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CBGB Plans On Reopening Reeaaal Soon

Listen up folks, some rumors are worth the spreadin’! Especially this tasty morsel about the iconic music club CBGB reopening, which closed on October 15, 2006 after lengthy disputes over back rent between owner Hilly […]

01/25/2012

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Patti Smith Cancels Private Show at Hotel Chelsea

Patti Smith was all set to take the stage for a private performance at the Hotel Chelsea last night, much to the distaste of many of its residents. Many believed she would be “selling out” […]

01/13/2012

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Public Image Ltd. Prepping New Album And Remastered PiL Catalog For 2012

[lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Johnny Lydon[/lastfm]is bringing back [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Public Image Ltd.[/lastfm] with a new album for 2012 and the entire PiL catalog is being remastered for release. NME says two live albums will be remastered and released. The […]

12/29/2011

Clash members Paul Simonon (L) and Joe Strummer (R) in 1984 (Getty Images/STR/AFP)

Rock Flashback: Remembering Joe Strummer

It’s one of the great stage names in rock — [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Joe Strummer[/lastfm]. The man to which it was attached led a fascinating life.

12/28/2011

Clash members Paul Simonon (L) and Joe Strummer (R) in 1984 (Getty Images/STR/AFP)

Video Classics: ‘Rock the Casbah’ – The Clash

While it is unclear whether or not [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]The Clash[/lastfm]‘s 1982 hit, “Rock the Casbah” was written specifically about the Ayatollah Khomeini’s ban of rock music in Iran, it makes a good story, and is so […]

12/20/2011

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Free MP3 From Le Butcherettes – Download The Garage-Rock Song “New York”

There are plenty of bands who want to lay claim to the mantle of the garage-rock gods, bands that turn out some form of [mp3com-artist]Velvet Undergound[/mp3com-artist]-meets-[mp3com-artist]Sonic Youth[/mp3com-artist] screech. Few are doing it well (including LouTallica […]

11/15/2011

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Last.fm Discover: The Resilient Scott H. Biram Survives A “Truck Driver” To Sing His “Victory Song”

Just the fact alone that [lastfm link_type="artist_info"]Scott H. Biram[/lastfm] was sitting in the Last.fm Discover studio recording a session, is amazing in itself. Back on March 25, 2003, Scott was hit head on by an 18-wheeler […]

11/14/2011

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