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Damon Albarn

Damon Albarn Carried Offstage by Roskilde Security after How Long A Set?

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Damon Albarn, like Steve Martin, is a wild and crazy guy, and the Blur frontman needed to be carried offstage by security after performing for nearly five hours at the Roskilde Festival over the weekend.READ MORE

Mick Jones

60 Years of Mick Jones: His Biggest Hits Outside of The Clash

Buzz 11:54AM EDT

Today marks the 60th birthday of Mick Jones, the iconic guitarist for The Clash, one of the most influential punk bands of all time. You know the songs: "White Riot," "I Fought The Law," "London's Burning," and more. The thing is...the guitarist has been fairly detached from the band that made him famous for more than 30 years and it's unlikely that he'll be celebrating his sixth decade of existence by jamming on The Clash. Therefore Music Times went through the rest of his music catalogue to find singles that he created with acts aside from his signature band. If you haven't discovered Mick Jones outside of The Clash, you haven't truly discovered Mick Jones.READ MORE

Yes, that IS Bill Murray.

Bill Murray, David Bowie and The Clash Hit 'Rock The Kasbah' Trailer [WATCH]

Buzz 10:59AM EDT

Bill Murray is hilarious so we're glad that the trailer for his new film features David Bowie, Deep Purple, The Clash, Elvis Presley and Guns N' Roses, so we can write about it for Music Times. OK, so there are mostly just references to the aforementioned bands, but we're still pretty stoked to check out 'Rock The Kasbah,' a film starring Murray alongside Zooey Deschanel, Bruce Willis, Kate Hudson and more.READ MORE

David Bowie, circa 1973

5 Great Rock Docs Focusing on UK Acts and The '70s: David Bowie's 'Cracked Actor,' 'The Kids Are Alright' and More

Buzz 15:38PM EDT

David Bowie has had several documentaries made about his legendary and varied career but none have come close to the original: Cracked Era, which debuted on the BBC during 1975 and caught the vocalist following the release of Diamond Dogs and his preparation for the tour in support of the album. More relevantly, it caught Bowie at the peak of his addiction to cocaine and gave viewers a look at the paranoia and mental exhaustion it caused him. Bowie was far from the only British musician from that era to be captured on film. Here are five other documentaries (some mad during the decade and some made later looking back) that give viewers a new understanding of that period in UK music history.READ MORE

The Pretenders - 'The Pretenders' (1980)

The Pretenders' Debut Album: 12 Songs Ranked For Its 35th Anniversary

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Today, Jan. 19, marks the 35th anniversary of the Pretenders' classic self-titled debut album, which bridged punk rock to new wave and set the course for many other guitar pop bands to come over the course of the '80s, including the Go-Gos, R.E.M., The Sugarcubes, and many more. In honor of this incredible album, here are its 12 tracks ranked, from weakest to best.READ MORE

Led Zeppelin in 1973

Ranking The Royal Mail's 10 Rock 'n' Roll Inspired Stamps: Led Zeppelin 'IV', Pink Floyd's 'The Division Bell', The Rolling Stones 'Let It Bleed' and More

Buzz 14:37PM EDT

Just five years ago the UK Postal system introduced a series of ten stamps featuring album art from classic records by British rock bands. Are we behind the times? Yes. Were we around to weigh in on the list when it dropped? No. Now Music Times weighs in on all ten album covers and rank them from 10 to 1 in terms of which serves best as a stamp...both for its aesthetic and its relevance within music culture. Artists include The Rolling Stones, Led Zeppelin and Pink Floyd.READ MORE

The Clash -

5 Best Songs From The Clash's 'London Calling'

Buzz 10:37AM EDT

Today, Dec. 14, marks the 35th anniversary of the Clash's legendary third album London Calling, which saw the band expand upon their punk roots by venturing into many different styles, including reggae, jazz, ska, and rockabilly, among others. The album was the crowning achievement of the British punk movement, and is widely considered to be one of the greatest albums of all time in any genre, so to celebrate its anniversary, here are its five best songs.READ MORE

The Black Keys - 'El Camino' (2011)

9 Rock Albums Whose Producers Co-Wrote The Music: Fun., The Black Keys, And More

Buzz 12:33PM EDT

In genres such as pop and hip-hop, it's pretty much standard for a producer to have an active role in the album's songwriting, especially if they're working with a solo artist, but this is pretty uncommon when working with rock bands, who tend to write their own material. These nine albums, however, feature extensive songwriting contributions from their producers, even though they were made by rock bands.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

Bruce Springsteen

8 Songs About Working (Or Hating Your Job): Bruce Springsteen, Oasis, And More

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If there's one thing that most rock fans can relate to, it's despising your job (or in some cases, not even having a job). In celebration of Labor Day tomorrow, here are eight songs about how tough and irritating most jobs can be.READ MORE

Lauren Bacall in 1946

Lauren Bacall Dead at 89: Music Tributes for 'How To Marry A Millionaire' Actress from Madonna, Bon Jovi, Anna Nalick and More

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In the world of classic Hollywood icons, there are few women who made a bigger impact in the world of style, grace and film than Lauren Bacall. Yesterday, in a continually sad week for Hollywood, the How To Marry A Millionaire actress passed away at the age of 89 due to a stroke.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

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8 Albums Whose Closing Tracks Were Big Singles: Adele, Kanye West, And More

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As a general rule in pop music, an album's big single is usually placed towards the beginning, if not at the very top, of the tracklisting, with the album's last track reserved for something less pop friendly. However, these eight artists broke this trend by sticking huge singles at the very end of the album.READ MORE

The White Stripes

7 Great Alt-Rock Songs Where The Lead Vocalist Doesn't Sing: Oasis, The White Stripes, and more

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For most bands, one of their most identifiable aspects is the sound of the lead singer's voice. However, every once in a while another band member will step out in front and take the lead, sometimes even at the suggestion of the lead singer. Here are seven greatest alt-rock songs where someone else in the band sings lead.READ MORE

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8 Albums That Close with Their Best Song: The Clash, Morrissey, and more

Exclusives 12:43PM EDT

I've previously written articles about albums that open with their best song, as well as albums that close out pretty anti-climactically, so I thought it would only be fair to take a look at albums that have excellent closing tracks. Here are eight albums that saved their best songs for last.READ MORE

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