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The Roots of Indie: Stiff Records

Rock and roll has Sun Records. Indie has Stiff.

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Ringo Starr / Lou Reed / Billie Joe Armstrong / Joan Jett / Bill Withers
Kevin Winter / Tim P. Whitby / Karl Walter / Mike Coppola / Brian Ach, Getty Images

The Rock and Roll Hall of Fame? Upstairs, First Door On the Left

The 2015 inductees are in. Here are the hits and misses, and directions to the only Hall of Fame you need to visit.

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Confessions of a Guy In a Black T-Shirt Who Jams

My musical appetite may be diverse, but I still love the bands from my childhood.

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The Pirate Bay
The Pirate Bay

The Pirate Bay Sinks, But Piracy Sails On

On Dec. 9, Swedish police raided a server room in Stockholm and forced the notorious file-sharing network known as the Pirate Bay offline.

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Jimmie Rodgers
Jimmie Rodgers

The Roots of Indie: Jimmie Rodgers

Alt-Country fan? Better tip your brakeman's cap to the father of country music.

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Ron Burton, Hulton Archive
Ron Burton, Hulton Archive

Never Mind the Vinyl, Here’s the Bollocks: The Emotional Void of Compressed Audio

Tune in, turn on, drop out. While many years ago that notion held one meaning, today, the same could be applied to our listening habits.

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Should Musicians Make Stronger Political Statements? Be Careful What You Wish For

Should artists speak out on big, important social issues just because they can? Even if you don't have anything to say?

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George Stroud / Hulton Archive, Getty Images

Dec. 8, 1980: The Day the ’70s Ended

The '70s were the "Inevitable Beatles Reunion" decade, until they couldn't be anymore.

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Pomplamoose Official Facebook

Pomplamoose Prove Artists Need to Rethink How They Fund Their Art

If you care about music and you use the internet, you've no doubt read the recent essay in which Pomplamoose opened a window into their finances.

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Getty Images

How the Internet Stole Christmas (Some of the Music, at Least)

Our relationship with music has changed so much that it's altered how we give and receive it.

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