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Why My Chemical Romance’s Legacy Is Cemented In Rock History

This news is not okay (I promise). After 12 years, four albums and a score of highly popular and visible songs, My Chemical Romance called it quits Friday (March 22), according to a post on […]

03/26/2013

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The Art Of The Rock Star Rant

“I hate business people,” Kanye West said in his recent on-stage rant in London. He surmised that particular thought with, “How much shampoo can you sell with your face on it and s***?” It’s amusing, […]

03/15/2013

Egyptian activists and youth perform the "Harlem Shake" in front of the Muslim Brotherhood headquarters in Cairo on February 28, 2013. (Gianluigi Guercia/AFP/Getty Images)

Harlem Shake, The Life-Ruining Meme

At its peak, the video meme that exploded around Baauer’s unexpected No. 1 smash “Harlem Shake” turned into a seemingly ubiquitous sensation, with 4,000 of the viral clips being added to YouTube on a daily […]

03/06/2013

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Why Fall Out Boy’s Patrick Stump Is Right About Hate Culture

Patrick Stump, Fall Out Boy frontman and at times a pop culture pariah himself, wants you to knock it off with the Nickelback jokes. The one band that nearly everyone feels okay about bashing has […]

03/04/2013

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