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The Cure - The head on the door

The Cure is known primarily to the music public at large as the one goth band that became massively successful on the pop charts (on more than one occasion). And for all the presumed doom and gloom of their music, much of the music of the Cure, especially as they evolved in…
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What if Layne Staley had joined Rage Against the Machine?

Layne Staley possessed one of the most recognizable voices of 90’s rock, singing for Alice in Chains and for the Mad Season album project. Alice in Chains was part of the more famous Seattle Grunge bands along with Nirvana, Pearl Jam, Soundgarden and Screaming Trees.
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Kurt Cobain speaking about Os Mutantes

Os Mutantes is one of the most interesting psychedelic rock bands of the 1960’s. The group was especially important for the counterculture movement in their home country of Brazil. Together with musicians like Caetano Veloso or Gilberto Gil they are associated with the…
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Elliott Smith - a short remembrance

Since we started the web site, dealing especially with alternative rock music, there were certain figures and groups that we felt needed to be included on here. We felt we needed at least an article that would serve as a nod to their great work and the admiration we have…
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Marilyn Manson, the MTV awards' favorite shock

It seems far removed from current reality, but in the late 1990’s Marilyn Manson was the most shocking band to be played on the radio and, most importantly, on television. Whether pop culture has moved in a way where what Manson did now seems comparatively mild, or…
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Musicians that declined political endorsements (part 2)

6. R.E.M. – Donald Trump Also recently, republican candidate Donald Trump walked out at a political rally in Washington, DC, to the sound of It’s the End of the World as We Know It (And I Feel Fine). The members of the now defunct alternative group R.E.M. issued a…
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Musicians that declined political endorsements (part 1)

Election season for the presidency in the U.S.A. is well under way . Many celebrities are lining up to publicly offer their support for political candidates. The public endorsements run the gamut from those rather obvious, to the odd and unexpected. For example, Jon Bon Jovi…