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Dire Straits Bassist John Illsley on Rock and Roll Hall of Fame, Reunion

Dire Straits went through a lot of lineup changes over their relatively brief time as an active band. Nine musicians joined frontman Mark Knopfler during the run, some lasting for little over two years. The only person to make it all the way from the first album in 1977 to the final concert in 1992 was bassist

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Watch Thom Yorke Perform New Song ‘I’m a Very Rude Person’

Thom Yorke launched the first date of a brief solo tour this month at Los Angeles’ Fonda Theatre on Tuesday and he debuted several songs live during the set, Consequence of Sound reports (via

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Russell Simmons Accused of Rape, Sexual Harassment By Multiple Women

UPDATE (12/14): Russell Simmons has posted a new statement denying the rape allegations. On Instagram, with an image that read #NotMe, he wrote: “Today, I begin to properly defend myself. I will prove without any doubt that I am innocent of all rape charges. Today, I will focus on ‘The Original Sin’ (Keri Claussen),

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The Cars’ Ric Ocasek on the Hall of Fame: ‘It’s a Good Cap to the Bottle’

Cleveland, Ohio, holds a special place in the heart of Cars frontman Ric Ocasek. It’s the town where he learned to love music and first met his future Cars bandmate Benjamin Orr. It’s the first place he ever played his songs in front of an audience. And on April 14th, he’ll go back there to enter the Rock and Roll

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Watch Bully’s Spastic, Suburban ‘Running’ Video

Bully conjure the VHS era with their retro, Nineties-styled “Running” video. In director Alan Del Rio Ortiz’s grainy clip, the indie-punk quartet viciously stab a teddy bear, cruise around on skateboards and perform on a suburban lawn decorated with a pink flamingo.

“Running” highlights Bully’s recently issued second LP,

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Supremely Rare Vinyl Copies of Prince’s ‘Black Album’ Surface

There’s virtually no vinyl record in history more sought after by collectors than a genuine copy of Prince‘s Black Album. Warner Bros. pressed approximately 500,000 copies of the album in late 1987, but ordered them all destroyed once Prince decided it was “evil” and should never see release. The label worked extremely hard

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Watch Alice Cooper’s Creepy ‘The Sound of A’ Video

Alice Cooper fans dress up like the shock rocker in the minimalist video for “The Sound of A,” the closing track from his latest LP, Paranormal. The clip cycles through a series of close-ups with various people –

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20 Best EDM and Electronic Albums of 2017

EDM’s economic bubble continued to float on throughout 2017, as upper-crust artists jetted between festivals, casinos and meet-cutes with celebrity vocalists. The “global market” rose again to $7.4 billion in 2017, and Forbes is still aggrandizing superstar DJs. But this year, the artistic action was not about bigness. With ever-splintering global scenes and styles, there was no

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