. Moore is best known as the singer, songwriter and guitarist in Sonic Youth. They go by the Thurston Moore Band and will be touring beginning August 16.READ MORE

Walter Bonedale Hanging Around the John Ryle House

Concert Review: John Ryle House in Haledon, NJ, 7/12/14

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The last time I went to a show at the John Ryle House in Haledon, NJ, bayonets were discovered in the garage by a couple of people who had consumed an exorbitant amount of alcohol. Nobody died or was even (seriously) injured, but that's the sort of thing that would normally persuade me to never return. So why did I go back last night? Because Omegalith and Huge Pupils were playing.READ MORE

The B-52's

7 Bands With More Than One Lead Singer: The B-52's, Fleetwood Mac, And More

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When pinpointing a band's most famous member, you usually can't go wrong by choosing the lead singer. But what if the band doesn't have a lead singer? If a band has more than one songwriter, it typically has more than one lead singer, too. Here are seven bands with more than one lead singer.READ MORE

Kim Gordon & Krist Novoselic

8 Things I Learned From Watching The 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

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Even though the 2014 Rock & Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony took place over a month ago, most people couldn't see the ceremony until it aired on HBO last night. Here are 8 things I learned from watching the ceremony.READ MORE

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8 Classic Alt-Rock Albums and Their Original Titles: Green Day, Blur, and More

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Very few things in music are presented in their original, unedited forms. Songs, as well as albums, are often re-written and re-structured over and over again before they're finished, and this is often the case with artwork and titles as well. Here are eight classic alternative rock albums that weren't released under their original names.READ MORE

Review: "No Wave," a Video Game Based on '80s NYC Punk

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Over the last ten years, I've totally fallen out of touch with video games. I don't dislike them by any means, but while I was a rabid player as a pre-teen and closely followed video game news and trends, I have no idea what video games are supposed to be like any more, especially indie games. With that in mind, I decided to check out No Wave, an online game (which you can play here) based on the no wave punk scene in New York during the '80s. Much like no wave music, the game is more of a gritty, raw, and cerebral experience than a traditionally enjoyable one.READ MORE

Hint: 'Weezer' is somewhere on this list.

6 Artists Who Switched Over to Indie Labels: Weezer, Neil Young, And More

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A common career trajectory for a musician is to sign with an independent label, and if they're lucky enough, they'll catch the attention of a major label and get signed a lucrative deal. However, some artists don't find the major label life to be very satisfying, and choose to take a step back by signing with an indie label. Here are six major label artists who switched over to indie labels.READ MORE

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8 Songs Written About Other Musicians: Nirvana, Nick Cave, and more

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A vast majority of musicians write about things that they either love or hate, whether it means certain places, politics, or even other musicians. Here are eight songs written about other musicians.READ MORE

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7 Amazing Alternative Musicians Who Are Mothers: Patti Smith, Liz Phair, and more

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Happy Mother's Day! In honor of all of the awesome moms being celebrated today, here are seven moms who just so happen to be amazing alt-rock musicians as well.READ MORE

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