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Jack White is Right, Just Creating More Clickbait

Mary Ellen Matthews
Mary Ellen Matthews

Third Man Records posted a statement pleading for less "clickbait bingo," but responding at all only supplies the blogosphere with more bingo chips.

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The Roots of Indie: ‘O Brother Where Art Thou?’ Original Soundtrack

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It was the soundtrack that made roots music "bona fide."

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Spotify’s New Features Show Exclusives Can Be Good Thing

Spotify CEO Daniel Ek
Andrew Burton, Getty Images

Spotify's new play for original content may show the way out of the exclusives dilemma.

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26 Years Ago: Frank Zappa’s ‘Broadway the Hard Way’ Released on CD

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Frank Zappa's last concert tour was a disaster, but the album endures.

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10 Years Ago: Gorillaz Prove They’re for Real With ‘Demon Days’

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Parlophone

The second album from Damon Albarn's virtual band secured their spot among the most evocative on the planet – despite the fact that they don't really exist.

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20 Years Ago: Everclear Release Their Sophomore Effort, ‘Sparkle and Fade’

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Steve Schaefer, Getty Images

Before they were the band behind the song on your 'Now That’s What I Call Music!' compilation, Everclear dropped 'Sparkle and Fade,' 20 years ago today, May 23.

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I Waited 31 Years to See the Waterboys (And It Was Worth It)

Mike Scott
James Stafford, Diffuser

Is three decades too long to wait to see a band? Not when it's the Waterboys.

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Muse 101: English Rockers to Return to Their Beginnings on ‘Drones’

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Gavin Bond

Ahead of the their seventh full-length, Drones, Muse frontman Matthew Bellamy says the album is a return to form of sorts.

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Frank Zappa Invented Music Streaming

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Hulton Archive, Getty Images

In the dark days before the internet, Frank Zappa had a plan....

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5 Years Ago: The Black Keys (Don’t) Sell Out With ‘Brothers’

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Sean Gardner, Getty Images

The problem with selling out is that it is often confused with success. The Black Keys compromised nothing when making these songs, they just wanted them heard.

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