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Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls Contribute to Anti-Fracking LP

Bonnie Raitt, Indigo Girls, John Butler Trio and Michael Franti are among two dozen musicians who have contributed songs to Buy This Fracking Album, a two-disc compilation LP intended to educate listeners about hydro-fracking, a controversial method of extracting natural gas from the earth’s shale. In a statement, Raitt said,…

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Today in Hip-Hop: The Notorious B.I.G. Drops ‘Life After Death’

On this day in hip-hop history… 1997: On March 25, 1997, hip-hop mourned the loss of Brooklyn MC The Notorious B.I.G. with the release of his second and final studio album, Life After Death. With Biggie’s death on March 9, 1997 still fresh on their minds, fans of the drug dealer turned ghetto superstar devoured the double disc project upon its release. Picking up right where his debut album, Ready… Read more »Read More Today in Hip-Hop: The Notorious B.I.G. Drops ‘Life After Death’

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Happy Birthday, Juvenile!

Today, March 25, is the birthday of Southern rapper Juvenile. The New Orleans-born MC’s career began in 1995 at the age of 19 when he released his debut album Being Myself via Warlock Records. Juvenile first struck chart topping gold with the 1999 single “Back That Azz Up.” Within the next two years, Juve joined Cash Money Records’ roster and became one of their flagship artists. He would release six solo… Read more »Read More Happy Birthday, Juvenile!

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The Doors, Radiohead, Joan Baez Added to National Recording Registry

Radiohead’s OK Computer, the Doors’ self-titled 1967 debut and Joan Baez’ 1960 album Joan Baez are among the 25 recorded works that have been selected for inclusion into the Library of Congress’ National Recording Registry. Lauryn Hill’s The Miseducation of Lauryn Hill, Sly and the Family Stone’s Stand!, the Righteous Brothers’…

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Watch Ad-Rock Talk Food, Make New Sandwich for Charity

Years after Adam “Ad-Rock” Horovitz  rhymed about “mean muggin’ with a Blimpie Bluffin,” the former Beastie Boy is stepping up his culinary game with a new sandwich he designed with New York bánh mì hotspot, Num Pang.

Horovitz and Num Pang co-founders Ratha Chaupoly and Ben Daitz offered Rolling Stone an exclusive look at the…

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Lollapalooza 2015: Paul McCartney, Metallica Headline Lineup

Paul McCartney and Metallica will headline this year’s Lollapalooza Festival, which rolls into Chicago’s Grant Park July 31st through August 2nd. The long-running fest unveiled their lineup Wednesday morning, and it features Sam Smith, Florence and the Machine, Bassnectar, Alt-J, TV on the Radio, Tame Impala, Alabama Shakes, Death From Above 1979 and…

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