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Best Lyric Vids of the Week: Volume XXIX

Oasis bring to life an endearing tale in the early 90s in which a random beautiful woman from San Francisco saved the band from a breakup, Coldplay show some political teeth, Grizzly Bear bring the home […]

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In Light of Chester Bennington’s Death, Fans Tweet Lyrics in Remembrance

Chester Bennington sings ‘Hallelujah’ at Chris Cornell’s funeral just this past May in LA; Photo: Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP In the aftermath of the news that Linkin Park‘s frontman and songwriter, Chester Bennington, died by possible suicide at age […]

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Notes from Mr. Sandman: Defari

Introducing ‘Notes from Mr. Sandman‘ – a column slapping a spotlight on lyricists overlooked, under appreciated, or just plain criminally slept on. Or like a man named Nas once said, “I never sleep, cause sleep is the cousin of death.” […]

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Malaysia Has Banned ‘Despacito’ Because the Lyrics Are Too Raunchy

Luis Fonsi and Daddy Yankee in the official video for ‘Despacito’; Photo: Universal Music Latino/YouTube It’s a good thing Justin Bieber doesn’t know the lyrics to “Despacito,” which was recorded by Luis Fonsi and features Bieber and Daddy Yankee, […]

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Randy Newman’s Dick is Bigger Than Trump’s, According to His Unreleased Song

Randy Newman back in 1977 singing ‘Short People’; Photo: Randy Newman/YouTube But you already knew that, right? Though the Americana pillar of aloof piano numbers has teased the lyrics to his purported phallic ballad before […]

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U2 Denies Lawsuit Claiming They Ripped Off ‘The Fly’

A bug-eye shaded Bono leads U2 on the official video for Achtung Baby’s ‘The Fly’; Photo: U2Vevo/YouTube It turns out U2 may have borrowed the axe to take a swing at 1991’s Achtung Baby buzzsaw pop classic, “The Fly,” […]

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Leaving a Tax Evasion Hearing, DMX Kicks Freestyle Outside Manhattan Courthouse

DMX freestyles in front of the Manhattan Courthouse; Photo: Page Six Earl Simmons (b.k.a. DMX) is not one to shy away from confrontation. The Ruff Ryders alum is a lightening rod with no filter, always […]

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Coldplay Take on Refugee Crisis Again with ‘Miracles (Someone Special)’

A screenshot from Coldplay’s new lyric video for ‘Miracles (Someone Special)’; Photo: Warner/Coldplay/YouTube Coldplay are making sure they stay relevant with their new lyric video for “Miracles (Someone Special),” which — like their lyric video […]

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Credit: Annie Liebowitz

Lyricapsule: Hunter S. Thompson is Born; July 18, 1937

Photo: Annie Leibovitz Hunter S. Thompson, the wild, mad mind behind ‘gonzo journalism‘ was born on this day in 1937. A notorious devourer of life at a rapid pace, Thompson was just about the most reflective […]

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RIFF’d: Shabazz Palaces’ ‘Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star’/’Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines’

With the release of their double album Quazarz: Born on a Gangster Star and Quazarz vs. the Jealous Machines, Shabazz Palaces blast light years into the future, expanding their vision and redefining the parameters of […]

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